Salon V

Thursday 18th November 2010

Salon Goes Gothic

For its first anniversary, on the 18th November 2010, Salon celebrates by going gothic with a stellar line­up: Philippa Perry (psychotherapist, author of Couch Fiction: a graphic tale of psychotherapy) explains exactly why there are dark corners of the mind. Helen Oyeyemi (author of highly acclaimed novels Icarus Girl and Opposite House) leads the Salon crowd in how to write a horror Haiku. Dr Suzy Lishman, Registrar of the Royal College of Pathologists, will be bringing Pathology to the people, when she performs a live virtual autopsy on our willing volunteer.


  • Phillipa Perry

    Phillipa Perry

    The Gothic Mind. Sanity. Identity.

    Philippa Perry left school at 15, an undiagnosed dyslexic, she was written off academically, sent to Switzerland to learn how to ski, speak French and meet posh people, yet only ever seemed to enjoy lovers with regional accents. Sacked . . .
  • Suzy Lishman

    Suzy Lishman

    Virtual Autopsy

    Suzy Lishman is Consultant Histopathologist at Peterborough District Hospital and is Registrar of the Royal College of Pathologists. She is committed to increasing public engagement with science and has given talks to interested public . . .
  • Helen Oyeyemi

    Helen Oyeyemi

    Horror Haiku

    Helen Oyeyemi is the author of three novels: The Icarus Girl, The Opposite House, and White is for Witching, which was shortlisted for a 2009 Shirley Jackson award, and, won a 2010 Somerset Maugham award.  Her short story collection, . . .


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