01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Polari Up North

£0.00£5.00

Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 7:30pm

Location: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate HD2 2UD

A fabulous evening of LGBTQ+ entertainment, hosted by Paul Burston, creator of Polari (www.polarisalon.com) and the founder of the Polari First Book Prize. His latest bestselling novels are domestic noir The Black Path and psychological social-media thriller The Closer I Get. Plus:

VG Lee, a comedian, author of short stories, most recently Oh You Pretty Thing, and five critically acclaimed novels, including Diary of a Provincial Lesbian and Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire.

Andrew McMillan, whose debut collection physical was the first poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award, while his follow-up playtime won the 2018 Polari First Book Prize.

Louise Beech – an award-winning Hull-based author and playwright, her fourth novel, The Lion Tamer Who Lost was longlisted for the Polari Prize and her sixth, the dark psychological thriller I Am Dust, is out in 2020.

Age guidance: 16+

For venue Access Guide, click here AccessAble

(Images of Paul Burston c. c Krystyna Fitzgerald-Morris)

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Event Details

Date: March 25, 2020

Start time: 07:30 p.m.

End time: 09:00 p.m.

Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate HD2 2UD

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

A fabulous evening of LGBTQ+ entertainment is in store, as the Polari Literary Salon returns to Huddersfield. Hosted by author Paul Burston, Polari will showcase a wealth of writing talent, with the ever-popular VG Lee,  winner of the 2019 Polari Prize, Andrew McMillan and award-winning Hull author Louise Beech.

Paul Burston – Creator of Polari (www.polarisalon.com) and the founder of the Polari Prize and Polari First Book Prize. His fifth novel, domestic noir The Black Path, was a No 1 bestseller at WH Smith; his latest bestseller, The Closer I Get, is a compulsive and powerful psychological thriller about a social media stalker.

VG Lee – Crazy hat lady, comedian and author of several short story collections, including Oh You Pretty Thing, and five critically acclaimed novels, including Diary of a Provincial Lesbian and Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire.

Andrew McMillan – The multi-award-winning poet published his debut collection, physical, in 2015. The first ever poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award, it was also voted one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association in 2019. His second collection, playtime, won the 2019 Polari Prize. Andrew is a senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU.

Louise Beech – An award-winning Hull-based author and playwright. Her debut, How to be Brave, got to No 4 on Amazon and was a Guardian Readers’ Pick; Maria in the Moon was described as ‘quirky, darkly comic and heartfelt’ by the Sunday Mirror; The Lion Tamer Who Lost was shortlisted for the Popular Romantic Novel of 2019 at the RNA Awards and longlisted for the Polari Prize 2019; and Call Me Star Girl was longlisted for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize and was Best magazine’s Best Book of the Year 2019. I Am Dust will be released in April 2020.

Age guidance: 16+

For venue Access Guide, click here AccessAble

Additional information

Date

25 March 2020

Time

7.30pm

Cost

£0, £3, £5

Venue

Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD

Ticket Type

University of Huddersfield staff or student (please bring relevant ID), Concession, Full Price

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