8th Annual Creative Writing Lecture - Blake Morrison

Posted by djw49 at Dec 19, 2019 02:15 PM |
Literary Leicester and The Centre for New Writing Present: 'Life Writing and the Writing Life', with award-winning author and poet Blake Morrison. In this talk Blake discusses his approach to the challenges of writing books in different genres.


Date: 18 March 2019

Time: 6.15pm-8.00pm

Venue: George Davies Centre Lecture Theatre 1

Contact: Dr Kevan Manwaring

(Free entry)



Speaker: Blake Morrison

'Life Writing and the Writer's Life'

What are the different challenges – both ethical and aesthetic – in writing books in different genres? In this illuminating talk award-winning author Blake Morrison discusses his approach.

Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, and has written fiction, poetry, journalism, literary criticism and libretti, as well as adapting plays for the stage. Among his best-known works are his two memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? (1993) and Things My Mother Never Told Me (2002). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a former Chair of the Poetry Book Society and Vice-Chair of PEN, and has been Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths University since 2003. His latest book is a novel with poems, The Executor (2018).

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