Courttia Newland on location in Church Street

Snakeskin by Courttia Newland   Music for the off-key, by Courttia Newland   A book of blues, by Courttia Newland   Society within, by Courttia Newland

Author Courttia Newland was our special guest at Church Street Library last week.  The author of seven novels, Courttia was in familiar surroundings, having made regular visits to Church Street market and the Lisson Green estate in the 1980s.  This coincidence fitted well with his chosen theme of place and environment in his writing.

We were delighted to welcome an audience of local people including users of the Home Library Service, who were able to attend thanks to the transport and support provided by HLS staff.  The audience particularly appreciated listening to Courttia reading from his own work. One Home Library Service customer commented on Courttia’s “beautiful, clear voice” and another customer enjoyed the chance to ask him about creative writing programmes.

Courttia Newland at Church street Library, October 2014

[Alison]

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