Events

Writing America’s Apocalypse: with Hanna Jameson (author of The Last). Tuesday 12th May, Venue TBC, Lincoln Book Festival
Writing America’s Apocalypse: with Hanna Jameson

HANNA JAMESON wrote her first book aged 17. Her writing has been described as ‘like an angel on speed’ (Q Magazine) and The Last, her bestselling fourth novel, as ‘compulsively readable’ (Daily Telegraph) and 'a post-apocalyptic And Then There Were None' (Irish Times): a nuclear weapon has been detonated over Washington and in a Swiss hotel an historian searches for the truth about a murdered girl ... Hanna will be joined by author Guy Mankowski and Lecturer in US History Dr. Jon Coburn to discuss how an English novelist went about capturing the world’s final days and what kind of a shadow America cast over the story. Link here.


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In Discussion: Will Self and The Memoir. Wednesday 13th May, 6.15pm, Drill Hall, Lincoln (HEADLINE EVENT FOR LINCOLN BOOK FESTIVAL).
Will Self and The Memoir

Gave talk for Penguin Random House’s The Writers Academy on ‘Constructing Worlds and Setting Scenes’, citing JG Ballard, Richmal Crompton and Paul Auster. WILL SELF is a political commentator, journalist, TV and radio personality, and the author of many novels (including the Booker Prize shortlisted Umbrella and Phone, shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize) and books of non-fiction. His most recent book, Will, is a memoir that was described by The Observer as ‘darkly angelic prose … a joy to read’. In discussion with Dr Guy Mankowski, he will consider the memoir’s capacity to capture all aspects of the lived experience, covering subjects as diverse as youth, addiction and identity. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE FROM HERE ADVISED


Panel Discussion- ‘Cartography For Writers: how to navigate the landscapes we create’ Saturday November 21st 2020 (TBC)
From when we first start writing stories as children to when we offer our work to some sort of an audience, every writer is developing their own inner world. As we enhance that world, we are setting out on a journey. But how can we know what is the lay of this terrain, and is it our life’s work as writers to simply express as much of it as possible? Join five very varied writers, all currently teaching Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln College, as they discuss their different approaches to narrative and world building.
Chair: Jason Whittaker
Panel: Dr Sue Healy; Daniele Pantano; Sarah Stovell; Dr Guy Mankowski; Dr Chris Dows.


Online Talks

Penguin Random House Talk

Gave talk for Penguin Random House’s The Writers Academy on ‘Constructing Worlds and Setting Scenes’, citing JG Ballard, Richmal Crompton and Paul Auster.

Penguin Random House Talk

Gave talk for Penguin Random House’s The Writers Academy on ‘Overcoming Writers Block’.

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