Book Launch: Pleasure Beach by Helen Palmer

Date: 16 Jun 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Grand Theatre Studio

Pleasure Beach is a queer love story set in Blackpool on one day: 16th June 1999. Written in multiple voices and styles, the novel by Blackpool-born writer Helen Palmer, follows the interconnecting journeys and thoughts of three young women over the course of 24 hours and over 18 chapters which are structured and themed in the same way as Homerโ€™s Odyssey and James Joyceโ€™s Ulysses.Palmer launches the book with Amina Atiq.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.