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Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers with Anita Sethi

Friday, 3rd May, 2019    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH


fbfOur first event for Feminist Book Fortnight. Join us in celebrating the publication of this crowd-funded anthology, edited by Kit de Waal.

Common People brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class.  Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences.

Common People

We will be joined here at Five Leaves by two contributors to the book:

Anita Sethi is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster who has written for the Guardian,ObserverSunday TimesDaily Telegraph, Sunday TelegraphIndependentIndependent on SundayNew StatesmanGranta ,(She has also been birdwatching with Margaret Atwood!).

Jodie Russian-Red. Jodie is a Hull-born writer, poet, artist and part-time office administrator based in Nottingham. She has presented numerous spoken word shows and In 2018 she was selected to be part of Penguin Random House’s under-represented writers programme.  Jodie is appearing with the support of Writing East Midlands.

Anita Sethi





There will be readings from the book as well as a discussion of the use of crowdfunding as a way of getting diverse books published.

Tickets: £3.00 on the door, including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk