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An Evening with Armistead Maupin

Interviewed by Viv Groskop.



In his first ever UK tour, Fane Productions and Kilimanjaro present an evening with the bestselling, much-loved author and LGBT activist, Armistead Maupin.

Maupin has been blazing a trail through US popular culture since the 1970s, when his iconic and ground-breaking series Tales of the City was first published as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The novel series has been taking the literary world by storm ever since and was recently adapted by Netflix into a critically acclaimed new series, starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page.

Don’t miss the chance to join America’s ultimate storyteller, as he recounts his favourite tales from the past 4 decades, offering his own engaging observations on society and the world we inhabit.

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Stage Times:

7pm Doors
7.30pm – 8.20pm: 1st half – interview with guest host
8.40pm – 9.20pm: 2nd half – reading 10 mins / Q&A with audience 30 mins
Please note timings are our best estimate and subject to change

Possible Travel Disruption: The Swing Bridge, which is located a short distance from Sage Gateshead on Bridge Street, is closed from 10pm – 6am. Find out more.



Interviewed by writer, critic, broadcaster and stand-up comedian Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop has presented Front Row and Saturday Review on BBC Radio 4, is a regular on BBC1’s This Week and has hosted book tours for Graham Norton, Jo Brand and Jennifer Saunders. Groskop’s books include The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature, and How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking. She is currently writing a self-help memoir titled Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature due out in 2020. | Facebook | Twitter