Unsound Methods episodes round-up

A quick update with some of the most recent episodes of Unsound Methods. We are now approaching episode 10 so thought it was time for a quick round-up of the last few…

 

Ep 06 Alex Pheby

Alex Pheby is author of  ‘Grace’ (Two Ravens Press), ‘Playthings’ and the forthcoming ‘Lucia. We talk about having different editing and writing persona, blending fiction with historical research when you are writing about real characters, hitting 3,000 words a day and whether it’s rational to have any faith in an external reality.

https://unsoundmethods.co.uk/alex-pheby/

 

 

Ep 07 Daniel Levin Becker

Daniel Levin Becker is a member of the OuLiPo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or ‘Workshop for potential literature’). Daniel talks to us about the attraction of writing with constraints, his journey to France and the Oulipo and gives us a flavour of how the group operates (including a membership cancellation policy that Mark Zuckerberg can only dream of).

 

 

Ep 08 Will Eaves

Will was Arts Editor of The Times Literary Supplement from 1995 to 2011 and his work has been short-listed for the Goldsmiths Prize, the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry and the BBC National Short Story Award. We discuss his approach to structuring a novel, turning notes into a finished work, working with a small press and capturing the dream-like state of the unconscious in prose.

https://unsoundmethods.co.uk/will-eaves/

 

 

Ep 09 Paddy Langley

Patrick Langley is the author of Arkady from Fitzcarraldo Editions.With a background in art criticism and radio production, Paddy talks to us about drafting and structuring a work, finding inspiration from the urban backwaters of London and the problem with building elaborate memory palaces…

https://unsoundmethods.co.uk/patrick-langley/

 

 

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To The Grime Born: The Arcola Theatre Brings Opera To The Streets

First theatre review for Litro Literary Magazine…

The-Magic-Flute-croppedWhile Grimeborn may take its name from the more established opera festival at Glyndebourne, it is unlikely that it shares many of its visitors. With none of the pomp of is south coast namesake, this short programme of events in East London’s Arcola Theatre has taken a more experimental, tongue-in-cheek approach, bringing opera to the streets.

The Arcola may have recently completed a renovation but the space remains obstinately bare and simple. The main stage is not much of a stage at all – more a small floor space surrounded on three sides by raised seating, supported by scaffolding poles. A Dalstonesque theatron, the exposed brick and scaffold creates a space designed for chamber productions and up-close theatre as opposed to symphonic compositions viewed from the gods.

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