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Writers Meeting: Outside a Cigarette Walking

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Calder Bookshop Theatre

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SE1 8LF

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Welcome to the fifth in our new series of writers meetings offering an informal, critical space to test out new work.

Our featured writer this time is James Hatton, presenting extracts from his novel in progress, 'Outside a Cigarette Walking'. Told through its narrator's faltering memory, James' novel stitches a detective story into the murky backcloth of a global pharmaceutical conspiracy. Tobacco giants capitalise on an epidemic of early-onset dementia, while out there in the Kansas prairie, the answer to a murder case lies undiscovered.

Prismatic and layered like his films and photographs, James' writing draws on personal experiences working as a ranch hand in the US Midwest. His work deals with memory, history, system (or the impossibility thereof) in a tragi-comic meditation on what it means to assemble a life, hold on to it and possibly lose it.

The second half of the meeting will be an open mic session, but without the mic. Email editors@differentskies.net if you'd like to share something. Or just turn up on the night. We will do our best to fit in as many people as possible.

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