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Durham Book Festival Fringe: Telling the Truth

Wednesday 13 October at 7:00 PM

A Durham Book Festival Fringe author event. Sarah Meyrick speaks on the call to write fiction.

This event takes place in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral.

“Good writing is about telling the truth,” says best-selling American author Anne Lamott. But what does that mean in the context of fiction? What truths can a novelist tell? Sarah Meyrick’s latest novel, Joy and Felicity, is an exploration of the secrets and lies that cast a long shadow over the lives of one family. Like her earlier books Knowing Anna and The Restless Wave the author explores family dynamics, love and loss, and the role of faith on the choices we make. The author talks about her work, how she finds inspiration, and the stories she chooses to tell. She shares her thoughts on the purpose of fiction and the truths it explores.

This event is run in partnership with Durham-based publisher Sacristy Press.

Sarah Meyrick is a former journalist, now working as Public Engagement Manager at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Her latest novel was published by Sacristy Press earlier this year. She organises the Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature.

£7 standard admission
£15 admission plus a copy of the book
Student discount available.
Book tickets online on Sacristy Press's website.