Join us on Thursday 9 September at 7pm to hear bestselling novelist and screenwriter Patrick Gale in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink, in aid of Emmaus Cornwall.

After the success of our online events with Raynor Winn, Terry Waite and James Bowen earlier this year, we are returning with Patrick as our fourth special guest for an exclusive online discussion and Q&A session.

Born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, Patrick moved to Cornwall in 1998, where he now lives with his husband on a farm near Land’s End. Patrick is a keen cellist, gardener, and artistic director of the North Cornwall Book Festival, patron of Penzance LitFest and a director of both Endelienta and the Charles Causley Trust.

Patrick’s novels include Rough Music, Notes From an Exhibition, the Costa-nominated A Place Called Winter, and most recently Take Nothing With You. In 2017, Patrick’s Man in an Orange Shirt was screened as a two-part movie by BBC2 as part of the Gay Britannia season, winning a 2018 International Emmy Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries.

Commenting on his support of Emmaus Cornwall, Patrick said:

“You can’t live anywhere in Cornwall and not be aware of the twin spectres of homelessness and joblessness haunting your community. With housing prices galloping out of the reach of even those in essential, apparently stable jobs like nursing and teaching, Emmaus’ imaginative work in providing training and skills alongside help with housing is needed more than ever.”

Tickets cost £10 and all sales will go towards our fundraising goal to set up the first Emmaus community in Cornwall, which will support people out of homelessness.

To purchase your ticket, visit here.

Photo credit: Markus Bidaux.