High Spirits: A Literary Supper
26th Mar 2019
Combine a few of life’s simplest pleasures – fine food, your favourite tipple and a good book – by joining us for A Literary Supper hosted by local author Melanie Whipman.
Melanie is a writer and lecturer. Her fiction has been broadcast on Radio 4 and published in numerous magazines and anthologies.
However, for this evening Melanie will be reading extracts from High Spirits, a new selection of short stories written by contemporary writers, on the pains, pleasures and horrors of drinking. Hear Melanie recite her own prose, and take part in what promises to be a lively, fun and thought-provoking discussion led by the author herself. All over a delicious two-course supper.
This highly spirited literary experience is available to book now for £30 per person and includes nibbles and a drink on arrival followed by a two-course supper.
Tuesday 26 March, 7pm arrival for 7.30pm sit-down.
Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Thyme Roasted Parsnips, Shredded Leeks
Grilled Cornish Cod & Chorizo Stew, Fregola, Sweetcorn, Sundried Tomatoes
Rocky Road Chocolate Brownie, Salted Caramel Ice Cream
White Chocolate Pannacotta, Passionfruit Glaze, Honeycomb
Selection of Cheese, Chutney
To book now, please call 01428 605799 or email [email protected]
The featured book is available to purchase from Bel & The Dragon or Farnham Waterstones at a special rate. Advance booking and 50% non-refundable deposit to secure. Limited spaces.
Click Here to find out more about Melanie Whipman.
About High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories: “Drinking stories are told by drunks, or about drunks; they are told in pubs, or set in pubs. They are stories where people drink, and stories which somehow induce a sense of drunkenness in readers and listeners. Anton Chekhov may or may not have drunkenly compared the experience of reading a short story to downing a shot of vodka, and F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed that a good short story could be written on a bottle. Here is a collection of contemporary short stories written on and about bottles stories about the comedies, tragedies, pleasures, pains and horrors of alcohol all of which can be downed like (and perhaps with) a glass of vodka. Edited with an introduction by Karen Stevens and Jonathan Taylor, contributors include some of the best short story writers in the UK today: Judith Allnatt, Jenn Ashworth, Laurie Cusack, Desmond Barry, Louis de Bernières, Jane Feaver, Cathy Galvin, Alison Moore, Kate North, Bethan Roberts, Jane Roberts, Hannah Stevens, Michael Stewart, David Swann, Melanie Whipman, and Sue Wilsea.