BOOK LAUNCH: SARAH HALL, Burntcoat
Date: 24 June 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Advanced booking essential using the ‘Book Here’ button above.
The Stable Bar will be serving food until 8.30pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
“Under the wood’s charred coat, the true grain was revealed, in dark vectors and knots, patterns so suggestive they became stories.”
Come and celebrate the launch of the beautiful new edition of Cumbrian author Sarah Hall’s novel, Burntcoat, on Friday 24th June. Sarah will be reading from the novel and discussing the literary and artistic processes that go into making a book with her editor at Faber & Faber, Alex Bowler. There will be a special accompanying traditional shou sugi ban wood-burning demonstration by Director of Making, Tom Philipson. Enjoy this unique occasion with a drink, or stay for dinner afterwards in The Stable Bar.
Copies of Burntcoat will be available for sale in the Honest Shop and Sarah will be signing after the event.
18:00 – Arrival and opportunity meet the author
18:30 – Shou sugi ban demonstration by Tom Philipson (Director of Making, The Farmer’s Arms)
19:00 – Reading by Sarah Hall
About the Author:
Sarah Hall is Professor of Practice at the University of Cumbria, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Twice nominated for the Booker Prize, she is the award-winning author of six novels and three short-story collections: The Beautiful Indifference, which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, Madame Zero, winner of the East Anglian Book Award, and Sudden Traveller, shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction. She is currently the only author to be four times shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, which she won in 2013 with ‘Mrs Fox’ and in 2020 with ‘The Grotesques’.