Acclaimed writers at launch of Centre for New Writing

Posted by er134 at May 01, 2013 01:15 PM |
Award-winning poet Daljit Nagra among those speaking at the event at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 7 May

The University of Leicester’s School of English will launch its Centre for New Writing with a prestigious line-up of literary talent on Tuesday, 7 May.

The day will feature a string of public events with a stellar guest list of authors, poets and academics.

Award-winning poet Daljit Nagra (pictured) and shortlisted Man Booker novelist Alison Moore will be among those speaking at the Centre’s launch. View the full itinerary here.

A panel discussion will kick off proceedings at 3:30pm in the University’s Charles Wilson Building, followed by a lecture and reading by Nagra at 6:30pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre.

Nagra won the 2007 Forward Prize, the 2008 South Bank Show/Arts Council Decibel Award, and was shortlisted in 2013 for the TS Eliot Prize.

The day will also include a coffee and book signing session, and there will be a wine reception in the evening.

For further information about the event visit the Centre for New Writing’s website here.

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