Readings – The Book of Guardians
Two readings and discussions coming up this month:
Chichester University – November 14, 5.15 pm see Chichester reading
Norwich Millennium Library – November 23, 6 pm
– this latter one with Jonathan Taylor (Entertaining Strangers) and Booker-short-listed Alison Moore (The Lighthouse) in association with Writers’ Centre Norwich, Salt Publishing and Waterstones. See the press release – The Book of Guardians reading – Norwich
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I was recently asked about coming along to a book group (in Norwich), to talk about The Book of Guardians with members of the group. At the group’s request, here are Some Questions for Reading Groups, to get the chat started.
Seminar series I’m chairing in London, Autumn 2012 – Life Writing: Borderlands Between Fact and Fiction – So far they’ve been fascinating – the first involved Adam Foulds and Robert Fraser; the second – Rachel Cusk and Nigel Warburton. The final seminar in the series will be with Blake Morrison and Charles Fernyhough, and is called Memoir and Memory – Date for your diary – Nov 27 – all at Senate House, UL, Malet St – see this OU site for details.
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New review – see a new review of Inside Creative Writing a book of ’email interviews’ with writers from Palgrave. The review is in Writing in Education – Issue 58 – see the journal site – and asks the question: do we really need the term ‘creative’ to accompany ‘writing’ ?
News of launch event(s) coming soon – confirmed reading at Chichester University, November 14, 2012
Coming soon – news of a seminar series I’m chairing in London, Autumn 2012 – ‘Life Writing: Borderlands Between Fact and Fiction’ – confirmed contributors so far include Adam Foulds, Robert Fraser, Rachel Cusk, Nigel Warburton, Blake Morrison and Charles Fernyhough. Dates for your diary – Oct 23, Nov 6 and Nov 27 – all at Senate House, UL, Malet St – see this OU site for details
I talked about The Book of Guardians at the recent Great Writing conference at Imperial College London – and will be elaborating on the presentation in an article for a forthcoming edition of New Writing.
Was hoping that copies of the novel would be ready to at least have on the bookstall at – Wasafiri’s Poetry Parnassus event in Cambridge in July, but sadly not only was the book not quite ready but I also got food poisoning (not serious) the night before and was unable to attend. I heard it was a great night though.