Taking the Pith
Craig Brown, Sebastian Faulks and Sue Limb, chaired by John Walsh
Tuesday 17 April, 7pm
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but surely pastiche is just looking to get a cheap and easy laugh? Can parody get to the heart of things or is it just taking the pith? John Walsh, Assistant Editor of The Independent, will host a discussion of what may be the lowest form of wit with parodists Craig Brown, described by Stephen Fry as ‘the wittiest writer in Britain today’, Sebastian Faulks, whose new book Pistache is drawn from BBC Radio 4’s The Write Stuff, and Sue Limb, author of the Dulcie Domum column which ran for eleven glorious years in The Guardian.
Tickets: £5.00 PEN Members / £7.00 non-members (includes a glass of wine after the talk)
Venue: The Guardian Newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
How to book: On-line at www.englishpen.org/events/ or call 020 7713 0023