Come and join travel writers Robin Bailey, Kapka Kassabova, Fran Sandham and Alistair Sutcliffe for our Reading Places day at Central Library, Saturday 5th November from 2 -4.30pm.
Each writer has a different tale to tell – from walking across Africa to climbing the highest peaks in the world.
The afternoon will be led by Anne Caldwell.
Robin Bayley is a writer, living in London, England. He is the author of The Mango Orchard, a book about his journey in the footsteps of his English great grandfather through Latin America.
Bayley was born in his grandmother’s house in the middle of a North Yorkshire moor in 1966. He grew up in Sheffield. After college, he moved to London where he worked in advertising and then children’s television. He twice gave up promising careers to travel and follow his muse. The fruit of these journeys can be read in The Mango Orchard, in which he tracks down his great grandfather’s secret family in a small village in western Mexico.
Kapka Kassabova grew up in communist Bulgaria, emigrated to New Zealand in her teens, and now lives in Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of several poetry collections. Her childhood memoir Street Without a Name was short-listed for the 2009 Prix europeen du livre and the Dolmann Travel Club Award. Her novel Villa Pacifica (Alma Books) and dance memoir Twelve Minutes of Love, a tango story (Portobello), are out in 2011. Kapka has written for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Scottish Review of Books, and Vogue.
Tickets are £4 per person in advance from the Grundy Art Gallery or on the day at Central Library. The event will include a cream tea and books will be on sale in the afternoon.