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" One touch of nature

makes all the world kin "

William Shakespeare

The Sussex House Party

April 9th, 2009

I’ve just been invited to participate in a new idea: creative house parties for writers. I think I have to talk while everyone’s munching – the idea is the guests are then inspired to write creatively. Having washed down a three course meal with a few glasses of wine I know I’d prefer to snooze but it still sounds a wonderful idea! Here’s how Gilly Smith, who organises these events, explains it:

A Bloomsbury Set for the noughties, The Sussex House Party is a rural idyll just outside Lewes where writers and would-be-writers meet and retreat over a feast of words and local produce. Philip Carr-Gomm joins us for the first in our season of literary dinners on Friday May 8th, with an evening of magic and spirituality inspiring our thoughts and writings.

See http://thesussexhouseparty.googlepages.com/home for a diary of themed creative dinner parties and full blown weekend house parties.