Lewes Literary Society

Events 2016/2017

All events start at 8pm at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE.

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Virginia Baily

21st March 2017

EARLY ONE MORNING: FRIENDS, FAMILY, LOVE AND RESCUE

Virginia Baily is the author of Early One Morning and Africa Junction. Both novels have won awards, both have been highly praised by critics, and both are set against a backdrop of historical events while delving deep into their characters’ emotional lives. Early One Morning, Virginia’s second novel, is set in 1970s Rome and, according to the Guardian, ‘masterfully explores themes of identity, belonging and loss’.

You can find out more about Virginia and her work here.

Copyright Sarah Lee - Novelist and lyricist Polly Samson. NO EMBARGO

Polly Samson

25th April 2017

A WRITING LIFE

Polly Samson will be with us to talk about her life as a writer of two novels, two collections of short stories and the lyrics to many Pink Floyd songs. But her career has also included jobs in publishing (she was on the board of Jonathan Cape at the age of 24), as a journalist and book reviewer, and as a judge for several literary prizes.

You can read much more about her here.