Friday, 8 March 2013

Reading in Hackney for The Word Factory - 19th April

The Word Factory #9
Keeping The Flame Alive: Song & Story In Hackney

Let us seduce you with storytelling and song from award-winning performers and writers in the stunning Elizabethan chamber of the National Trust’s hidden Hackney gem, Sutton House.

Friday, 19th April
7-9pm at: Sutton House
2 and 4 Homerton High Street,
Hackney, London E9 6JQ
Telephone: 020 8986 2264
£10 on the door

Katy Evans-Bush

Sam Lee

Tom Lee

Sam Lee
Mercury Prize nominated folk singer and song collector Sam’s debut album, Ground Of Its Own, comprised of songs learned from the Gypsy Traveller community, haunting tales from history and the heart. His band, Sam Lee & Friends, perform unconventional and contemporary interpretations that challenge our preconceptions of what folk music should sound like.
Katy Evans-Bush
Hackney resident Katy is an accomplished poet, critic, teacher and superlative blogger. Don’t miss her award-winning web site Baroque In Hackney. She will be reading from her superb Rack Press pamphlet, Henry & Oscar, in which a delicious and moving encounter between Henry James and Oscar Wilde is imagined.
Vanessa Gebbie
Vanessa is a Welsh writer living in England. Her debut novel The Coward's Tale, an exploration of the importance of story in a troubled community, was a Financial Times Novel of the Year, and a Guardian Readers' Book of the Year. She is author of two short fiction collections, Words from a Glass Bubble and Storm Warning, and her first poetry publication, The Half-life of Fathers, is published later this year.
Tom Lee
Tom’s stories have been published in the Sunday Times Magazine, Prospect and Esquire, broadcast on Radio 4, and two are being adapted for film. His debut collection, Greenfly, was published in 2009 and he’s currently working on his second collection and writing a memoir about being in intensive care in King’s College Hospital, South London. As far as we can tell, he is not related to Sam.


  1. Ahh would love to come to this. Will be there the week after. Wish you were popping over to Italy! Xcat

  2. Sounds great, Vee. Wish I was a rich type who could flit to London for readings. Sigh. Have fun!!