Caught by the River

Event announcement: return to The Trades

10th April 2019

Following the success of our sold out March event, we are delighted to announce a return to Hebden Bridge’s Trades Club this summer.

Taking place on Saturday 6th July 2019, the event, featuring both up-and-coming and established writers, comprises our first ever entirely fiction-centric lineup – a reflection of the abundant experimental, original, and highly exciting new novels and short stories of the moment. Featuring:

Jessica Andrews – reading from her hotly anticipated London/Donegal-set debut novel Saltwater (published in May by Sceptre), and discussing it with journalist and short story writer Anna Wood

Wendy Erskine – talking about and reading from her debut short story collection Sweet Home, originally published by Stinging Fly Press in 2018, and due for a Picador reprint in June 2019. Wendy appears in conversation with author David Keenan, who wrote of Sweet Home in the Guardian: ‘Erskine’s arrestingly original debut short-story collection bears the ghost of 68-98, as she writes about the magic, ferocity and surrealism of contemporary Protestant Belfast’

David Keenan – presenting his recent Troubles/punk rock/Perry Como-laced second novel For the Good Times, and answering questions put to him by writer and broadcaster Emma Warren

Helen Mort – reading from and discussing her debut novel Black Car Burning (Caught by the River Book of the Month for April 2019) with Wendy Erskine. When reviewing Black Car Burning for these very pages, Erskine said: ‘[in this] layered and watchful novel, the stuff of people’s lives – trivial, quotidian, messy, painful – is rendered with imaginative precision and poise’

Anna Wood – recent winner of the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize – reading a selection of her published and unpublished stories

– Longstanding Caught by the River contributor Emma Warren taking on MC duties.

Doors open at 10:30am on the day. Tickets cost £10 (Trades Club members £8) and are available HERE.

Our delectable poster was made for us by Louise Mason. You can visit her website here.