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John Wesley Harding
  • Saturday, February 26, 2011
  • Exploring the Cross-Section of Music and Books:
    John Wesley Harding
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Main Stage

For this unique appearance at the Noise Pop Culture Club, folk/pop singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding will read from his new novel (published under his real name Wesley Stace) Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer Stace/Harding will also talk about how writing relates to music, including perhaps a song in illustration; and try to explain how you can try exactly the same thing at home without fear of grave embarrassment or schizophrenia.


John Wesley Harding has, since 1989, released 18 albums, and has just recorded a new one, produced by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey, accompanied by members of The Decemberists, Laura Veirs, Rosanne Cash and John Roderick, to be released later this year.

As Wesley Stace he has written three novels, including the international bestseller Misfortune. This february, Picador publishes his third, Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer. It concerns a composer who murders his wife and her lover, then shoots himself, on the night before the opening of his first opera.