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Portsmouth pounds for wordsLast updated: 16 August 2012 11:28
Local writers present a short story celebrating the city of Portsmouth, in the spirit of a historic local hero John Pounds and the wisdom of Charles Dickens.
Join six of the writers, including Portsmouth’s writer-in-residence, Steve Tasane who will present ‘Pounding Words’ on Thursday 23 August 2012 at 7:30pm at Café Parisien (Dickens Café). Admission is free and there is also the chance to sign up to an open mic session on the night.
The reading is the result from workshops at Southsea Library with local writers, who have produced a short novel, using the work of Dickens as inspiration, to celebrate John Pound’s, the founder of the ragged school movement.
Pounding Words is being turned into a story film, shot around the unique interior of the New Theatre Royal, along with Steve Tasane’s verse adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Old Curiosity Shop. The book will be produced by local publishers, Tricorn Books and available at Portsmouth’s October Book festival.
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