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City Lit Talks Back: our monthly performance night for City Lit writers

Story added 24th Feb 2016

Pictured: Selina Nwulu, young poet laureate for London, performing in September 2016

City Lit Talks Back: Friday 31 March

City Lit Talks Back returns on Friday 31 March with a fantastic line-up to perform an eclectic mix of poetry, prose, comedy and drama. Alan McMonagle will give the first London airing of his debut novel, Ithaca; former City Lit student Tasha Kavanagh will read from her acclaimed 2015 novel, Things We Have In CommonConor Montague will recall the time he met Santa Claus; and Jennifer Weller will channel the voice of Ella Fitzgerald. Also performing are Jane Dugdale, Patricia Latter, Jo Saunders, Fahima Shahabben, Christopher Lancaster, Sarah Strong, Paul Rutherford, Michelle Beute, Sue Greenhill, Lindsey Booth, Estefania Hageman, Louise Severyn-Kosinska and Sue Olney

City Lit Talks Back is held at Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, and will be hosted by Conor Montague, co-ordinator for creative writing at City Lit, and Lindsey Booth.

The show begins at 19:00

All are welcome. Admission is free and there is no need to book. Full bar facilities are available.

We run City Lit Talks Back regularly, so if you can't make it in March, check back soon for details of the next event!

Share your work

If you're a student at City Lit and you're interested in the opportunity to read your work to a live audience, let us know at so we can  book you in for a future event. All genres, styles and levels of experience are very welcome.

Upcoming dates

Friday 31 March

Saturday 29 April (Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland. As part of Cúirt International Festival of Literature)

Friday 26 May

Friday 30 June

More information

>> Find out more about creative writing at City Lit

>> Click here for details of the venue: Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road

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