I’m playing catch-up a bit here as I’ve missed writing up the last few Writers in the Brewery events at the theatre of New Brewery Arts, Cirencester. These are regular evenings featuring a mixture of a guest speaker, normally a local writer, and an ‘open mic’ (for fellow writers to test out short pieces. The next session is this week on 29 May 2014 when Kevan Manwaring (http://www.kevanmanwaring.co.uk/about-kevan.html ) will be the guest.
Evan Burgess - Vagrant Troubadour
Evan Burgess got the year’s writing events off to a fantastic start, talking about his time as a busker in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany, singing us some songs and reading a sample chapter from his new book (The Vagrant Troubadour, published by Cotswold Sparrow Publishing). Evan has a great voice, and I could see why, when busking, he was invited to perform at other events. His book covers his adventures and misadventures while busking. Some of his stories are frightening, others are gruesome and some involve more bodily fluids than you would normally come across, but it is a time he wouldn’t have missed for anything. It has left him fluent in Swedish and Danish and with a working knowledge of Norwegian and German, which has got to be useful with so much Nordic-Noir about.
See The Wilts and Glos Standard http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/11119941.Ex_busker_from_Cirencester_publishes_book_on_his_travels_across_Europe/
Evan’s book is available by contacting him through firstname.lastname@example.org
Writers in the Brewery
For more about Writers in the Brewery see the New Brewery Arts website http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/making-a-visit/writers-in-the-brewery
Writers in the Brewery events are held in the Theatre of New Brewery Arts (next to WH Smiths) on the last Thursday of each month, doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start and 9:00pm finish. Price £4, which goes to the venue (as does the bar money), but supporting the raffle helps pay the expenses of the guest speakers/performers. Events are organized by creative writing teaching, Dr Rona Laycock.