Bad Language in April: Yvonne Battle-Felton

Our headliner for April 2019 is Yvonne Battle-Felton, recently announced as longlistee for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut historical fiction novel Remembered.

Remembered tells the story of Spring, an emancipated slave, who is forced to relive a haunting past in order to lead her dying son home. The book also won a Northern Writers’ Award.

Yvonne Battle-Felton was born in Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey. She is a Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and her work has appeared in riverSedge, Assisi, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place and The Chesapeake Reader Literary Journal. She is creator of The Writing Life radio show, the North West Literary Salon, Stories at the Storey true story open mic night, and Off the Page live literature events.

Open mic spots for this month’s Bad Language are available from Wednesday April 10th. As ever, read the roolz then pop us an email (details here)!

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7.30pm at Gullivers, Oldham Street, Manchester. Admission: pay what you feel – donate to this event in advance here. Venue details here. Join our Facebook event here.

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