Chats with Eric Morecambe Statue inspire new book

Picture by Julian Brown 09/11/15'''Members of the Bare Writers, pictured left,  Vivien Foulkes-James, Jean Lindsay, Allan Bolton, Viv Lowery and Wendy Brock, front, who have produced a book called 'Talking to Eric'
Picture by Julian Brown 09/11/15'''Members of the Bare Writers, pictured left, Vivien Foulkes-James, Jean Lindsay, Allan Bolton, Viv Lowery and Wendy Brock, front, who have produced a book called 'Talking to Eric'

Do you talk to the Eric Morecambe Statue?

There are numerous people who have a little chat with our beloved monument to the late, great comedian, every single day.

Now a group of writers have turned the idea of ‘Talking to Eric’ into a book.

Bare Writers, who formed in 2013, will launch their new book ‘Talking to Eric’ with a series of storytelling events later this month.

“At almost any time, any day, you will see someone standing next to the Eric Morecambe statue,” said Allan Bolton of Bare Writers.

“It shows the affection that people have for him.

“We have imagined 22 varied characters who share their innermost thoughts and feelings with Eric. Each monologue is created by one of the group’s prose writers.”

The book is sub-titled Tales and Tankas and features 10 short poems in a particular, brief, form.

The group published its first anthology of poems and stories last year.

The two storytelling events will be held at The Dukes (Gallery), Lancaster, on Thursday, November 19 at 2pm and at the Stone Jetty Cafe on Morecambe Promenade on Sunday, November 22 at 1.30 pm.

Admission is open to all and free.

The book will be on sale at those events at £7.99 and also at Carnforth Bookshop, Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres, Bare Newsagents on Princes Crescent, and online from Amazon, either as a paperback or from the Kindle Store.