Event: For Books’ Sake presents Karen Mcleod and Ellen Lindner


There are so many great people hosting events at the Festival (Firestation Book Swap, Skeptics in the Pub, Tall Tales) that it seems like an embarrassment of riches to mention another. We’re not embarrassed about literary riches around here, though; so we’re chuffed to say that For Books’ Sake have put together a cracking event.

FBS is a website featuring books by and for independent women, with writing by iconic and upcoming women authors, plus news, reviews and interviews. Media coverage of books and literary prizes are heavily skewed towards male writers – FBS aims to give women writers a platform.

Karen Mcleod is a Penge girl and writer-in-residence at Crystal Palace’s Bookseller Crow on the Hill. Her debut novel, In Search of the Missing Eyelash, gets under the skin of heartbreak in all its painful, grim, bitterly funny detail; she’s also a former air cabin crew member and current performance artist. And her Twitter avatar is brilliant. Plenty to talk about then…

Ellen Lindner is an American (now based in New Cross) cartoonist, writer and illustrator. She published her first graphic novel, Undertow, in 2009 and has had work featured in all kinds of publications. She’ll be taking us through some of her comics at the Festival as well as chatting about her work.

For Books’ Sake editor Jane Bradley is hosting this event, but there’ll be a chance to ask your own questions, too.

This event takes place on Saturday 10th September at 7pm, at St Swithun’s church hall. Entry: £4. Get information about all Festival events.

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