Yesterday on Ujima – Bristol Festival of Literature

I was hosting the Women’s Outlook show on Ujima again yesterday. The entire show was devoted to the Bristol Festival of Literature, which starts today.

The first half hour was devoted to the panel that I am chairing on Monday 24th. This will be on ageing in the LGBT community. We have some excellent guests speakers. Full details here. In the studio with me was one of those speakers, Dr Paul Willis of Bristol University, who has done a lot of research on the issue.

At 12:30 I was joined by Pete Sutton and Gavin Watkins of the Festival of Literature. They talked through many of the events that will be taking place next week. At 13:00 Jo Hall joined us, which was a good excuse to talk about the panel I’m doing on Thursday 27th on Stories of Strong Women. That one is sold out, I understand. We also talked about BristolCon.

In the final half hour, Jo and I talked about her latest novel, The Summer Goddess, which I very much enjoyed reading.

You can listen to the first hour of the show here, and the second hour here.

The playlist for yesterdays show was as follows:

  • Old Folks Boogie – Little Feat
  • Emma-Jean – Amazing Rythym Aces
  • Dark Moon, High Tide – Afro Celt Sound System
  • Captain Dread – Dreadzone
  • Sun Goddess – Ramsey Lewis & Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Farewell, My Summer Love – Jackson 5
  • Thieves in the Temple – Prince
  • Big Cat – Afro Celt Sound System

My next show will be on November 16th when, if all goes according to plan, I will be talking to Rebecca Lloyd and Tade Thompson about their new books. There should also be more talk about pirates.