- DURATION 60 mins
In this event, Abbie will speak to Rosanna Amaka about her debut novel 'The Book of Echoes'. Shortlisted for The Authors’ Club First Novel Award, The RSL Christopher Bland Prize and The HWA Debut Crown Award, Amaka began writing the book over twenty years ago with the aim of providing a voice to the Brixton community in which she grew up in. Described as 'Impassioned. Lyrical and Affecting' by The Guardian, and "A break-taking read" by Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City, we hope that you find the book as gripping as we have and find this discussion only adds to your experience of the book.
We are so excited to welcome Rosanna to the Mirthy Book Club for the first time, ahead of her second novel coming out in 2023!
For more information on our book club, click here: https://www.mirthy.co.uk/book-club/
To join the discussion group on 'The Book of Echoes', sign up to October's session here: https://www.mirthy.co.uk/event-calendar/book-club-community/
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Abbie & Maria
Maria Parfitt studied Viola under Dr Louise Lansdown at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she received a Scholarship. Since graduating in 2017 with a BMus(Hons) Maria has established a busy freelance career across the South West and can often be seen performing regularly with orchestras and ensembles including Southern Sinfonia, The Bristol String Quartet, Bristol Insight Ensemble, Terra Coda and many more. Alongside Maria’s playing career, Maria has years of experience in Arts Administration and she currently holds the position as Music Administrator at Redmaids’ High School in Bristol. She also tutors Primary and Secondary Music Tutor at Wolsey Hall Oxford.
Abbie would describe herself as a proud amateur musician! After joining every Bristol ensemble she could in her first year of university, she developed a real passion for chamber music and loves finding fellow musicians at Bristol orchestras who are keen to play chamber music repertoire. As a viola player in her current quartet and at Bristol Met Orchestra, she also loves an excuse to bring the violin back out of its case and onto a stage! She currently works as a Teaching Assistant in schools in Bristol but prior to this job, she worked as Head of Events at Rest Less!
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
We also recommend that you have read the book, which can be purchased here.
What if I can’t make the event?
If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.
Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
How do I watch the live event?
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