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Literary Event, Tue 13 Aug 2019, £15-£25.95

Writing: Finding Success through Failure

Writing: Finding Success through Failure


Writing: Finding success through failure - an evening with writer in residence Emily Morris.

‘Failure is a success if we learn from it’ wrote a certain William Gladstone. But how can a pen, paper or even a laptop liberate us? In this evening event, Writer in Residence Emily Morris discusses how writing the true story of experience of unexpectedly becoming a single parent helped free her from feelings of pain, shame and failure. What’s more, her writing has helped others, an experience she never anticipated. Emily will read from her memoir, My Shitty Twenties, and talk about the pitfalls and peaks of writing real life.

Emily Morris is a writer whose debut book was published in 2017. My Shitty Twenties: A Memoir, was voted one of Guardian reader’s favourite books of 2017 and praised for its ‘beautiful and bullshit-free’ account of single motherhood – although as one reviewer notes, this is not a book about a baby, but rather one about a woman. After discovering she was pregnant aged 22 and halfway through university, Emily started what would go on to become an award-winning, immensely popular blog about her life.

To book your place, book online, call 01244 532350 or email

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Tue 13 Aug 2019 20:00


Tickets are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of My Shitty Twenties included).


Church Lane,



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Map reference: SJ 314659  Lat: 53.18576 Long: -3.02804

Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, just fifteen minutes drive from the M56 and six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chester station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality