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Five Leaves Bookshop visits Seattle UNESCO City of Literature

This is the second of six international online events organised by Five Leaves Bookshop, with funding from Arts Council England. The events bring writers from our region of England together with native writers from the cities we are visiting. All of those cities are UNESCO Cities of Literature, as is Nottingham, and as Nottingham’s independent bookshop we want to help to establish links with other Cities of Literature, their authors and their bookshops.

Rachel Mann has qualifications in Philosophy, Theology, Creative Writing and English Literature. A sense of vocation led her from academia to church-related community work in inner-city Manchester. She began writing poetry, liturgy and short stories in the late nineties as a result of major ill-health, and has published eleven full-length books of memoir, theology/philosophy, fiction and poetry. She was ordained into the Church of England in 2005 and is the Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale, and Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral.

Putsata Reang is an author and journalist whose writing has appeared in national and international publications including the New York Times, Politico, the Guardian, Ms, The Seattle Times and the San Jose Mercury News. Born in Cambodia, she fled with her family when she was eleven years old and grew up in Oregon. She has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Afghanistan and Thailand, and she now teaches memoir writing at the University of Washington.

Kindly hosted in Seattle by Rick Simonson at The Elliott Bay Book Company, and the Nottingham host is Hedley Emmens.

Tickets: £3 if you can afford it, free if you can’t. It is essential to book via Eventbrite.

See all six events on Eventbrite here