April 28st at 2pm
"Legend of a Suicide"
by Ian McEwan
Roy is still young when his father, a failed dentist and hapless fisherman, puts a .44 magnum to his head and commits suicide on the deck of his beloved boat. Throughout his life, Roy returns to that moment, gripped by its memory and the shadow it casts over his small-town boyhood, describing with poignant, mercurial wit his parents' woeful marriage and inevitable divorce, their kindnesses and weaknesses, the absurd and comic turning-points of his past. Finally, in Legend of a Suicide, Roy lays his father's ghost to rest. But not before he exacts a gruelling, exhilarating revenge.
April 21st at 2pm
by Neil Gaiman
Rosalind hates her new secondary school. She's the weird girl who doesn't talk. The Mute-ant. And it's easy to pick on someone who can't fight back. So Rosalind starts a blog - Miss Nobody; a place to speak up, a place where she has a voice. But there's a problem...
Every Monday and Friday we host exchanges of English-French conversation 5-7 p.m. Admission is free, but we ask you to have a drink at the bar.
from 5.30pm to 6.50pm
This writing group is for anyone who wants to write in company. It will be informally run, with a writing prompt provided each week and the opportunity - entirely optional - to share work afterwards for feedback.
Bring paper and pen, no laptops please.
Run by Sharon Black, poet, publisher and founder of Abri Creative Writing.