Bristol event: Novelist Patrick Gale in conversation with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Clare Harris
Venue: Folk House, 40 Park Street, Bristol
Date: Friday 9 May 2014
Tickets: £10 full price, £8 students and unwaged
In relation to his work, Patrick Gale and Clare Harris will discuss themes of home and place, the persevering influence of past terrors, and how hidden knowledge and aspects of the self may be gradually uncovered and understood as a life unfolds.
Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962 and raised in Winchester, where he studied at the Pilgrims choir school and Winchester College before being sent to read English at New College Oxford. He lives on his husband’s farm near Land’s End and is a keen gardener and cellist. He is a director of the Charles Causley Trust and the Cornish arts and spirituality charity, Endelienta. He chairs the North Cornwall Book Festival which takes place at Daymer Bay each October half-term and is secretary of the Penzance Orchestral Society. He has written fourteen novels, including the best-selling Rough Music and Notes from an Exhibition. His fourteenth novel, A Perfectly Good Man, won a Green Carnation award and was a favourite recommendation among Guardian readers in the paper’s end of year round-up. His two collections of short stories are Dangerous Pleasures and Gentleman’s Relish. His next novel, A Place Called Winter is being published by Tinder Press in February 2015 and he is currently writing a three part original, gay-themed drama called Man in an Orange Shirt for BBC2.
Clare Harris is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice in Bristol. She is a training therapist and supervisor for the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy where she is presently chair of the Psychoanalytic Clinical Training. She previously worked at the Cotswold Community and in adult mental health.