Tracey Thorn at Aye Write
14 March, 2019 – 6 p.m.
Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn’s teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things and not going to the disco.
Long before she would conquer the charts in Everything but the Girl, Tracey was a typical teenager – bored and cynical. Her only comfort came from house parties, meaningful conversations and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living.
With her trademark wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt postwar dream so many writers and artists have mocked, and where so many have come from.
Chaired by Janet Smyth of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
0141 353 8000
The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN
This section: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events
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- ‘the lactic acid in the calves of your despair’ poetry collection by Ali Whitelock
- New Collection of Poems: Poor Wurld by Jim Ferguson