Ian Banks heads for LMH

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Celebrated author Ian Banks, will visit LMH on Friday to participate in the ‘5 x 15’ literary festival.

Banks will be joined at the event by fellow authors John O’Farrell, Ross Raisin, Esther Freud and Salena Godden. The event has been organised to raise money for First Story, a charity which works to try to foster literacy and creativity amongst the pupils of disadvantaged schools. The event will see each author will speak on a subject of their choice for 15 minutes.

Ian Banks (left) with fellow Scottish author Ian Rankin

Banks’ work has not been without its controversies, his 1984 novel The Wasp Factory in particular shocked many upon its publication with its highly graphic depictions of violence.

The event will be held at LMH on Friday 28th September, 6.30pm. Tickets can be purchased via the First Story website www.firststory.org.uk. Tickets are £15 (Concessions £9).

 

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