Lewes Literary Society

Events 2019/20

All events start at 8pm at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE. Doors are open from 7.30pm, and we have a friendly bar where you can purchase a drink to take into the auditorium.

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Fiona Sampson

10th March 2020

Fiona Sampson is an award-winning poet, writer, broadcaster and critic. She has published twenty-seven books in thirty-seven languages, and received an MBE for Services to Literature. Her recent books include Limestone Country and In Search of Mary Shelley, a critically-acclaimed biography which was serialised on Radio 4, and was the Times Literary Non-fiction Book of the Year. Her forthcoming poetry collection, Come Down, will be published in 2020.

Tickets for this talk can be bought in advance here, or from Bow Windows Bookshop, or on the door.

In a collaboration with the Depot Cinema, there will be a screening of Boris Karloff’s 1931 film, ‘Frankenstein’ a few days before Fiona’s talk, on Saturday 7th March. Details here


Alexander Masters

21st April 2020

Alexander Masters is the author of Stuart, A Life Backwards, which won the Guardian First Book Award and the Hawthornden Prize.  It was turned into a film for BBC and HBO, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.  His second book, Simon, The Genius in my Basement, was a study of an eccentric mathematical prodigy.  A Life Discarded, 148 diaries found in a skip, is the third in this trilogy of memoir/biographies.