Literary Event Preview: Ace Stories #3
Hotel Pelirocco, 10 Regency Square, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 2FG
Sunday 12th September 2010 from 6pm – 8pm
by Guy Sangster Adams
Jay Clifton’s and Sam Collins’ Brighton Live Lit series, Ace Stories, continues apace with the third in the five event sequence taking place in September. This time the literary headliner is novelist, Scott Bradley, whose unsettling latest novel, The People Who Watched Her Pass By (Two Dollar Radio, 2010), tells the story of Salome Jensen who as a three year old is taken from her home by a man fixing the hot water heater, with whom she drifts through other people’s homes and laundrettes across California, along the way developing an insightful understanding of people and perspective on society. Bradfield is also the author of The History of Luminous Motion (Picador, 1994) which was adapted into the 1998 film, Luminous Motion, starring Deborah Kara Unger.
The live music set which concludes each Ace Stories event this time features singer-songwriter, Michael J. Sheehy. The former vocalist for late 1990s cult rock band, Dream City Film Club, Sheehy’s solo work draws on a breadth of influences from early American rock ‘n’ roll, blues, gospel, and country through to traditional British hymns. His most recent albums are Ghost on the Motorway (2005) and With These Hands (2009) a concept album which recounts the rise and fall of a fictional Irish boxer called Francis Delaney.
Support readings come from Brighton based writers, Neil Palmer (author of Place Explosion) and Lucy Harvest.
Ace Stories, Sunday 12th September, 2010, from 6pm to 8pm,
at Hotel Pelirocco, 10 Regency Square, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 2FG
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Michael J. Sheehy
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