‘I nearly… met Bob Dylan in the Poetry Café’
‘I nearly… didn’t burn the wedding photos’
‘I nearly… led my whole life as a lie’
Share Your Nearly Stories
How do you feel about the things you’ve nearly done in your life? Do you feel bitter regrets or blessed relief? Which close shaves and near misses do you remember, and who do you tell about those quirky / sad / funny / dramatic / bad / odd things that didn’t quite happen to you? Drop in to The Poetry Cafe between 11am and 1pm on Wednesday 13 June, and share your Nearly Stories with Nearlyologist, Chris Meade.
Chris is a digital writer, about to complete a PhD at Bath Spa in Nearlywriting Nearlyology. He’s written plays, poetry, comedy and fiction including his digital time travel novel, In Search of Lost Tim – ‘a jeu d’esprit and, just possibly, the future of fiction.’ He was once director of The Poetry Society, has also been CEO of BookTrust and since 2008, the director of if:book, a charitable company exploring the future of the book in the digital age.
A Night of Nearlyology
Celebrate (or commemorate) all those Missed Chances and explore What Didn’t Quite Happen at the Nearlyology evening do – a unique performance lecture with songs, poems and transmedia fiction. The ifso band features Chris, Abbie Coppard, Iain Stewart and Alistair McEachern, playing you ‘funny, challenging, moving, tuneful, strange’ music.
Come for a drink and a chat from 7pm, the gig starts at 7.30pm – all welcome.
Find out more about Chris and Nearlyology at www.nearlyology.net
‘In the middle of the journey of life the line between the things we’ve done and nearly done begins to blur… we are what we eat and what we’ve nearly eaten… far more things nearly happen than happen. (The Nearly Manifesto)