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Radical Fictions

Friday, Nov 15 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Ely Percy, Heather Parry, Hannah Lavery
location: Assembly Roxy

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Join us for an informal lunch time panel, terrific writers exploring the radical potential of fiction.

Some people like just sitting down and being taken for a ride. That’s a beautiful thing that fiction can do. But it’s not the only thing.” ― Zadie Smith

What role can fiction play in revealing buried truths or breaking barriers? In opening minds? In offering alternatives to the world we’re in?

The bookshop’s own Jim will be chairing a warm and informal lunchtime gathering of writers, including Hannah Lavery, Ely Percy & Heather Parry! They will, among many things, be talking about what fictions have shaped them and how they see literature shaping the broader political and cultural landscape.

We’ll touch on the importance of representation in print, and look at whether the visions we play out in fiction can feed imaginations in such as way as to actually foster change…

While we read a novel, we are insane—bonkers. We believe in the existence of people who aren’t there, we hear their voices… Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin


This event is part of Edinburgh’s 23rd Independent & Radical Book Fair, which runs from the 14th-17th November 2019. Please follow the link for details of accessibility as well as the bookshop’s safer spaces policy.

The Independent & Radical Book Fair is entirely run by Lighthouse- Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop and we receive no outside funding. To keep the event running in this spectacular and accessible space, and to make it as welcoming as possible, a third of all tickets are FREE, and the rest are by donation. Please give as generously as you can, either online or at the book fair!


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