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Literary events in Oxford: Short Stories Aloud

Short Stories Aloud: Elise Valmorbida and Jacqueline O'Mahony


This is one of my favourite regular literary events in Oxford! We gather downstairs at Blackwells and listen to actors perform short stories by two authors. After a short break, the authors answer the questions from the audience scribbled on paper notes. The event is hosted by an author Sarah Franklin.

This time we listened to writers Elise Valmorbida talking about her latest book The Madonna of the Mountains and Jacqueline O'Mahony talking about her book A River in the Trees.

Elise ValmorbidaElise Valmorbida talks about her book The Madonna of the Mountains - a family saga set in northern Italy during the times when fascism was on the rise.
Jacqueline O'MahonyJacqueline O'Mahony tells about her book A River in the Trees - a sweeping novel of love, loss, history and secrets.
Elise Valmorbida sitting among the audience while listening to her story being read out aloud

Shame on me cause I did not find out the actors' names... maybe next time!

Short Story Aloud #1
Short Story Aloud #2

Did I mention that you get cake during the break?

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If you'd like to find out more about the authors, here are the links:

Elise Valmorbida: www.elisevalmorbida.com

Jacqueline O'Mahony: https://mmbcreative.com/clients/jacqueline-omahony/