Full house for ArtsFest Lit Salon

Full house for ArtsFest Lit Salon

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Lyn Martin, Gill Meller & Janis Lane at the ArtsFest Literary Salon

The ArtsFest Literary Salon, with special guest, chef and Guardian writer Gill Meller, was a huge success. Held at luxury boutique B&B Dorset House, guests enjoyed seasonal cocktails and canapés inspired by recipes in Gill’s debut solo cookbook, Gather

Janis Lane, owner of The Writing Room in Lyme, hosted proceedings with Lyn Martin, Dorset House proprietor. After sampling delicious homemade treats, guests were seated in the sumptuous lounge and dining room for a reading of John Keats’ Ode to Autumn, read by writer and poet Phil Whitehead: a fitting seasonal start. Gill and Janis then talked about the inspiration behind Gather and Gill’s love of the local landscape and seasonal cooking, and guests also asked their own foodie questions. A book signing rounded off a wonderful evening.

The next Literary Salon is on Sunday 11th December from 5.30-8pm at Dorset House, with special guest Nick Ivins telling tales from Walnuts Farm. Enjoy mulled wine, Christmas punch, mince pies and cheese, and bring a festive reading to share! Tickets are £15 each or £25 for two. Email jan@writingroomlyme.com for more details and bookings. Limited spaces available; advance payment secures booking.

 

 

Literary Salon launch

Literary Salon launch

The inaugural Lyme Regis Literary Salon was held on June 11th this year, World Gin Day. What better way to celebrate than with gin-based cocktails and sharing the written word with like-minded people?

The literary salon is a long-established tradition where like-minded people gather to share the written word, enjoy lively conversation and explore new ideas.

We heard readings from a variety of literary forms, from AA Milne to Noel Coward, fiction and non-fiction. There’s something rather intimate and revealing about hearing people’s choices of favourite works. Our venue was the beautiful Grade II Listed Regency villa, Dorset House, where future salons will also be held.

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ArtsFest Literary Salon

Our next Salon will feature Gill Meller in conversation, as he talks about the   inspiration behind his debt solo cookbook, Gather. Enjoy canapés made by Gill and seasonal cocktails as he talks to Jan Lane. There will be a Q&A and Gill will be signing copies of his new book, plus a smattering readings to reflect the landscape around us.

Date: 27 Sep 2016

Time: 5.30-8PM

Venue: Dorset House, Lyme Regis

Christmas Literary Salon

Our festive Salon invites guests to read their seasonal fiction and non-fiction treasures and a lively evening of mulled wine cocktails, cheeseboard and mince pies.

Date: 11 Dec 2016

Time: 5.30-8PM

Venue: Dorset House, Lyme Regis

Tickets for all Salons: £20 each or £35 for two (includes two cocktails and canapés). Please email jan@writingroomlyme.com or text 07790 503607 to book. Payment in advance, please.