Literary Event: Ace Stories #10 – Rachel Cusk

Sara Lenzen, James Burt, 21 Crows
Hotel Pelirocco, 10 Regency Square, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2FG, UK
Sunday 6th March 2011 from 6pm – 8pm

Rachel Cusk (photographed by Adrian Clarke)

Rachel Cusk (photographed by Adrian Clarke)

by Guy Sangster Adams

Ace Stories concludes its first season of literary events in the impressive fashion which has marked out the series as a whole. Highly acclaimed writer, Rachel Cusk, will read from her latest novel, The Bradshaw Variations (Faber & Faber), and will also be ‘in conversation’ about her life and work with Ace Stories creator and director, Jay Clifton. There will also be live music from 21 Crows, and support readings from Sara Lenzen and James Burt.

Jay Clifton conceived Ace Stories, which is based in the English south coast city of Brighton & Hove, as arena which would “provide an entertaining but definitely seriously-minded programme of readings and music,” that promotes “literary appreciation and development.” In addition to six events at the Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton, which have featured writers such as, Cathi Unsworth, James Miller, Scott Bradfield, and Amanda Smyth, Ace Stories has also included film screenings, screenwriting workshops, and attendant ‘in conversation’ events at the De La Warr Pavilion, in the neighbouring coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea.

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Rachel Cusk, who is now similarly based in Brighton, was born in Canada and grew up in Los Angeles, USA, before moving to England where she completed her schooling and English at New College, Oxford.  Her first novel, Saving Agnes (1993), won the Whitbread First Novel Award, and her subsequent six novels and two works of non-fiction have all received great acclaim. In 2003, she was nominated by the British literary magazine, Granta, as one of 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’.

Ace Stories #10: Rachel Cusk, Sara Lenzen, James Burt, 21 Crows
at Hotel Pelirocco, 10 Regency Square,
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2FG, UK
on Sunday 6 March at 6pm.

Admission: £3 on door

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