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Short Stories Aloud: Elise Valmorbida and Jacqueline O'Mahony This is one of my favourite regular literary events in Oxford! We gather downstairs at Blackwells and listen to actors perform short stories by two authors. After a short break, the authors answer the questions from the audience scribbled on paper notes. The event is hosted by an author Sarah Franklin.
This time we listened to writers Elise Valmorbida talking about her latest book The Madonna of the Mountains and Jacqueline O'Mahony talking about her book A River in the Trees.
Elise Valmorbida Elise Valmorbida talks about her book The Madonna of the Mountains - a family saga set in northern Italy during the times when fascism was on the rise.
Jacqueline O'Mahony Jacqueline O'Mahony tells about her book A River in the Trees
- a sweeping novel of love, loss, history and secrets.
Elise Valmorbida sitting among the audience while listening to her story being read out aloud
Shame on me cause I did not find out the actors' names... maybe next time!
Short Story Aloud #1
Short Story Aloud #2
Did I mention that you get cake during the break?
If you'd like to find out more about the authors, here are the links:
February 2, 2019. Philosophy in the Bookshop - Nigel Warburton and Johann Hari Philosophy in the Bookshop is one of the regular events at Blackwell's bookshop (Oxford).
This time we listened to philosopher Nigel Warburton talking with writer and journalist Johann Hari. The author told us about his book exploring the mental health issues, 'Lost Connections'.
The event attracted many more people than there were seats, even people who were in the bookshop looking for books were stopping to listen!
My favourite quote of the event:
'It's not the work that makes us depressed - it's being controlled at work'.
So simple and yet so true.
Philosophy in the Bookshop - Nigel Warburton and Johann Hari For more photos check out my blog entry - Literary Oxford!
By the way I love the expression of the guy on the top left.
Writer and journalist Johann Hari
Listening to Johann Hari at Blackwell's
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Blackwell's events Photos were taken with Pentax K-70, lens Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM.
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I've decided to start writing a blog about literary events in Oxford. Not feeling very wordy (and consumed by guilt when I'm writing anything that's not my book), thus expect more photos than text.
February 1, 2019. Feminist Salon: Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
It was such an enlightening evening! I'm trying to go to almost every literary event since I moved to Oxford, and sadly there are very few interviews with female sci-fi and fantasy authors.
Feminist Salon Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Chair of the discussion Chelsea Haith and science fiction author Stephanie Saulter
British writer, critic, and poet Roz Kaveney
Writer of speculative fiction E. J. Swift
E. J. Swift and fantasy author Juliet E. McKenna
You can find out more about St Hilda’s Feminist Salon from their website:
https://sthildasfeministsalon.wordpress.com For photography nerds: the photos were taken with Pentax K-70, the lens SMC Pentax-DA 18-135m.
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