Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir, which celebrate the depth and texture of working-class life. The collection brings together established and emerging writers who redefine what it means to be working-class.
At this special event we’ll gather a selection of the contributors in the Miners’ Hall – Durham’s own ‘pitman’s parliament’ – to read from their work and discuss their experiences as working-class writers. We’ll also be premiering a short film from emerging Durham writer, Louise Powell, inspired by her childhood experiences at Easington dog track.
Kit de Waal is the author of My Name is Leon and The Trick to Time and the editor of Common People. Kit and Louise will be joined by emerging writers Adam Sharp and Jodie Russian-Red and acclaimed author Paul McVeigh, whose novel The Good Son won the Polari Prize.
Chaired by John Mitchinson, Unbound