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‘Season of the Witch’: Cathi Unsworth & Dorothy Max Prior

“Creatures, fiends, friends of the night and of the North, accept no alternatives: [Season of the Witch] is the book we’ve been waiting for our whole real, true Goth lives.”
– David Peace

Feeling gloomy? Want to celebrate the last fifty years of feeling gloomy? Slap on your eyeliner, squeeze into your black leather and lace, and join us at the Book Hive, Norwich, on Wednesday 7th June for an evening of subcultural revelry…

Yes! We’re all dressed up and ready to celebrate the launch of journalist-turned-noir-writer Cathi Unsworth’s magisterial new book of all things goth, Season of the Witch. And the fun doesn’t stop there! She’ll be joined by musician, scenester, and sometime-Psychic TV member, Dorothy Max Prior (author of 69 Exhibition Road).

These two masters of the post-punk universe will be chatting with academic, author, and all-round expert on scholars, writers, artists, musicians, delinquents, pub bores, and poets, Professor Matthew Worley.

The bats have left the bell tower! The victims have been bled! These three virginal brides file past his tomb… wait, we mean… will be comparing notes on an enduring counter-culture, one that steadfastly refuses to give up the ghost…

Cathi Unsworth is a novelist, writer and editor who lives and works in London. She began her career on the legendary music weekly Sounds at the age of 19 and has worked as a writer and editor for many other music, film and arts magazines since — including Bizarre, Melody Maker, Mojo, Uncut, Volume and Deadline. She has written numerous novels and short stories, including The Not Knowing, London Noir, The Singer, and Weirdo (a tale of female transgression and teenage trauma set on the Norfolk coastline!). Cathi is also the co-author of punk icon Jordan’s 2019 autobiography Defying Gravity.

Dorothy Max Prior worked as a photographer’s model, gallery usher, go-go dancer, and stripper throughout the mid-to-late 70s, when the queer club scene gave way to punk. She witnessed the births of Adam and the Ants, The Monochrome Set, and The Sex Pistols, as well as drumming in her own cult band Rema Rema, and recording with Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records.

Matthew Worley is Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading. His main areas of interest lie in twentieth-century British communism and fascism, and punk, post-punk subculture and popular music. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and founder and co-editor of the journal Twentieth Century Communism. He is also a founding member of the Subcultures Network, and once formed part of Malcolm Maclaren’s bid to become Mayor of London. He teaches (and writes) on punk, politics, anarchy, youth culture and social change.

£5 (redeemable against the books on the night)
Limited capacity — book a place now to avoid disappointment!

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Date

Wednesday 07 Jun 2023
Expired!

Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Book Hive
53 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1HL

Cost

£5.00

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Home Events - Norwich Lanes Literature ‘Season of the Witch’: Cathi Unsworth & Dorothy Max Prior

‘Season of the Witch’: Cathi Unsworth & Dorothy Max Prior

Date

Wednesday 07 Jun 2023
Expired!

Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Book Hive
53 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1HL

Cost

£5.00

“Creatures, fiends, friends of the night and of the North, accept no alternatives: [Season of the Witch] is the book we’ve been waiting for our whole real, true Goth lives.”
– David Peace

Feeling gloomy? Want to celebrate the last fifty years of feeling gloomy? Slap on your eyeliner, squeeze into your black leather and lace, and join us at the Book Hive, Norwich, on Wednesday 7th June for an evening of subcultural revelry…

Yes! We’re all dressed up and ready to celebrate the launch of journalist-turned-noir-writer Cathi Unsworth’s magisterial new book of all things goth, Season of the Witch. And the fun doesn’t stop there! She’ll be joined by musician, scenester, and sometime-Psychic TV member, Dorothy Max Prior (author of 69 Exhibition Road).

These two masters of the post-punk universe will be chatting with academic, author, and all-round expert on scholars, writers, artists, musicians, delinquents, pub bores, and poets, Professor Matthew Worley.

