In this spoken-word event, PJ Harvey will recite poetry from her new book, and join in conversation with renowned English writer Max Porter. Orlam reveals PJ Harvey as a gifted poet whose formal skill, transforming eye and ear for the lyric line has produced a strange and moving poem like no other. Orlam is not only a remarkable coming-of-age tale, but the first full-length book written in the Dorset dialect for many decades.
Please note this is not a music performance.
PJ Harvey will be signing copies of ‘Orlam’ following her reading from 1:30pm for 20 minutes. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis. As we will be tight on time – no dedications, photos, or filming will be permitted.
PJ Harvey will only have time to sign copies of ‘Orlam’ so we kindly request that you do not bring any other personal possessions to be signed.
Please be respectful of other guests as we will need to end promptly at 1:50pm.”
Polly Jean Harvey MBE is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments. Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist and saxophonist.
Max Porter is an English writer, formerly a bookseller and editor, best known for his debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Max lives in Bath with his family.
Clothes design, production design – Todd Lynn
Sound design – CECIL
Drawings and photographs – PJ Harvey
Production guidance – Eva Jean Harvey
Management – Sumit Bothra and Brian Message, ATC Management
Agent – Alex Bruford, ATC Live