Wed, 28 Sept|
Glassroom, Napier Merchiston Campus
The Last Days: Ali Millar in conversation with David Bishop
Tickets £5-£16.99. Location: The Glassroom, Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT This is a live, in-person event. Ali Millar joins fellow author David Bishop to discuss her acclaimed memoir 'The Last Days', the process of publishing her first book and the development of her writing style.
Time & Location
28 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
Glassroom, Napier Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK
About The Event
Location: The Glassroom, Napier University Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT
This is a live, in-person event.
Ali Millar will be in conversation with fellow author and former tutor David Bishop to discuss her acclaimed memoir The Last Days, the process of publishing her first book and the development of her writing style.
About The Book: Ali Millar is waiting for Armageddon. Born into the Jehovah's Witnesses in a town in the Scottish Borders, her childhood revolves around regular meetings in the Kingdom Hall, where she is haunted by vivid images of the Second Coming, her mind populated by the bodies that will litter the earth upon Jehovah's return.
In this frightening, cloistered world Ali grows older. As she does, she starts to question the ways of the Witnesses, and their control over the most intimate aspects of her life. As she marries and has a daughter within the religion, she finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into its dark undertow, her mind tormented by one question: is it possible to escape the life you are born into?
A tale of love and darkness, of faith and absolution, The Last Days is an unforgettable memoir of one woman's courageous journey to freedom.
About The Author:
Ali Millar was born and raised in the Scottish Borders, and now lives in England with her husband and four children. She has an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Edinburgh Napier University, and has worked as a cultural producer for Summerhall in Edinburgh, for whom she has interviewed dozens of writers including Marina Warner, Rachel Cusk, Emma Jane Unsworth, and Etgar Keret.
About Our Chair:
Award-winning writer David Bishop teaches creative writing at Edinburgh Napier University. His first novel, City of Vengeance, won the Pitch Perfect competition at the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival and the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book. It was also shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Bishop was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship while writing that novel.
This ticket allows event entry for one individual.£5.00
Book + Event Entry
With this ticket you will receive a copy of 'The Last Days' and event entry for one individual.£16.99