david-keenan-photo

Novel Writers: David Keenan

This is Memorial Device

Novel Writers/
Thu 30 March 2017
18:30-20:00
Spike Island
Price: £5/ £3

Novel Writers: David Keenan

This is Memorial Device

david-keenan-photo
Thu 30 March 2017,
18:30-20:00
Spike Island
Price: £5/ £3

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

This Is Memorial Device, the debut novel by David Keenan, is a love letter to the small towns of Lanarkshire in the west of Scotland in the late 1970s and early 80s as they were temporarily transformed by the endless possibilities that came out of the freefall from punk rock.

It follows a cast of misfits, drop-outs, small town visionaries and would-be artists and musicians through a period of time where anything seemed possible, a moment where art and the demands it made were as serious as your life. At its core is the story of Memorial Device, a mythic post-punk group that could have gone all the way were it not for the visionary excess and uncompromising bloody-minded belief that served to confirm them as underground legends.

In partnership with/

How to Book/

Booking advised. Please note that there are online booking fees. Alternatively contact Spike Island on 0117 929 2266 or visit in person to purchase tickets. Spike Island is open 9am to 5pm weekdays, and 12 to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Refunds are only available if an event is cancelled.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers.

Please note this event is not amplified. The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. We sometimes film and photograph Festival of Ideas events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

Share this/