Adventures in Research: Mussolini’s Island – An Evening with Writer in Residence Sarah Day

November 12, 2019

Adventures in Research: Mussolini’s Island – An Evening with Writer in Residence Sarah Day

12th November – 12th November 2019

8:00 pm

Join our final Writer in Residence of 2019 for tales of adventure through time and space…

In researching novels based on real life historical events, author Sarah Day has followed eighteenth-century explorers to Russia and a group of persecuted gay men to the Tremiti Islands. She has explored a hidden church beneath a swimming pool in St Petersburg, a derelict prison on San Domino, and viewed countless photographs and archives of extraordinary individuals. Sarah will offer fascinating tales of her travels, as well as tips for your own travels – and your own travel writing.

Sarah Day is a historical novelist, columnist, and reviewer. After some years spent in science-based disciplines her debut novel, Mussolini’s Island, was published in 2017 to creative and commercial success (winner of a Betty Trask award, shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown and Polari First Novel Prize). As well as writing fiction, Sarah is a science communicator for the Geological Society and has also worked with The Natural History Museum and the British Science Association to find news way to communicate scientific theories and discoveries.

Tickets are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of Mussolini’s Island included).  Book online, call Reception on 01244 532350 or email [email protected].

Please note that tickets for this event are e-tickets. Book online and have your tickets emailed directly to you – then save the environment by bringing along your e-ticket on your phone or tablet and have it scanned as you enter the event. If you would prefer to print your ticket, black and white is fine.

A print and collect service is available to those without access to email facilities for a small charge to cover our admin costs. Call 01244 532350 or email [email protected] for more information. Printed tickets will be available to collect from Reception before the event.

Your book will be available to collect from Reception at or before the event.

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