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December 2013 Grit Lit – back with a vengeance

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Grit Lit returns for our winter session in December. Think of it as something of a grimy Christmas special… We have top notch writing from the excellent Jonny Gibbings, author of Malice in Blunderland (currently being filmed for movie release in 2014), Jonathan Kemp (London Triptych) and Radio 4 playwrite and Short Fuse founder, Tara Gould. They are joined by the excellent up and coming literary talents of Karen Pierce, Michele Baker and Tom Briars. Redroaster, Brighton. December 5th. 7.45 – 10pm. It’ll be good…

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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: http://gritlitdec2011.eventbrite.co.uk/

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!

Dates for your diary: Flash-lit Fiction 11 September & Grit Lit 9 December

Photo: Scribe, 2011

We’re please to announce a very special evening that we’re organising with Story Studio, which is an experimental night bring together literary world and digital worlds together under one roof, as part of the Brighton Digital Festival, which runs throughout September.

Please get involved, come down and Tweet your comments or stories to us.

A save the date is our second Grit Lit for this year. It will be held on Friday 9 December at Redroaster Coffee House, St James’ Street, Brighton 7.45pm-10pm, plus drinks after. A line up and further information to follow shortly.

Flash-Lit Fiction: a slam & other experiments: Sunday 11 September 2011, 7pm – 10pm, drinks til late 

Sticky Mike’s Frog Shop, 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL

An evening of short shorts, flash writing and digital technologies. At the heart of the event is a 300-word flash fiction slam competition and an online Twitter story competition, with competitors battling it out for fame and glory.

Twitter & slam winners will be announced on the night. Judging panels include our fine selves, Richard Hearn from Paragraph Planet (http://www.paragraphplanet.com) and Myriad Editions (http://www.myriadeditions.com/).

One week away….12 May Grit Lit!

It’s the final week before we take over our favorite coffee house in Kemptown. Tim and I are doing double time, checking in with all the writers, and also making sure we’re secure for our equipment and night track list.

One of the features of the night is soliciting song requests from writers, which will form part of the night’s soundtrack. It makes for eclectic listening. Last time (in deepest darkest snowy December) we had Irish dirges mixed with 90s grunge meets yacht rock. You really never know with these writers!

Here’s a sneak preview of Neil, one of our ‘stars’ for the nights. I say this because we have two freshly published books from our lot, which is even more reason to get on the rooftops and shout on their behalf.

The other newly published is Ed Siegle, who’s on Brighton & Hove publisher Myriad Editions. We’re big fans of their work – well chosen.

Here’s Neil. It’s his Penguin book promotional video. Lovely. 

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