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2018

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

TITLE: GOTH GIRL AND THE SINISTER SYMPHONY

TIME: 10.30AM-11.30AM
LOCATION: CASTLETOWN CIVIC CENTRE
COST: £5.00

Author & illustrator Chris Riddell (Children’s Laureate 2015-2017) entertains young fans of his Goth Girl series, as we mark the paperback publication of the latest book, Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony. The story sees Lord and Ada Goth host Gothstock at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and invite the cream of the country’s composers: Joseph Haydn-Seek, Franz Sherbert, Felix Meddlesome, and Ludwig van Beetlebrow.

Political cartoonist for The Observer, Chris has written and illustrated numerous books, including his own Goth Girl and Ottoline series, and illustrated for many leading authors, including Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book), and JK Rowling (The Tales of Beedle The Bard, published next month).

One for all young readers.

Book using the link below, call 01624 600555, or visit the Villa Marina reception or Sea Terminal Welcome Centre. Also available from Bridge Bookshop in Port Erin and Ramsey.

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chrisriddell.co.uk

TITLE: THE STORY BEHIND THE SONGS

TIME: 12.15PM-1.15PM
LOCATION: CASTLETOWN CIVIC CENTRE
COST: FREE

Singer & songwriter Louise Jordan visited Flanders, the battlefields of the Somme, and many museums and research centres to create No Petticoats Here, a show that shares the extraordinary stories of women who lived during the First World War. Supported by Arts Council England, the show has been performed throughout the UK. Louise will be performing No Petticoats Here in the Isle of Man at an event outside of Manx Litfest but has kindly agreed to do a talk for us, based on the stories that inspired the songs she wrote.

Please email bookings@manxlitfest.com to reserve your place

louisejordan.co.uk   nopetticoatshere.co.uk

TITLE: THE MANX LITFEST SHORT STORY SLAM

TIME: 3.30PM-6.00PM
LOCATION: NOA BAKEHOUSE, FORT STREET, DOUGLAS
COST: FREE

The fourth annual Short Story Slam will see writers battling it out to win the coveted shield and a free pass to all events at Manx Litfest 2019!

Zoe Cannell won the inaugural slam in 2015, Pam Smith was champ in 2016, with Benjamin Hickey triumphant in 2017.

This is a free event – both to enter a story, and to attend.

Please note - the closing date to register entries has now passed.

TITLE: MOONBRELLA

TIME: 7.15PM-9.00PM
LOCATION: PEEL CATHEDRAL
COST: £6.00

Performance poet Thommie Gillow returns to Manx Litfest for the first time since our inaugural festival in 2012, when she hosted the first ever Manx Litfest Poetry Slam – which is now such a fundamental part of our schedule each year. Moonbella was a project for which Thommie was commissioned by Shrinking Space and the British Science Association for the 2016 British Science Festival event ‘Creatures of the Night’. The inspiration was drawn from the fact that out of more than 600 craters on the moon that are named after real people, just 29 are named after women. Moonbrella evokes the lives of some of these women by giving participants a private audience with their story.

What is a Moonbrella? It’s a translucent white umbrella, illuminated and dressed to create an immersive, portable, personal space that audience members can carry around. It contains an mp3 player and headphones to allow an audience to listen to poems relating to the person illustrated in the Moonbrella.

Event sponsored by ManSat.

Spaces are limited, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com to book your seat

thommiegillow.com    wisterlitz.wordpress.com/work/moonbrella