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Forthcoming Conference 2019

Posted on November 19, 2018 by in Events, Forthcoming Conferences, News

Writing for Liberty 2019 Buenos Aires 11-13 April The Writing for Liberty series summons writers who have been imprisoned or persecuted for their writings, or who have used their writing in the interests of social and political liberty. As well as working with writers, we are collaborating with human rights and writers’ organizations such as […]

Forthcoming Conference 2017

Posted on August 2, 2016 by in Events, Forthcoming Conferences, News

Writing for Liberty Conference University of the Western Cape, South Africa, 27-29 March 2017 In collaboration with Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Lancaster University, UK Keynote speaker: Antjie Krog, University of the Western Cape Call for Papers  Following the success of the first Writing for Liberty conference at Lancaster University in 2015, it will now be staged […]

2017 Conference CFP

Posted on July 31, 2016 by in Events, Forthcoming Conferences, News

  Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research and UWC CREATES, University of the Western Cape, in collaboration with Lancaster University, UK.   At the University of the Western Cape, 27-29 March 2017. Keynote speaker: Professor Antjie Krog, University of the Western Cape. Call for Papers This will be the second Writing for Liberty conference. Its […]

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 […]

Video: Selma Dabbagh / Roger Bromley

Posted on December 3, 2013 by in Events, Fiction, Trans-Scriptions, Writing

An extract from Professor Roger Bromley’s interview with Selma Dabbagh. On 28th November 2013, the Lancaster University Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presented a new event in our Writing for Liberty Series. The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh, read from her recent novel, Out of It, and took part in […]

Video: Selma Dabbagh Reading

Posted on December 3, 2013 by in Events, Fiction, Trans-Scriptions, Writing

This video presents an extract from Selma Dabbagh’s reading of her novel, Out of It. On 28th November 2013, the Lancaster University Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presented a new event in our Writing for Liberty Series. The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh, read from her recent novel, Out of It, […]

Video: Selma Dabbagh / Roger Bromley

Posted on December 3, 2013 by in Events, News, Trans-Scriptions, Writing

This is a second extract from Professor Roger Bromley’s interview with Selma Dabbagh. On 28th November 2013, the Lancaster University Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presented a new event in our Writing for Liberty  Series.  The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh,  read from her recent novel, Out of It, and took […]

Selma Dabbagh and Roger Bromley

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in Events, Fiction, News, Trans-Scriptions

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, at 6.00 pm, Thursday […]

Roger Bromley on Aminatta Forna

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in Blogs, Events, News, Trans-Scriptions

The third event in the Writing for Liberty series was held on Wednesday, 15 May. The award-winning British/African writer, Aminatta Forna, was in conversation with Zoe Norridge, lecturer in English at King’s College, London. The session began with Zoe summarising the main themes of Aminatta Forna’s work, to date two novels and a memoir set […]

Video: Aminatta Forna Reading

Posted on July 9, 2013 by in Events, News, Trans-Scriptions, Videos

On May 15th 2013, novelist Aminatta Forna was invited to read by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University. As part of the Centre’s Trans-Scriptions series, she read her own work and was featured in discussion with literary critic and scholar, Zoe Norridge.  Aminatta Forna is a British writer of Sierra Leonean and Scottish […]

Video: Zoe Norridge / Aminatta Forna

Posted on July 8, 2013 by in Events, News, Trans-Scriptions, Videos

On May 15th 2013, novelist Aminatta Forna was invited to read by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University. As part of the Centre’s Trans-Scriptions series, she read her own work and was featured in discussion with literary critic and scholar, Zoe Norridge.  Aminatta Forna is a British writer of Sierra Leonean and Scottish […]

Aminatta Forna reads from her work

Posted on January 27, 2013 by in Events, News, Trans-Scriptions

May 15th 2013, 5.30 pm, Cavendish Colloquium Room, Faraday Building 1st Floor: 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 […]

Gillian Slovo Event

Posted on November 8, 2012 by in Events, News, Trans-Scriptions

Thursday 22nd November 2012, 5.30 pm, 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 of the Lancaster University Friends Fund. There will be a bookstall and refreshments will be provided. Gillian Slovo is […]

Roger Bromley’s Inaugural Lecture

Posted on October 20, 2012 by in Events, News, Trans-Scriptions

Keeping the Narrative Alive: Reading and Writing the Arab Spring 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 through poetry, story, theatre, song, cartoon, hip-hop, blog and tweet, […]

Writing for Liberty Events Series

Posted on September 17, 2012 by in Events, News, Trans-Scriptions

Under the Centre’s current programme of events, Trans-Scriptions, we are launching a new three-part series entitled Writing for Liberty in 2012. This series will bring to Lancaster writers who have been imprisoned or persecuted for their writings, or who have used their writing in the interests of social and political liberty. As well as working with writers, we […]

Regarding War: image/text

Posted on June 18, 2009 by in Events, Photography, Trans-Scriptions

‘Regarding War: image/text’ was one of the Centre’s earlier events that relates most closely to our current ‘Writing for Liberty’ series. This Trans-Scriptions event took place on June 18th 2009 and brought together a photographer, a filmmaker, a contemporary writer and a literary critic to discuss the themes of conflict, displacement and alienation in the context of […]