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April 2015 Conference

Posted on May 23, 2014 by in Events, Forthcoming Conferences, News

Writing for Liberty Conference

Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research
Lancaster University, 17-18 April 2015

Keynote speaker: Véronique Tadjo, University of the Witwatersrand

The first Writing for Liberty Conference was a two-day event hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University in April 2015. This conference built specifically on Writing for Liberty, a series of readings by established creative writers (Selma Dabbagh, Aminatta Forna, Gillian Slovo) held in 2013/14 which aimed to promote debate around fundamental issues of human liberty through the agency of creative and critical writings. In the wider context of the Centre’s work, this conference also responded to recent projects in Europe, Africa and Kurdistan and the establishment of a new authorship hub, Authors and the World, within the Centre.

The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research

The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research (CTWR) links writers, academics and Lancaster University’s postgraduate student community to extensive research activity in creative writing and its impact on society. Our aim is to create a transnational and interdisciplinary environment. We are committed to promoting creative writing across cultures and to studying the work of writers from a wide range of social and cultural contexts. The Centre encompasses research-as-practice, action-research projects, study of historical and contemporary creative practice, the innovative application of information technology through e-science and the interrelationship between writing and social change. We promote critical, pedagogical and theoretical accounts of praxis with special emphasis on cultural exchange between practitioners and with social and political institutions.

The Conference Programme is available to download as a PDF and a Word document.

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