2017 Literary Leicester Events

If you missed any of the talks, or simply want to hear it all again, videos from a number of the 2017 events are available. Watch these videos now.

Event TitleTimeLocation
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Lydia Towsey: Poetry on the Buses 12.00pm-7.00pm Arriva buses across the city

Remembering Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017)

With Anne Robinson, Craig Brown, Ferdinand Mount, Alexander Waugh

4.00pm-5.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Adele Parks: My Path to Becoming a Bestselling Novelist 7.00pm-8.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Thursday 16 November 2017
Leicester City Football Club: History in Books 2.00pm-3.00pm Rowley Suite, King Power Stadium
Douglas Dunn and Rory Waterman: Poetry Recital 4.30pm-5.30pm Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Sir Jonathan Bate: Ted Hughes, The Unauthorised Life 6.15pm-7.15pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
The Black Cat 7.00pm-8.00pm Attenborough Arts Centre
Michael Pennington: King Lear in Brooklyn 7.45pm-8.45pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Friday 17 November 2017
Catherine Johnson: First Story event on The Strange Tale of Lady Caraboo By invitation only Attenborough Arts Centre
Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs): A Tribute to Joe Orton 4.00pm-5.00pm Attenborough Arts Centre
Scrooge, Page-to-Stage: An Interactive Workshop 5.00pm-6.30pm Curve
Gwendoline Riley: First Love 6.15pm-7.15pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Shrabani Basu: Author Talk and Victoria and Abdul Film Screening 6.00pm-8.30pm Phoenix
Saturday 18 November 2017
Anne Fine: Writing for Children and Adults 11.00am-12.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Philip Reeve: Author Talk 11.00am-1.00pm National Space Centre
Jeremy Strong 3.00pm-4.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Alastair Reynolds: Red Planet Dreams 3.00pm - 5.00pm National Space Centre
Green Unpleasant Land: Rural Racism in Contemporary Britain 4.00pm-5.00pm Attenborough Film Theatre, Attenborough Tower, University of Leicester
Kamila Shamsie 5.30pm-6.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
David Olusoga: Black and British: A Forgotten History 7.00pm-8.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester

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Authors who have visited Literary Leicester include: Lauren Child, Louis de Bernières, Colin Dexter, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Frayn, Amitav Ghosh, Germain Greer, Linton Kwesi Johnon, Penelope Lively, David Lodge, Roger McGough, Will Self, Colm Tóibín, Sue Townsend, Fay Weldon and Jaqueline Wilson

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