Acclaimed authors on the bill at Lewes event

Author Lee Rourke - appearing at Lewes LibraryTHREE acclaimed writers and a painter will discuss the inspiration they draw from Sussex at a library event being held in Lewes.

The event, Waywardness, Writing, Sussex and the South, is organised by East Sussex County Council in association with Lewes Live Literature.

The evening, part of the Reading The South project, which explores what the south means to people who live in or are inspired by the region, will be held at Lewes Library, in Friars Walk, on Tuesday, December 8 2015.

Appearing will be leading novelist, poet and filmmaker Iain Sinclair, award-winning authors Suzanne Joinson and Lee Rourke and Lewes-based painter and art writer Julian Bell.

The event, billed as an evening of remembered walking, wandering, exploration and observation, will see the four discuss what people love or hate about the south and what it is about the region that inspires them.

Cllr Chris Dowling, East Sussex County Council lead member for community services, said: “This is the latest in a series of events under the Reading The South which have been very well received so far.

“With four really well-known and expert speakers who are renowned in their respective fields, it promises to be another really interesting and entertaining evening.”

The event, at the library in Friars Walk, will begins at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced £10 on the door or £8 in advance via the Lewes Live Literature website at