Saturday, 30 August 2014

Philip Hensher in Conversation

By Paul C Cumming

Those who favour pink ink are dancers, those who favour blue and black ink are serious thinkers and if you're using green, you're a lady novelist.

Modern Spying

By Calum Davies

‘If there were an invisible cat in that chair, that chair would look empty; but the chair does look empty; therefore there is an invisible cat in it.’

Caravan Conversations

By Carol Maurici

Was this something I would normally do? NO! A caravan….?
In the middle of the city…...?
In the middle of the day……?
In the middle of my life……?


Sonya Hartnett in Conversation

By Melissa Manning

The room is packed. On stage sit Jo Case, author of Boomer and Me and Sonya Hartnett. Case offers an abridged version of Hartnett’s successes and awards - the complete version would take too long. From here an easy conversation begins; audience members laugh along with those on stage. It's inclusive rather than voyeuristic - the perfect tone for a conversation with the author of Golden Boys.

Philip Heshner: Handwriting

By Tenaya Laird

The eccentric, funny and distinctly English Philip Hensher stepped on stage. Immediately the crowd of (seemingly) older women roared their approval. His humour spans generations. This session, on the topic of handwriting, had me feeling a little apprehensive: how could one man spend an hour discussing handwriting? But Hensher did it, and he made it interesting too!