Literary Lunch


Friday 13 October 12 noon for 12.30pm
The Ribston Suite, The Bridge Hotel, Walshford, Wetherby LS22 5HS


Enjoy a three-course lunch with talks by dramatist and  television and film screenwriter  Alice Nutter and novelist and biographer Richard Newman.


Having always believed she was a writer who somehow ended up in a band, Alice Nutter left the political pop band, Chumbawamba in 2005 to put this to the test. Over the last decade she has written extensively for stage and screen. Her credits include four original plays staged at West Yorkshire Playhouse including My Generation and Barnbow Canaries.


Alice’s screen credits include episodes of Jimmy McGovern’s The Street and The Accused, Channel 4’s The Mill and the forthcoming White Princess. For the last year, Alice has been working on a new series, Trust, with Slumdog Millionare writer Simon Beaufoy. Starring Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank, Trust is currently in production with Danny Boyle as director and will be broadcast in early 2018.


Alice lives in Leeds with her teenage daughter and partner, and describes herself as ‘still learning her craft’.  A fascinating insight into the world of a dramatist and scriptwriter.


Local author Richard Newman wrote the Sunday Times best-seller, A Nun’s Story, the biography of a living nun, Sister Agatha from the Bar Convent, York, whose story is stranger than fiction. He has written three novels, Crown of Martyrdom, The Horse that Screamed and The Potato Eaters, as well as a 1,000-year history of Walton church and its people, and a bedside reader of poems and short stories.


Richard is currently working on another true life story, Veronica’s Bird, about  an abused young woman who ran away to prison to be safe and rose to be Governor of Armley prison. He is also completing Cockroach on my Shoulder, a humorous travel autobiography of his time in the Middle East, and another novel, Stepping Down. He is happily married with three sons, three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren and, most importantly, also lives with Crumble the dog.


There will be a book-signing after the event.


Sponsored by Hart Law



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