Lisa is author of It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mothers, a fabulous collection of award-winning short stories dominated by the working-class matriarch. From the wise, witty and outspoken Nan of ‘Broken Crockery’, who has lived and worked in Stoke-on-Trent for all of her 92 years, to happy hooker Ruthie in ‘The Land of Make Believe’, to sleep-deprived Laura in ‘The Trees in the Wood’, to young mum Roxanne in ‘The Cherry Tree’, she appears in many shapes and forms, and always with a stoicism that is hard to break down.
Lisa will be running a short story writing workshop at the festival from 2 pm on the 11th October. In this character-driven workshop, Lisa will show those attending how to capture voice, and create memorable characters in believable situations. To book your tickets, click HERE.
Lisa will also be talking at The Studio at 6pm with authors Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Samanta Schweblin. Their talk, Windows Into Other Worlds, will discuss their separate approaches to writing short stories. Book your seat HERE.