hugely successful creator of Adrian Mole, teenage anti-hero turned celebrity offal chef,
will be talking about her work in Coventry next month.
Sue Townsend, widely regarded as Britains foremost comic novelist, has agreed to
join the panel at this years first Writers at the Hall event at the 14th
century St Marys Hall on Wednesday, 22 March (7pm for 7.30pm).
She will be appearing alongside top TV writer Andrew Davies, the countrys leading
adaptor of classic novels for the small screen, for an evening of chat and entertainment
that includes a hot served buffet and a free wine reception.
Britains best selling author in the 1980s, Leicester-based Sue Townsend is a
playwright and columnist of long-standing. Her new book the Cappuccino Years marks another
hilarious milestone in the life of Adrian Mole and shes also the author of the
novels Rebuilding Coventry and The Queen and I.
Writers at the Hall is a joint promotion between Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions,
the citys Library Service and Waterstones bookstores.
Peter Walters, spokesman for Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, said:
"Sue Townsend is one of the funniest writers around and with Andrew Davies we
think will form a terrific double bill. We can promise everyone an enjoyable and
stimulating night out."
Tickets are £18 a head and are available from the Coventrys Tourist Information
Centre in Bayley Lane (hotline 024 76 832303) and from Waterstones in Broadgate.