A Literary Estate – South Oxhey in Words

By | May 29, 2012

We are delighted to bring you news of an exciting evening of readings and writing about South Oxhey featuring our author John Schad alongside Michael Crowley (poet), David Reidy (historian) and others.

The event takes place on Saturday 2 June at 7.30 pm at Watford Palace Theatre and, here's the best bit, is free and open to all. More details can be found here.

John Schad, novelist and critic, will read from The Late Walter Benjamin, his new documentary novel which is set in the very early, immediately post-war days of the estate. John grew up on the estate in the 1960s and 70s. We are really excited to have published The Late Walter Benjamin earlier this month: read our interview with John, his guest blog post and the first 2 chapters of the book here!

Michael Crowley, poet and playwright, will read from Close to Home (Five Leaves), a new sequence of poems about the estate.  Michael also grew up in the estate in the 1960s and 70s.

David Reidy, historian, will talk about his new book, Poor But Proud. A History of South Oxhey.

Best of luck to John and all the other speakers – we look forward to hearing all about it next week!

Jenny Tighe

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