Truth & Dare with So Mayer & Carrie Marshall | 15th September @7pm

Yeep! Join us to hear more about Truth & Dare, a queer quantum tour through what was, what is, what could have been and may yet still come to pass, in a collection that braids high-wire believe-it-or-not memoir with cutting-edge science fiction (or is it?) from alternate timelines that vibrate very close to ours. Truth or dare? Both, always.

Cornish mermaids take to the football pitch to protest warming seas. Trans students in Manchester searching for the perfect dick accidentally warp the fabric of spacetime. England's worst pogrom comes for York's particle collider, powered by bread and gender energy.

On Bournemouth beach, a storm delivers an ancestor across oceans of time to sire a drowning descendant. The devil stands a drink at London's famous gay pub, The Black Cap, while Artemis, in the guise of Joan of Arc, roams a life-or-death night in East Sussex. Remember the Witchcraft Act of 1927, and the refugees that fled via cinema to defend the Republic of Catalunya? Of course not, it's been written out of history.

This is England, (but not?) as we know it.

So Mayer is a writer, indie bookseller, film curator, and pencil stan. Their most recent books are Truth & Dare (Cipher Press, 2023), A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing (Peninsula, 2020), a short essay on queer art, censorship and resistance, and <jacked a kaddish> (Litmus, 2018), and they edited Ursula K. Le Guin's Space Crone (Silver Press, 2022), with Sarah Shin.

They will be joined in conversation with Carrie Marshall. Writer, broadcaster and musician Carrie Marshall (she/her) lives in Glasgow with her two children, her greyhound and more guitars than are strictly necessary. Her memoir about coming out as trans, Carrie Kills A Man (published by 404 Ink), was one of The Scotsman’s 2022 books of the year and was shortlisted in the 2023 British Book Awards Discover category.

As always tickets are free but must be booked in advance and you can pre-order copies of Truth & Dare and Carrie Kills a Man