Resist: Stories of Uprising at Books on Tyne, Newcastle

27 Nov 2019 - 4.00PM

27th November 2019

City Library


Tickets: £3 - available online via Eventbrite or get yours from Newcastle Libraries and the Lit & Phil.

Comma Press's CEO and Editor Ra Page will be discussing British grassroots protestmovements that have inspired the short ficiton in Comma's two 'History-into-Fiction' anthologies, Protest: Stories of Resistance (2017) and Resist: Stories of Uprising (2019). For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. In these timely and evocative collections, twenty authors are assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest. from the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381 to Grenfell in 2017. In the age of fake news and post-truth politics this book fights fiction with (well researched, historically accurate) fiction.

Part of Books on Tyne: The Newcastle Book Festival 2019.