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LOWBORN - Celebrating working class voices with KERRY HUDSON

Sunday, Nov 17 2019
19:30 - 20:30
Kerry Hudson
location: Assembly Roxy

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For our final chapter of the Book Fair we’re thrilled to welcome the writer Kerry Hudson to chat working class voices, community & more…

Kerry Hudson is one of our favourite writers, a wordsmith with award winning novels and a bestselling memoir under her belt, and a tireless advocate for working class narratives and writer solidarity.

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns is a powerful, personal work on poverty. Proudly working-class but never proudly poor, Kerry Hudson revisits the towns all over the UK, including in the North East, where she grew up, and reflects on what being poor really means in Britain today.

We’ll chatting about the new book, but also about working class writing more widely, cultural gate keepers, fiction and community, and those emerging storytellers we should all get excited about!

The Roxy bar will be open, we’ll have teapots ready - it’s the perfect end to four days of community building, reflection and action.


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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