food for thought

Bank holiday Monday afternoon, and we’ve finally got time to write a quick blog about last Wednesday evening. We spent it on Zoom, enjoying a conversation between writers Kit de Waal, Lisa Blower, and our own Emma Purshouse as they discussed why they use dialect in their work, and why it’s important to do so.

The event was part of a series put on by Birmingham Literature Festival, and it was utterly fascinating to listen to what three highly talented authors had to say. In the real world (as against an online event with a one-hour time limit) we dare say it would have been a discussion which carried on over a pint or two, or a few glasses of wine, until the last bus or the taxi home brought it to a (temporary) end.

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more inspiring events from Birmingham Literature Festival. They’re food for thought. And we’re always hungry for that.