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My Mess is a Bit of a Life

Thursday 10 June 2021, 8.00PM to 9.00pm

Georgia Pritchett in conversation with J.A. Mensah

Using humorous insights from her past and present, multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer Georgia Pritchett reflects on a life lived anxiously.

Based on her memoirs My Mess is a Bit of a Life, Georgia's in-conversation with J. A. Mensah has everything you could want - hamsters, one-legged action men, the Queen, budgies, questionable fashion choices, Robertson’s Giant Limb, the word ‘vagina’ and Jimmy Osmond.

Filled with warmth and humour, insight and honesty, Georgia offers a brilliant and amusing meditation on how to live with worry.

Georgia Pritchett is a multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer. Her writing and production credits include Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the PonyMiranda, The Thick of It and many more. She is currently a writer and co-executive producer on HBO’s critically acclaimed show Succession, now in its third season. She has five Emmys, five Writers’ Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and a Trampolining Proficiency Level 1 Certificate.

J.A. Mensah is a prose and theatre writer and a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of York. She was a Leverhulme Artist in Residence and her plays have been produced by Pilot Theatre in York and Live Theatre in Newcastle, among others. Her short stories are published various edited collections. Her debut novel, Castles from Cobwebs, won the inaugural NorthBound Book Award and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

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You can order signed copies of My Mess is a Bit of a Life from Fox Lane Books

This event is presented as part of the York Festival of Ideas


Location: Online via Zoom