We are excited to welcome one of Manchester’s finest to our stage as her debut collection launches… alongside, of course, our open mic stars (scroll down for names).
Lara Williams’ ‘Treats’ is released on Freight Books and Lara will be reading from it at our April event.
Lara Williams is a writer based in Manchester. She has had short fiction published by McSweeney’s, Litro and various other publications and websites, and her journalism and non-fiction has appeared in the Guardian, NME and the Manchester Evening News.
Praise for Treats:
‘Lara Williams is one to watch. Five stars.’ The List
‘Something Katherine Mansfield might have written, if she lived in a world with iPhones and Topshop.’ Huffington Post
‘The Skinny’s literary discovery of 2016 so far, it may well remain so by year’s end.’
Open mic stars this month are: Alistair Norman, David Scott, Jamie Ryder, Jasmine Chatfield, Jim Coyle,Naomi Sumner, Sam Illingworth, Sarah-Clare Conlon, Sean Stapleton, Tarsa Misu.
This month, Bad Language will be a solo endeavour as Fat Roland guides the ship all night, alone, bobbing on choppy waters.