A heady gala of both travel writing about Portsmouth and Portsmouth-based travel writers who have gone elsewhere in search of inspiration.
As part of the event, Tom Sykes and Alexander Sebley will be doing a local launch of their new book, Ivory Coast: The Bradt Guide. Expect tales of animist rituals, Rastafarian communes, disabled artisans’ cooperatives and risky expeditions with Ghanaian migrant fishermen.
Alexander Sebley is a photographer, writer and label manager who has worked for VICE, the BBC & Bradt Travel Guides.
Tom Sykes has written for Private Eye, The Telegraph, New Statesman, Scotsman, New Internationalist, Red Pepper and New African. He is the co-editor of the No Such Thing As a Free Ride? series of travel anthologies and currently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Portsmouth.
Other performers include Maggie Sawkins (winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry), Sarah Cheverton (Star & Crescent, Huffington Post) and UoP Graduate Gareth Rees (reading from his latest book Read Rees). More to be announced.
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Brought to you in association with Star & Crescent and 137 Albion Road Books.