Word of Mouth: A Night of Horror
The Broadway Cinema bar, 14–18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL
7.30pm, 31 October 2011, entrance free
Word of Mouth, Nottingham Writers' Studio's live literature night, brings a night of horror to the Broadway Cinema bar in association with the Mayhem Festival.
A coven of writers stir up a stew of fiction, storytelling, drama, film, and history from the spooky side.
Nicola Valentine will be hosting the night and reading from her hew novel The Haunted. She'll be joined by writers Megan Taylor (The Dawning) and Charlotte Thompson, who'll be reading the grim and the gothic, and storyteller Pete Davis, who'll be sending shivers down our spines.
Rachael Pennell will be performing in Andy Cattanach's new SMS ghost script, in which text messaging turns out to be the only means of communicating between slipped time streams.
What have bicycles, Mary Shelley, and the 'year without a summer' got to do with one another? Graphic novelist Brick (Depresso) reveals all in his talk 'The Godforsaken Year', featuring frames from his forthcoming book Leonardo's Bicycle.
Plus three cult classics on screen, courtesy of Mayhem: Tom Baker reading 'The Emissary' by Ray Bradbury from Late Night Stories; 'The Mezzotint' read by Robert Powell from Classic Ghost Stories by M.R.James; and from Christopher Lee’s Ghost Stories for Christmas, 'The Ash Tree'.
Entrance is free, and it's al happening in the Broadway cafe/bar from 7.30pm on Monday 31 October.