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National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week brings back memories for me, though not the kind you’d expect, as I recently picked up a copy of D.T. Max’s Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace. I first heard of David Foster Wallace in the Spring of 1996 when Infinite Jest hit the bookshops …

Alison Moore and Megan Taylor: From First Draft to Publication

Alison Moore and Megan Taylor came to the university on Wednesday 2 May 2012 to read from their most recent works and discuss the process of writing and publication. Alison Moore began the session by discussing how she began her career with short stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including Best British Short Stories …

Alan Warner: Narrative Voices, Scene Construction & Landscape in Writing

Alan Warner came to the university on Tuesday 20 March 2012 to discuss the writing process and read from his work. Currently a Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh, Warner has written numerous short stories and six novels including Movern Callar, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and served as the basis of …

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Kerry Young: The Challenges of First-Person Narration

Kerry Young came to the university to read from her debut novel and to speak about writing and publishing. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, she has spent much of her career focusing on the writing and editing of non-fiction such as The Art of Youth Work and other professional publications, as well as chapters and articles …

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Justin Hill: The Writer in China

Justin Hill came to the university for a series of events in May 2011. As a non-fiction writer Hill has written about Eritrea in Ciao Asmara and China in two works, A Bend in the Yellow River and The Drink and Dream Teahouse. His fiction includes Passing Under Heaven, a novel set in ancient China, …

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Patricia Duncker: The Writer’s Unwritten Contract with the Reader

Patricia Duncker came to the university on 24 February 2011 to deliver a talk entitled ‘The Writer’s Unwritten Contract with the Reader.’  Currently a Professor of Contemporary Writing at the University of Manchester, Duncker has written numerous works of fiction and criticism while also serving as editor of Honno, The Welsh Women’s Press. Drawing on …

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