On 28th November, the Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presents a new event in our Writing for Liberty Series. The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh, will read from her recent work and will join Professor Roger Bromley in discussion. The event will take place in the Frankland Colloquium Room, Farraday Building,… Continue reading Selma Dabbagh and Roger Bromley
May 15th 2013: novelist Aminatta Forna will read her own work and be featured in discussion with literary critic and scholar, Zoe Norridge. Aminatta Forna is a British writer of Sierra Leonean and Scottish heritage. She is the author of a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water and two novels, Ancestor Stones and The Memory of Love. She… Continue reading Writing for Liberty: Aminatta Forna reads from her work
South African-born novelist, playwright and memoirist Gillian Slovo will read from her work on Thursday 22nd November 2012, 5.30 pm in LICA Event Studio A27. This event is part of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research’s Writing for Liberty series. It is presented in partnership with LitFest, and has been made possible by the generous support… Continue reading Gillian Slovo reads from her work
Roger Bromley’s Inaugural Lecture: “Keeping the Narrative Alive: Reading and Writing the Arab Spring,” took place on 17th October 2012, 5 pm, LICA Event Studio A27. “It has been repeatedly said that the Occupy movement has ‘changed the conversation’ but the Arab Spring has done this and more by developing new and sustainable cultural rhythms… Continue reading The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Roger Bromley
New Events Series! Writing for Liberty is our new Trans-Scriptions events series and is funded by Lancaster Friends Fund. It will bring writers who have written in the cause of social inclusion and political liberty to Lancaster, engaging them in reading, performance and debate with live audiences. The events will also be recorded for our… Continue reading Writing for Liberty
Travel, Writing, and the Ethics of Observation, a Workshop and Seminar at Lancaster University, was held on Thursday June 16th. This free one-day event featured a generative writing workshop, a projected photographic exhibition and presentations from Dr. Corinne Fowler and Dr. Harry Whitehead (University of Leicester) and photographer Richard Hanson. Read full details of the conference.
Distinguished Guardian international journalist Gary Younge spoke about his new book ‘Who Are We: and why should it matter in the 21st century?’ on March 8th at a lunchtime seminar in IAS organised by the centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. The event was chaired by Dr. Lindsey Moore and led to a wide discussion… Continue reading Two March Events
Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen was the main speaker at this all-day event, part of the Trans-Scriptions seminar series (2006-07), which has brought together creative writers and academics to explore issues of writing, culture and location. Trans-Scriptions is part of a widening panorama of research projects that are focused in regions as geographically and… Continue reading Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen