Barnett's Literary Lounge is an opportunity to meet leading authors and to hear them discuss their work in an intimate but relaxed setting over a glass of wine and refreshments.
Attendance is by ticket only - available in advance from the bookshop.
Note: all events start at the bookshop for informal chat before moving on to the venue
Literary Lounge Events 2020
We have an exciting line up for 2020, including Ursula Owen (10th March), Guinevere Glasfurd (7 April) and Polly Samson (12 May).
Ursula Owen joins us on 10th March in conversation with Sue Gaisford to discuss her memoir 'Single Journey Only'.
Ursula has been a significant figure in the worlds of literature and free expression since the 1970s. A founding director of Virago Press in 1974, she worked there for over two decades transforming both the literary canon and the contemporary publishing world. During the 1990s, she became Labour's Cultural Policy Advisor and Chief Executive of the Index on Censorship. Yet this is also the story of a refugee, a child who fled the Nazis, went to Oxford, worked as a psychiatric social worker, travelled extensively, married and became a mother. In this compelling memoir, we discover an extraordinary life, with all its messiness, and meet a woman who has always fought for ideas against a background of the tumultuous conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
'She writes with an endearing modesty: her style is simple and direct. Imbued with the effort of achieving scrupulous accuracy, her frankness is disarming'. (Sue Gaisford, Financial Times)