An Evening With Alison Moore

Event

An Evening With Alison Moore

Thu 22nd November, 2012 - 7pm to 9pm @ Loughborough Library

One of Britain's most talked about authors will be coming back to Loughborough on Thursday November 22nd when Charnwood Arts, in partnership with Loughborough Library presents an evening with Man-Booker shortlisted writer Alison Moore.

Alison will be talking about her acclaimed novel "The Lighthouse", at Loughborough Library on Granby Street, as well as reading from the book and hosting a Q & A session on her work and the experience of being a Man Booker nominee.

Copies of "The Lighthouse" book will be available to buy and can be signed by the author. Light refreshments will also be available. This will be one of the first events held at the newly refurbished Loughborough Library after its re-opening on Monday 19th November.

Born in Manchester in 1971, Alison Moore worked alongside Kevin Ryan as Administrator of Loughborough based community Arts organisation Charnwood Arts for several years, writing in her spare time. While there, she and fellow author and poet Deborah Tyler-Bennett set up Charnwood Arts's highly successful writing magazine "The Coffee House", which is still going strong after 23 issues.

Some years later, Alison decided to take the plunge and take up writing full time. It was not long before her short stories began to be published and meet with success. They have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Best British Short Stories, The Screaming Book of Horror and The New Writer.

Her 2011 story "The Glory Hole" was shortlisted for the Lightship Flash Fiction Prize and "The Pre-War House" was awarded 1st prize in the novella category of The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes, 2009. She has also been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Manchester Fiction Prize and the Scott Prize for her first collection.

But it was this year that her success took Alison onto the national literature stage when her debut novel, "The Lighthouse", was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. A debut collection of her short stories will be published by Salt in 2013. Alison now lives in Wymeswold with her husband Dan and son Arthur.

"An Evening With Alison Moore" will be held at Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough on Thursday 22nd November at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. The event will end at 9.00pm.

Tickets are priced at £3.00

Information

Time:
7pm - 9pm
Website:
http://www.alison-moore.com

Contact

Contact Email:
loughboroughlibrary@leics.gov.uk
Telephone:
0116 305 2420

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