CAST welcomes writers from The White Review to Helston, for a special evening of readings and discussions. Under the theme ‘The Country and the City’, the evening will include readings by poet Rachael Allen, novelist and journalist Ned Beauman and non-fiction writer Patrick Langley.
Doors open for refreshments from 6pm. Readings will be followed by CAST Café supper at £10 per head.
The White Review is a journal of the arts and literature published quarterly in print and monthly online. Since its first publication in 2011, it has gained a reputation as one of the most influential literary magazines in Europe. In the past six years The White Review has hosted over 80 events around the UK, across Europe and the US, known for their informal, convivial atmosphere.
Rachael Allen was born in Cornwall in 1989. She is the poetry editor for Granta, co-editor at the poetry press Clinic and of online journal Tender. Her first pamphlet is Faber New Poets 9, and she is studying towards a PhD at Hull University. Much of her poetry describes her experience of growing up in Cornwall, and of moving to London.
Ned Beauman’s debut novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Writers’ Guild Award for Fiction and the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction. His second novel, The Teleportation Accident, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and a Somerset Maugham Award. His third novel, Glow, was published in 2014. In 2013 he was chosen by Granta as one of the 20 best British novelists under 40. His work has been translated into more than ten languages.
Patrick Langley writes for frieze, art-agenda, Art Review, Rhizome and other publications. He is a contributing editor at The White Review. He is currently finishing his debut novel, an early draft of which was a finalist for the inaugural Deborah Rodgers Award.
Ben Eastham, co-founder and editor of The White Review, will introduce the contributors. Ben’s writing has this year featured in the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books and the New York Times, and he is an editor for documenta 14 and art-agenda. He is the co-author with Katya Tylevich of My Life as a Work of Art (Laurence King, September 2016).
The public programme at CAST is supported by Arts Council England, as part of the Groundwork programme 2016-18, which has been awarded Ambition for Excellence funding. Ambition for Excellence is a new programme aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England. The fund aims to have significant impact on the growth of an ambitious international-facing arts infrastructure, especially outside London.