I'm very pleased to have been named the new director of Writers' Centre Kingston - Kingston University's literary cultural centre. A brand new year of events, projects, festivals and initiatives will begin in October.
The core programme consists of a dozen events – each themed, with three speakers responding to that concept with a new reading or talk or performance. The speakers are both guests to the Centre, including Tom McCarthy, Stella Duffy, Nell Leyshon and Iain Sinclair, as well as those drawn from the academic staff at Kingston University. Student and alumnus readings often accompany this main programme.
The Centre will present brand new initiatives including a programme of adult education courses, a bookclub curated with Stanley Picker Gallery and a publication series for student poets with Sampson Low.
Please see below and / or visit www.writerscentrekingston.com for more details on the centre and the year ahead.
Event Programme for 2017
#1 – October Thursday 19th : 7pm - Free entry at Dorich House, Kingston a literary event about Living, with guest speaker Tom McCarthy alongside Stella Bottai and Sara Upstone.
#2 – October Thursday 26th : 7pm - Free entry at The Rose Theatre, Kingston a literary event about Dying with guest speaker Iain Sinclair.
#3 – November Thursday 9th : 7pm - Free entry at a venue to be confirmed, a literary event about Remembering, with guest speaker Nell Leyshon alongside John Stuart and Winsome Pinnock.
#4 – November Thursday 23rd : 7pm - Free entry at a venue to be confirmed, a literary event about Travelling, with guest speaker Alexander Frater.
#5 – December Thursday 7th : 7pm - Free entry at a venue to be confirmed ,a literary event about Hoping, with guest speaker to be confirmed alongside Helen Julia Minors.