Monday, 11 May 2015

Local Writer Launches first novel

From the edge of SciFi to 18th Century.

June's Settle Sessions on Friday 5th June at The Folly in Settle features well established poets and novelists.
Jean reads at a previous Settle Session
Jean Harrison from Settle, writes both prose and poetry. At Settle Sessions she will be launching her first novel On a wandering planet. On the edge of sci-fi/fantasy, it focusses mainly on the story of a woman lost in a strange universe, trying to come to terms with herself, both helped and hindered by a chance encounter. It promises to be a fascinating piece! Jean's poems have been widely published and have been commended in competitions. Woman on the moon was short-listed for the Forward single poem prize. She has two collections but at present is focussing on prose. She will be reading from her new new novel 

Neil Curry
Neil Curry is a poet and literary critic. As a critic he has published studies on Christopher Smart, George Herbert and Alexander Pope. His Other Rooms: New and Selected Poems was published in 2007. His recent works include Six Eighteenth Century Poets and William Cowper A Revaluation

Sarah Wiltshire
There will also be an open mic session featuring local writing and favourite poems. Sarah Wiltshire, Ali Easton, Annie Nelligan and Anne Richer will read some of their favourite poems.

Other Sessions this year will be in September and November. Tickets for the evening are £6 (£5.50 for members) available from Cave and Crag, The Courtyard Dairy The Folly, and 01729 823305.