Leonie Orton's briliant new Memoir 'I Had it in Me' was published in Oct 2016
I Had it in Me - A Memoir
Publication date: 21st October 2016
"A wonderful memoir, intensely moving and hilariously funny.
Like her brother, Joe, Leonie Orton uses dark comedy with
devastating effect to pinpoint the stark truths about
families, love, sex and death. I couldn't put it down."
I Had It In Me is the memoir of Leonie Orton, Joe's youngest sister. Leonie tells her own story
of growing up on a Leicester council estate in the 1940s and 1950s
as her brother rose to become a remarkable writer. For the first time
she recounts how the family coped with his brutal murder and lost diaries.
She also describes her fight to educate herself, nurture her own family
and eventually take over the management of her brother’s legacy.
More details here
Available to order here
Read the Observer interivew with Leonie and an extract from the book here
EVENTS CELEBRATING THE PUBLICATION OF LEONIE ORTON'S NEW MEMOIR
'I HAD IT IN ME'
Meet the author: Nottingham
Tuesday 15th November at Five Leaves Bookshop.
More details here
And as part of Literary Leicester Festival in November 2016:
Join Leonie Orton to discuss her memoir 'I Had It in Me'
Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre
University of Leicester
Nov 16, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Free Event: Booking essential
More details here
ORTON RADIO BROADCASTS
Leonie talked about her new book on Radio 4 on Loose Ends on Saturday October 8th at 6.15 along with novelist Jake Arnott.
Still available to listen on iPlayer or download here
The Visa Affair
Broadcast Sunday 9th October at 9.00 -10.15pm on BBC Radio 3
A previously unpublished account of an ordeal undergone by Joe Orton at the US Embassy when applying for a visa. 'The Visa Affair' by Jake Arnott is based on the original story by Joe Orton.
Additional material contributed by Joe's sister Leonie Orton.
Find out more and listen on iPlayer here
EVENTS THIS AUTUMN COINCIDING WITH THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONDON PREMIER OF LOOT
An Evening with Kenneth Cranham
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Saturday 24 September, 7pm
Kenneth Cranham, winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actor, looked back on more than 50 years in theatre. He also shared memories of his unique relationship with Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton.
See details here
Joe Orton's Loot: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Sunday 25 September, 11.30-4.30.
The event was complemented by an exhibition featuring material from the Joe Orton Archive at the University of Leicester. More details here
Islington Museum Tweeted a link to their online Orton & Halliwell displays. See them here and here
FOLLOW ORTON ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
You may wish to join the Joe Orton facebook group here to speak to other Orton fans or raise queries. We are also on Twitter @OfficiallyOrton
Entertaining Mr Sloane - 50th Anniversary Celebration Recordings
In summer 2014. Leicester University, which holds the Joe Orton Archive, hosted a day of screenings, talks and readings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first play, Entertaining Mr Sloane. Recordings of speakers at the event are now available via the University's Sound Cloud account. More details here
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