Spike Island

Sian Norris: Literary Salon


Thursday 16 February 2017, 6.30–8.30pm


£3, booking advised

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With guest poets and performers Miles Chambers, Shagufta Iqbal and Vera Chok.

Join Sian Norris in recreating the salon scene of 1920s Paris through a series of showcase events. Norris shares the work she has created during her residency before inviting guest writers and performers to take to the stage. Attendees also have the opportunity to share their own work during an open mic session at each event.

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Sian Norris is writer-in-residence at Spike Island (3 January to 30 April 2017), developing a new novel and running a series of workshops and literary events. 

Sian Norris

Sian Norris is a novelist, short-story writer, poet and feminist activist. She is the founder and director of the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival and the co-editor of the Read Women project. She runs the feminist blog sianandcrookedrib.blogspot.com and has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman3am Magazine and Open Democracy. Her first book, Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue came out in 2013. She is currently working on a novel based on the life of Gertrude Stein which in 2016 was longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize.

Follow Sian on Twitter: @sianushka