So new the ink is still wet. On the back of their recent and upcoming publications, Wild Pressed Books are delighted to bring four of their authors to Wolverhampton Literature Festival: Tracey Scott-Townsend; Sara Reed; Russ Litten and R.M. Francis. These fantastic writers will be sharing the most recent titles from Wild Pressed Books, including Black Country's own R.M. Francis, who will be pre-launching his novel, Bella, exclusively for Wolverhampton Literature Festival.

Russ Litten is the author of the novels Scream If You Want To Go Faster, Swear Down, Kingdom and the short story collection We Know What We Are. As one half of the electronic story telling duo Cobby and Litten, he has released three spoken word/electronica albums My People Come From The Sea, Boothferry and Pound Shop Communism. He has written for TV, radio and film and has worked in as a writer in residence at various prisons and youth offender units. I Can See The Lights is his first poetry collection and will be published by Wild Pressed Books in February 2020.

Sara Read is a lecturer in English at Loughborough University. She researches cultural representations of the reproductive body in early modern England, and has published widely on this topic. In addition to her academic work, she regularly publishes in history magazines, and can be found as a newspaper reviewer in BBCWM on Sunday mornings on the Llewella Bailey breakfast show. In May 2020 her debut novel, The Gossips' Choice - about the life of a seventeenth-century midwife, against the backdrop of the Great Plague - will be published by Wild Pressed Books.

Tracey Scott-Townsend’s novels and poems explore the pressing themes at the heart of human existence, focussing in on the personal. She is a mother, artist, traveller, and grower of food on her allotment.

R.M. Francis is a writer from Dudley. He is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton, where he completed his PhD. Author of five poetry pamphlet collections, Wild Pressed Books are publishing his debut novel, Bella.

Performer: Tracey Scott-Townsend; Sara Reed; Russ Litten and R. M. Francis

Date: Saturday 1 February 2020

Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery - Georgian Gallery

Price: Donations welcome

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