Tricksy, playful and profound new stories that explore around identity and moments of intimacy.
We close our festival with fictions which slipside around identity, using language to resist barriers and reframe experience. Eley Williams’ bravura debut collection Attrib. has achieved major word of mouth success; her ingenious stories, told by ungendered first person narrators caught up in moments of intimacy, revel in the complexity of language while simultaneously confronting its limits. “Both playful and profound” – Guardian.
Neil Bartlett is an author, director, playwright and performer. Awarded the OBE in 2001, Neil’s many directorial credits, plays and books include Who Was That Man? about Oscar Wilde. Neil will be reading from a work in progress, a suite of stories exploring the lives of nine interconnected alter-egos of varying sexes, sexualities and times. “An artist who can really change the way people feel” – The Observer.
Small Wonder shuttle bus to/from Lewes Train Station (£3 return/ £2 one way)