— Ellie Broughton


ettaIn my most audacious use of a book review ever, I gave a talk for the Vine Collective at the William Morris Gallery in August about what I learned from reading Etta James’s autobiography, Rage To Survive.

The Vine Collective has been behind a number of brilliant events in the past year, including a night of music from The Magnetic North at RIBA, and so I was really chuffed to be on the bill with Salena Godden at one of Kirsteen McNish’s nights. Click ‘Read more’ to read the talk in full.

I haven’t done a lot of talks but last February I did a bit at a night in Dalston called Romantic Misadventures and last year I read short stories at the Peckham Pelican. Follow the links to find out more about those two readings.

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Last Valentine’s weekend, I got up on stage to entertain strangers with the story of my hopeless return to the dating scene at Romantic Misadventure.

Although my Romantic Misadventure reading isn’t available online, you can check out past readings on Soundcloud.

If you want to read any of my creative writing, you can find short stories I read aloud at Literary Kitchen in Peckham last year on The Learned Pig and The Cadaverine. (I also have one published with Queen Mob’s Teahouse).

My next reading is on 4 August, for The Vine Collective, where I’ll be reading on the same bill as hero storyteller Salena Godden. Come along!

And, if you ask nicely, I might retell dating anecdotes in person.

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