The bats have left the bell tower! The victims have been bled! These three virginal brides file past his tomb… wait, we mean… will be comparing notes on an enduring counter-culture, one that steadfastly refuses to give up the ghost…

Cathi Unsworth is a novelist, writer and editor who lives and works in London. She began her career on the legendary music weekly Sounds at the age of 19 and has worked as a writer and editor for many other music, film and arts magazines since — including Bizarre, Melody Maker, Mojo, Uncut, Volume and Deadline. She has written numerous novels and short stories, including The Not Knowing, London Noir, The Singer, and Weirdo (a tale of female transgression and teenage trauma set on the Norfolk coastline!). Cathi is also the co-author of punk icon Jordan’s 2019 autobiography Defying Gravity.

Dorothy Max Prior worked as a photographer’s model, gallery usher, go-go dancer, and stripper throughout the mid-to-late 70s, when the queer club scene gave way to punk. She witnessed the births of Adam and the Ants, The Monochrome Set, and The Sex Pistols, as well as drumming in her own cult band Rema Rema, and recording with Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records.

Matthew Worley is Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading. His main areas of interest lie in twentieth-century British communism and fascism, and punk, post-punk subculture and popular music. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and founder and co-editor of the journal Twentieth Century Communism. He is also a founding member of the Subcultures Network, and once formed part of Malcolm Maclaren’s bid to become Mayor of London. He teaches (and writes) on punk, politics, anarchy, youth culture and social change.

£5 (redeemable against the books on the night)
Limited capacity — book a place now to avoid disappointment!

More Info

Home Events - Norwich Lanes Literature ‘Season of the Witch’: Cathi Unsworth & Dorothy Max Prior

‘Season of the Witch’: Cathi Unsworth & Dorothy Max Prior

Date

Wednesday 07 Jun 2023
Expired!

Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Book Hive
53 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1HL

Cost

£5.00

“Creatures, fiends, friends of the night and of the North, accept no alternatives: [Season of the Witch] is the book we’ve been waiting for our whole real, true Goth lives.”
– David Peace

Feeling gloomy? Want to celebrate the last fifty years of feeling gloomy? Slap on your eyeliner, squeeze into your black leather and lace, and join us at the Book Hive, Norwich, on Wednesday 7th June for an evening of subcultural revelry…

Yes! We’re all dressed up and ready to celebrate the launch of journalist-turned-noir-writer Cathi Unsworth’s magisterial new book of all things goth, Season of the Witch. And the fun doesn’t stop there! She’ll be joined by musician, scenester, and sometime-Psychic TV member, Dorothy Max Prior (author of 69 Exhibition Road).

These two masters of the post-punk universe will be chatting with academic, author, and all-round expert on scholars, writers, artists, musicians, delinquents, pub bores, and poets, Professor Matthew Worley.

The bats have left the bell tower! The victims have been bled! These three virginal brides file past his tomb… wait, we mean… will be comparing notes on an enduring counter-culture, one that steadfastly refuses to give up the ghost…

Cathi Unsworth is a novelist, writer and editor who lives and works in London. She began her career on the legendary music weekly Sounds at the age of 19 and has worked as a writer and editor for many other music, film and arts magazines since — including Bizarre, Melody Maker, Mojo, Uncut, Volume and Deadline. She has written numerous novels and short stories, including The Not Knowing, London Noir, The Singer, and Weirdo (a tale of female transgression and teenage trauma set on the Norfolk coastline!). Cathi is also the co-author of punk icon Jordan’s 2019 autobiography Defying Gravity.

Dorothy Max Prior worked as a photographer’s model, gallery usher, go-go dancer, and stripper throughout the mid-to-late 70s, when the queer club scene gave way to punk. She witnessed the births of Adam and the Ants, The Monochrome Set, and The Sex Pistols, as well as drumming in her own cult band Rema Rema, and recording with Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records.

Matthew Worley is Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading. His main areas of interest lie in twentieth-century British communism and fascism, and punk, post-punk subculture and popular music. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and founder and co-editor of the journal Twentieth Century Communism. He is also a founding member of the Subcultures Network, and once formed part of Malcolm Maclaren’s bid to become Mayor of London. He teaches (and writes) on punk, politics, anarchy, youth culture and social change.

£5 (redeemable against the books on the night)
Limited capacity — book a place now to avoid disappointment!

More Info

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