07 February 2013
Book Slam presents Love Bites
Gazumping the horror of Valentine's day, Book Slam put together a celebration of the mistakes, disappointments and T&Cs of love to launch Dan Rhodes' brilliant new collection of stories, 'Marry Me'. Joining him on stage were Katie Bonna and Richard Marsh, who write and perform together and separately, like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Their poetic play, 'Dirty Great Love Story', won a Fringe First in Edinburgh. There was also suitably downbeat music to keep everyone out of the mood from the exceptional Aidan Moffat, best known as one half of the erstwhile Arab Strap; and terse verse from those averse to what's worse from Book Slam's favourite flaneur, Tim Key. Everything was glued together by the sublime Francesca Beard.