The Brontë Lounge with Michael Stewart

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An evening with the writer of the forthcoming "Walking the Invisible"

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An evening with the writer of the forthcoming "Walking the Invisible"

Join us from 7.30pm GMT on Thursday 27 May as we welcome Michael Stewart, author of Ill Will and the forthcoming Walking the Invisible, for an evening of online conversation.

In this zoom event, Michael will talk to our host Helen Meller about the his enduring fascination with the Brontës, tracing it through the writing of Ill Will (2018), which reimagines the events which may have taken place during Heathcliff's "missing years"; through to his spearheading of the Brontë Stones project, which carved new work by creatives including Kate Bush and Jackie Kay onto stones placed within the moorland landscape; to his most recent project, Walking the Invisible, which explores the landscapes and geography that so inspired Haworth's most famous family.

Ticketholders for this event will receive a 10% discount on a signed copy of Walking the Invisible when pre-ordering the book from the Brontë Parsonage Museum online shop. See below for terms and conditions.

Michael Stewart’s debut novel, King Crow, was published in January 2011 by Bluemoose Books. It is the winner of the Guardian’s Not-the-Booker Award and has been selected as a recommended read for World Book Night. Other books include Couples (poetry); Café Assassin (novel) and a short story collection, Mr Jolly. His latest novel, Ill Will: The Untold Story of Heathcliff, is published by HarperCollins in hardback and paperback and optioned by Kudos Films. Walking the Invisible, a hybrid memoir about the Brontës’ lives and landscapes, will be published by HarperCollins in June 2021. He is also the creator of the Brontë Stones project, four monumental stones situated in the landscape between the birthplace and the parsonage, inscribed with poems by Kate Bush, Carol Ann Duffy, Jeannette Winterson and Jackie Kay. He is the winner of the H.E. Bates Short Story prize, has written for TV, stage and radio, is the winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award, and the BBC Short Range film competition. His BBC Radio 4 drama Excluded was shortlisted for the Imison Award.
This event will take place via zoom.  It is a live event and will not be recorded.

The Brontë Society is a registered charity and this event has been organised to raise funds for the Brontë Parsonage Museum at this challenging time. 

Full details of how to join the event will be sent once you have booked your place.  

Please note that many museum staff are still furloughed or working from home, so at times, there may not be anyone one in the office to take your call. Please email if you have any queries about this event. 

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Brontë Lounge soon!

Pre-order discount offer
Your booking entitles you to 10% off when you pre-order Walking the Invisible from our online shop. You will receive a promo code along with your event ticket confirmation. To claim your discount, please add the book to your basket in the online shop and enter your promo code when prompted. The discount entitles you to 10% off the RRP of £16.99 and does not include postage, which will be calculated separately. This code is valid until 23 June 2021. Books will be dispatched as soon as we receive them and are likely to arrive in the days immediately following the release date of 24 June 2021.

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