ArchWay With Words Festival

by Douglas Cowie on 23 September 2016

On Sunday 16 October I’ll be discussing writing fiction about real writers with Jill Dawson, author of The Crime Writer, at the ArchWay With Words Festival in North London. The event starts at 4:45pm, and you can book yourself a ticket here.

Details:

ArchWay With Words

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 4:45pm

Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts, London N19 4AJ

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Song of the Week: “The Fog” by Zig Zags

by Douglas Cowie on 23 September 2016

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “The Fog” by Zig Zags:

I haven’t actually listened to this song yet, but I was out with my friend Bas on Wednesday and he told me I’d like the Zig Zags so I guess I’m about to find out.

UPDATE: Yes!

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Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Valley Clouds” by Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop:

Another highlight of this summer’s End of the Road Festival was Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop.  They played as a duo on The Garden Stage, and played a wonderful set of beautiful and interesting songs, including the material they’ve recorded together, Iron and Wine songs, and some well-chosen cover versions (a reworking of “Islands in the Stream” was a particular highlight).  During their set, two parrots flew over and crapped on the crowd; they worked it into the song they were performing without missing a beat.  Either that or they’ve spent as much time training parrots as they have on their songcraft.

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Nelson Algren Week

by Douglas Cowie on 9 September 2016

The week of 12 September is, for me at any rate, Nelson Algren Week, with two great events featuring the documentary, Nelson Algren: The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All and yours truly. Here’s further information:

13 September, Hamburg, Germany: Nelson Algren Day, Amerikazentrum, Am Sandtorkai 48, 18:00-20:30. Film Screening, Reading and Q&A with Ilko Davidov, co-director of Nelson Algren: The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All.

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15 September, Brighton, UK: Film Screening and Q&A, Waterstones Brighton. £15/£10(concessions), includes a glass of wine and a signed copy of Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago.

 

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