No one has ever attempted this before, it's like a cross between Dragons' Den and election hustings. Here's the idea: the audience will be treated to an evening of riotous literary entertainment as 10 authors go head-to-head pitching ideas for books they would really like to write.
Pitching authors range from international bestselling novelist Kate Mosse , Booker-shortlisted comic novelist, Tibor Fischer and creator of 90s TV show, This Life , to unknowns and debut hopefuls. The venue is the Tabernacle Arts Centre in Notting Hill, London at 6.45pm, tickets are £20, available at 5x15stories.com and everyone who attends will get a £10 voucher to pledge that evening. Those who pledge even a small amount will see their names appear in the first edition of the book!
Robert Llewellyn ( Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool ) will be presenting News from Gardenia . Graham Smith will offer up We Can be Heroes: Punk, New Romantics and Beyond - a lavishly illustrated history of London's club scene in the early 80s by the people who made it. Keith Kahn-Harris , a sociologist and world expert on Jewish heavy metal pitches his attempt to find the best water-skier in Luxembourg. Vitali Vitaliev , the Russian Bill Bryson, presents Cattivo Recordo, a journey through Italy in search of a bad meal. George Chopping , former Sainsbury's 'shelf replenishment technician' now performance poet and promoter presents Smoking with Crohn's . Elliot Rose (aka award-winning novelist Will Davis) performs an aerial trapeze display piece and presents Demonica , his chilling tale of a woman who loses her face. And sensational Oxford band Little Fish present The New Original Little Fish Paper Club Handbook , a guide to how to start a modern rock band and preview their new single 'Wonderful'.
After all the performers have delivered their pitches everyone's (silent) pledges will be gathered - it's all part of Unbound.co.uk's bid to enter literary history by producing the UK's first list of crowd-published books.
Sounds like a great evenings entertainment!