Bad Language – May

Bad Language returns to The Castle Hotel for another night of the best spoken word in the North West.

Our headliner for May will be Gregory Normington.

His novels include The Ship of Fools (2002), Arts and Wonders (2004), Ghost Portrait (2005) and Serious Things (2008), all published by Sceptre. The Lost Art of Losing, a collection of aphorisms, was published by Vagabond Voices in 2012, and in 2013 Comma Press will bring out his first collection of short stories.

Gregory Norminton wrote the stories ‘Fall Caesar’, ‘The Poison Tree’ and ‘The Fortress at Bruges’ for BBC Radio 4, and his short stories have appeared in editions of Prospect, Resurgence, London Magazine and Zembla.

Norminton’s work for radio includes dramatisations of The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster and Utz by Bruce Chatwin. He is an occasional contributor to The Verb on BBC Radio 3.

He is the editor for acclaimed short story collection Beacons.

Joining him on the open mic will be:

Dave Hartley

Alex Klineberg

Sarah O’Neill

Matthew Lidis

Geraint Thomas

Kieren King

Adam Baird

Lee Moore

Mark Powell

Dominique Olivier


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