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Grit Lit 8: December 6th 2012. Confirmed lineup.

Grit Lit 8
Sex Drugs and Rockin’ Prose…

We are most pleased to announce a stonking line up for December’s Grit Lit – a clash of fiction and non fiction that promises to deliver a sizeable bite! (and more AKAs than you can shake a stick at!). Get your advance tickets here!

Brandon Block. Superstar DJ, clubland legend, caner extraordinaire…. Brandon has lived a colourful life and we get to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth (via his biography The Life and Lines of Brandon Block, written by Matt  Trollope)

Nina De La Mer, author of rave inspired reads from her novel in progress.
Simon Nolan (AKA Simon Maginn), acclaimed horror writer, reads from his novel Whitehawk.
Brian Bell (AKA Charlie McQuaker) songwriter and author of Die Hard Mod.
Colette Berhardt, Guardian journalist and winner of the 2011 Digital Festival’s Flash Lit Fiction slam.
Mathilda Gregory (AKA Mathilde Madden), comedy writer for the BBC.

The Redroaster, St James St, Brighton. December 6th. 7.45-10pm





Grit Lit 8: Sex, Drugs and Rockin Prose. 6/12/12

We’re delighted to announce a classic line up for our winter Grit Lit session at Brighton’s Redroaster!
Confirmed guests:

Ibiza legend Brandon Block, legendary DJ and legendary caner who will be reading from The Life & Lines Of Brandon Block. author, Nina De La Mer, reading an extract from her novel in progress.

One of Brighton’s finest, horror and psychological thriller writer Simon Nolan.

Until May…

Thanks to all the writers for contributing to a cracking Grit Lit 6. Performances can be viewed here

Grit Lit will return as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe in May 2012.

In the meantime, if you write with grit then do submit.

(details on our submissions page)

Grit Lit 6. December 9.

Time to Grit up for winter with our December 9th session at the Redroaster in Brighton, featuring another batch of writers throwing down their sharpest tales.

Fine talent, great writing and a well stocked bar beckon! You can get advance tickets here:

We are especially pleased to welcome Nina de la Mer, who will be reading from her debut novel, 4am (Myriad Editions):

Set in the early 1990s on a British army base, 4a.m. tells the story of Cal and Manny, soldiers posted to Germany as army chefs. Bored and institutionalized, the pair soon succumb to the neon temptations of Hamburg’s red-light district, where they dive into a seedy world of recreational drugs and all-night raves.

Also looking forward to seeing Erinna Mettler return to the Grit Lit stage, reading from her debut novel Starlings (Revenge Ink).

A daisy-chain novel set in the city of Brighton. Disparate lives collide in surprising ways, showing that often people are not in control of their own destinies, but are shaped by those they live next to.

Other readers on the night are short story writers  James Burt, Chris Callard and Joe Evans.

As usual, Grit Lit hosts Amy Riley/ Tim Lay, and compere,  Geoff Westby will be steering the night through gritty waters!

Nicely Fringed!

Big thanks to everyone who came down to Grit Lit 5.  Another sold out fringe event!

Thanks also to our fabulous writers: Neil Ansell, Stephanie Lam, Dan Holloway, Ed Siegle, Wendy Anne Grenhalgh, Steve Cak and Dan Tsu (please see the writer’s profile section for more information).

Next Brighton Grit Lit will be in December. Hope to see you there!

Fringe line up…

We are very pleased to announce our line up for Thursday May 12th (Red Roaster. Brighton 7.45pm)

Tickets £6 advance ( £7 on door

On the night, we have:

Neil Ansell, whose debut book climbed to number 6 in the best seller list before it had even been released! Deep Country (Hamish Hamilton) details his experiences of living off grid in Wales’ ‘green desert.’

Ed Siegle, scouted at Grit Lit  by Myriad Editions who have published his debut novel Invisibles

Wendy Ann Greenhalgh, prize winning Brighton writer and organiser of the Story Scavenger hunt

Dan Holloway, member of literary cult, Year Zero and literary death match winner.

Up and coming talents, Stephanie Lam and Steve Cake.

With special guest: Dan Tsu from London’s Lyrix Organix spoken word collective.

And of course, your hosts, Tim Lay and Amy Riley

Grit Lit 4 v the snow

Despite snow and ice fit to turn Brighton into downtown Riga for the night, Grit Lit 4 went ahead on December 4th.

Unfortunately Year Zero writer Dan Holloway never made it – stuck as he was in a snow drift somewhere in the wilds of the Cotswolds. However, the seven writers who did manage to battle through delivered another great night of gritty stories and an exceedingly well turned out audience brought the warmth!

So big ups to all the writers and those who came out on the night!

Next Grit Lit will be a Festival Fringe event on May 12th.