An Evening with Martyn Bedford at Waterstones Bradford

7 Nov 2017 - 6.00PM

Join us at Waterstones Bradford, housed in Bradford's Victorian Gothic Wool Exchange building, for an evening with author Martyn Bedford, to help launch his new collection of short stories, Letters Home.

When an out-of-work actor discovers his bedsit once belonged to an obscure, suicidal painter, he turns his talents to re-creating the ultimate site-specific performance…

As a teenage girl drifts from depression into a permanent state of sleep, she becomes the focus of both scientific interest and an unexpected, cult following...

Against a backdrop of hooliganism and hostility, an asylum seeker writes letters home assuring his family how welcoming England is...

Many of the characters in Martyn Bedford’s stories find themselves at a point of redefinition, trading in their old identity for something new. Whether it is an act of retreat or escape – fantasising about storming out of a thankless job, or just avoiding a bad-tempered husband for a few moments on Christmas day – they each understand the first step in changing a reality, is to reconstruct it.

This event is free but space is limited - please contact the store to reserve your place on bradford@waterstones.com or call 01274 723127

6pm start