The Latitude Festival

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WordTheatre UK took part in The Latitude Festival at Henham Park, in Southwold, Suffolk, England with 3 1/2 hours of programming!

WordTheatre’s schedule featured an hour with Ron Carlson, one of WordTheatre’s favorite American authors as well as stories from The National Short Story Prize of the UK

Saturday, July 14th

12 – 1pm:
Ian Hart (Harry Potter, Finding Neverland) read “Drawer” by Rick Moody
Lucy Brown (Primeval, Sharpe) read “21st Century Juliet” by Rose Tremain
Julian Gough, The National Short Story Prize winning author of 2007, read his story, “The Orphan and the Mob”

4 – 5pm:
Ron Carlson read an excerpt from his brilliantly reviewed new novel, Five Skies (Viking).
Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Mamma Mia) read “Keith” by Ron Carlson
James Franco (Spiderman 1, 2 and 3) read “Single Woman for Long Walks on the Beach) by Ron Carlson

Sunday, July 15th

1 – 2pm:
Dallas Campbell (Attila) read “Tomorrow’s Bird” by Ian Frazier
Kerry Fox (Cold Blood) read “Self-Knowledge” by Richard Bausch
James Franco (Spiderman 1, 2 & 3, Pineapple Express) read “A Happy Dream” by Steve Almond
Ian Hart read “Slog’s Dad” by David Almond

5 – 5:30pm:
Richard Hawley read “Nipple Jesus” by Nick Hornby

Produced by: Kirsty Peart, Cedering Fox and Alex Linklater.
Directed by: Christian Banfield and Cedering Fox