Story Machine Funhouse: Whisky and Ink | Free Word

Mon 10 Dec
19:45 - 20:30

Presented by:
Story Machine Productions


Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Jean Rhys, Stephen King…the image of the hard-drinking writer is a common one. But can genius be found in the bottom of a glass? Taking the form of an AA meeting, this show based on Leslie Jamison’s memoir The Recovering, tackles the mythology and mystique of drinking and takes the viewer inside the experience of addiction.

An AA meeting for those who have never been to one, where famous writers share their most intimate stories ever.

‘The best event I’ve ever seen at this festival.’ Cheltenham Literature Festival Audience member

Commissioned by Granta Books.

As part of the Story Machine Funhouse event series.

Booking your place is free – pay what you want on the night as you leave.

There will be a bar with drinks for sale during the event.


Please read:

We are issuing more tickets than the event capacity as the event is free. This is based on our experience that, on average, approximately a third of tickets booked for free-of-charge events are not used. We strongly recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the advertised start time for such events.


Mon 10 Dec
19:45 - 20:30

Story Machine Productions




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