Bridlit Fringe 2018 SF: Gender, Technology, Ecology and the New Economy With Jo L Walton and Naomi Foyle Date & Time: Monday 12 November 2018
Bridlit Fringe 2018
SF: Gender, Technology, Ecology and the New Economy
With Jo L Walton and Naomi Foyle
Date & Time: Monday 12 November 2018 at 7:30pm
Venue: Beach & Barnicott, 6 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NQ
Tickets: £5.00 available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901 or online
This thought-provoking event draws together two people who write ground-breaking speculative fiction which has strong reference to contemporary issues of economics, gender, Islam and disability. Without being ponderous or didactic, they both understand that although this is fiction with a purpose, at the heart of a good novel is a crackling and inventive story.
Jo Lindsay Walton is a speculative fiction author and a poet. His novel Invocation is a contemporary fantasy about muses ( “Neil Gaiman on crack” — Interzone), and his short fiction, which often explores the consequences of emerging technologies, can be read in Twelve Tomorrows, The Long+Short, The Cambridge Literary Review and Big Echo. He is also one of the contributors to the recent collection Economic Science Fictions, edited by Will Davies, a collection of essays and fiction “rooted in the sense that our current economic reality is no longer credible or viable,” which offers “a wealth of fresh and unusual perspectives for anyone who believes the economy is too important to be left solely to economists.” Jo also runs the Economic Science Fiction and Fantasy Database and together with Polina Levontin edits Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association. With Samantha Walton he runs the poetry small press Sad Press, which focuses on experimental writing, especially by newer poets. He currently lives in Bristol and Brighton.
Naomi Foyle was born in London, and grew up in Hong Kong, Liverpool and Saskatchewan. After spending the late nineties working in South Korea and travelling in Central America, Asia and Australia, she now lives in Brighton. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Bangor University. She works as a Creative Writing lecturer at Chichester University. As an editor for Waterloo Press, Survivors Poetry and Lagan Press she has edited ten full-length poetry collections. Her own writing is has been described as “bold and unflinching, imaginative…thrilling and disconcertingly edgy…” PBS Bulletin. She has been a poet, agitator, sea-swimmer and breast cancer journeyer but she has surprised herself by developing yet another persona, Naomi the Diverse SFF novelist. Her work embraces SFF and Islam, disability studies and gender which makes her quite unique. It is in this persona that she will be appearing at the BridLit Fringe.
(Monday) 7:30 pm
Beach and Barnicott
South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR
Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF