Lisa Blower at Waterstones Newcastle


Join author Lisa Blower, along with poet Tony Walsh and journalist Anita Sethi, as they celebrate their involvement in the upcoming Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers, edited by Kit de Waal.

‘Common People’ is a collection of essays, poems and memoir, inspired by a shared concern that working class voices are increasingly absent from the pages of books and newspapers. The anthology features thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class.

Lisa Blower is author of It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s, a collection of regional and working-class fiction.

‘These stories are in equal parts comedic and achingly sad. Dripping with nostalgia and a real sense of place, told through the down to earth northern voice, this is a collection about real folk and real struggles that will always have my heart, not least for the stunningly engaging writing, but also for the memories it stirred for me.’  Bookish Chat

Tickets to the event are just £4 and can be bought over on the Waterstones site here.

This event is being held in association with New Writing North and Northumbria University.