Next Head in a Book Event
Wednesday 12th April 2017
James Reckitt Reading Room, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
Sue Wilsea reading and in Conversation with Louise Beech
Sue Wilsea has captured the essentials of short stories: plots to which a reader can relate, believable characters in identifiable situations, a pace of writing that moves the reader along. There’s variety; from subtle eroticism, well-crafted metaphor, social commentary to struggling writers, discarded lovers and a guilty jailer….Each story has an essential truth at its core, one that readers may not fully grasp until the last word.
You think you are reading about one theme only to discover it is giving you a completely different perspective and challenging your pre-conceptions and prejudices (some you never even realised you had). I love the way the writer uses language and imagery without ever over-playing it and feel that with Raw Material Sue Wilsea has really found her voice.
Sue’s work is with words, whether that’s writing, performing or teaching. Her fiction and poetry has been widely published and broadcast with her first collection of short stories, Staying Afloat, being published by Valley Press in 2012. In 2014 she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. As a freelance Arts practitioner Sue currently delivers Creative Writing classes and undertakes a wide range of writing / literature based projects. She has four grown-up children, lives with her husband in North Lincolnshire and buys too many books and earrings.
Head in a Book would like to thank The Arts Council of England, The Library Service, The James Reckitt Library Trust and the City Arts Unit for their support