Aye Write 2021 – Salena Godden and Courttia Newland – Immersive, Poetic Fiction

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Friday 21 May 2021 at 3.30 p.m.

All ages

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Immersive, Poetic Fiction – Salena Godden and Courttia Newland chaired by Lee Randall

Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person – a black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.

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Salena Godden’s ‘Mrs Death Misses Death’ is a life-affirming fire-starter of a novel. The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite. Years after the Ark was cut off from the world, a chance of survival within its confines is granted to a select few. Among their number is Markriss Denny, whose path to future excellence is marred only by a closely guarded secret. Set in an alternate world where slavery and colonialism never happened,
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Courttia Newland’s ‘A River called Time’ is both a timely exploration of social inequality and a story about love, loyalty and the search for the truth.

*This performance is live and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.

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