Sex crazed midgets, black magic, incontinent dogs, earthquakes, and snakes – a glorious concoction of mishap and miracles, perfect for a pleasant Sunday evening entertainment. On Sunday 7.00pm Emma Kennedy will be talking about her newest book “I Left my Tent in San Francisco”, the story of a disastrous journey through America that would have Jack Kerouac turning in his grave. In 1989 Emma and her best friend Dee head to America for a road trip, however, upon arriving their dreams of glamour and luxury are destroyed as they travel penniless, unable to even get a job flipping burgers, meeting strangely wonderful and weirdly intriguing characters along the way. It is a hilarious and startlingly honest book that truly lives up to Kennedy’s previous comic triumphs.
Emma’s also a bit of a Twitter sensation with over 33,000 followers and we’re huge fans at LitFest Towers. We loved her last books, whose laugh-out-loud wittiness caused rather a lot of embarrassment for one of us who read ‘The Tent, The Bucket and me’ on a very quiet plane. And we are avid followers of her ridiculously funny tweets.
So, if you are ready for an adventure into the depths of bizarre and the brilliant in the comfort of the Stoke Newington Library Gallery – come along! We can promise you will laugh, you may cry, but most of all you will be thoroughly entertained in the way only Emma Kennedy is able to do.
We think it’s pretty much the perfect way to wind up the weekend and send you into Monday with a smile on your face.
Find out more about Emma Kennedy’s event at http://www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com/snlf_events/emma-kennedy/.
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