Protest: Stories of Resistance
Hosted by Maxine Peake and featuring Michelle Green, Courttia Newland & Kit de Waal
Sunday 8th Oct 2017, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The DancehouseWhen does a riot become a revolution? In their timely new collection, Protest: Stories of Resistance, Comma Press give us a street-level perspective on the grassroots social movements that agitated for change in Britain – from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the Poll Tax Riots of 1990 and the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003. Written in close consultation with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses, these new stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles – and provide a welcome, human counterpoint to the blare of fake news and post-truth politics.
Join us for this special event hosted by actor Maxine Peake and featuring readings from contributors; Kit de Waal, author of bestselling debut novel My Name is Leon; Michelle Green, author of the short story collection Jebel Marra; and Courttia Newland, author of seven books of fiction, most recently The Gospel According to Cane.
Age Suitability 14+
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