After his debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe novelist Christopher Bliss (★★★★ 'One of this year’s hidden treasures … consistently, pant-wettingly funny.' Fest) decided to share his wit and wisdom with aspiring writers. At this monthly Literary Salon Christopher will meet and read from the works of published novelists and give his personal feedback. Additionally he'll be reading from his new novels and and doling out extra advice to anyone who wants it. Probably all of you?
THIS MONTH'S GUEST NOVELIST IS...PAUL BURSTON!
Novelist and journalist Paul Burston was a founding editor of Attitude magazine and has written for many publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Time Out, The Times and The Sunday Times. His first novel Shameless was published in 2001 and was shortlisted for the State of Britain Award. His third novel Lovers & Losers was shortlisted for a Stonewall Award. His most recent novel The Black Path is a thriller published by Accent Press available now from WHSmith travel outlets, Foyles and all good bookshops. It was long listed for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize and has amassed excellent reviews! He is the founder and host of London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari and creator of The Polari First Book Prize.
CHAIRED BY LUKE COURTIER:
FINALIST: Musical Comedy Awards 2015
FINALIST: Amused Moose Laugh Off 2015
★★★★★ The Good Review
★★★★ Broadway Baby
'fast-paced and laden with amusing anecdotes' The List
'A gifted act...his lyrical abilities are a sheer delight' The Skinny
'A breath of fresh air' Broadway Baby
'Put simply; he makes musical comedy sexy...And then there’s Courtier’s stupendous voice, humbly kept up his sleeve for 95% of the show. But the moments he opts to let rip are meticulously chosen to enhance what is, simply put, a hilarious hour of comedy.' The Good Review
REVIEWS FOR ROB CARTER IS CHRISTOPHER BLISS:
★★★★★ Fringe Guru
★★★★ Fringe Biscuit
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW - British Comedy Guide
'Simply hilarious and utterly captivating.' Fringe Biscuit
'One of the best character shows we’ve seen for a long time' British Comedy Guide
'One of this year’s hidden treasures … consistently, pant-wettingly funny.' Fest
'Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss is a fabulous piece of character storytelling. This is a fresh, original show, and one of the gems of this year’s Fringe.' Fringe Guru