Red Lion Bookshop, in partnership with Appetite Book Club, are delighted to host this event with Sarah Perry, who will talk about her wonderful novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ at
Colchester Arts Centre
Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 6.30 pm
The Essex Serpent’, is set largely in and around Colchester towards the end of the nineteenth century.
A series of misfortunes out on the Blackwater estuary lead to rumours that the legendary serpent (or dragon) is stalking the land once more, roused from its slumbers by the earthquake of 1884.
It has been shortlisted for many prestigious, national literary awards, including the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Costa Fiction Prize and the Wellcome Book Prize. It has just been announced winner of the British Book Award 2017.
The Arts Centre doors will open at 6.00pm with the event starting at 6.30pm sharp.
There will be the opportunity for audience Q&A and the event will run through to 7.30pm.
Tickets at £5.00 can be bought from the shop during normal opening hours of 9 – 5.30pm.
Tickets are also available online from Colchester Arts Centre website for £6 where an ordering charge is also applicable.
All profits from this event will be donated to Read Easy, a charity that works to help adults learn to read.
Find out about the excellent and important work they do here http://readeasy.org.uk