Writing the City: Baltic Spaces, British Places

Writing the City: Baltic Spaces, British Places

12 Apr 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

The Cross-Cultural Hub
Language:
English

What attracts writers to cities, and what is it about a city that inspires writers? What happens to an author – or their writing, or their characters – when their own identity comes into contact with that of a city? Kristina Sabaliauskaitė, whose works of fiction have seen her shortlisted for the ANGELUS Central European Literary Prize in 2016, joins Latvian poet, prose writer and playwright Inga Ābele. Abele’s work is known for the deep psychological portraits of her characters, and the effect of the space they find themselves in on their narratives. Vahni Capildeo’s Measures of Expatriation explores the self in migration in a series of poems that follow a character as she attempts to “remake” herself in modern cities. This seminar is chaired by Steven Fowler, who works on cross-national poetry collaborations through the Enemies project, and whose poetry is influenced by the environment it finds itself in.

 

Contributors

  • Steven J Fowler

    Chairperson

    Writer

      Steven J Fowler is a writer, poet and artist. He has published multiple collections of poetry and artworks, and been commissioned by Tate Modern,...

  • Kristina Sabaliauskaitė

    Speaker

    Baltics Author of the Day (Lithuania)

  • Inga Ābele

    Speaker

    Author

      Inga Ābele is a prose writer, poet, and playwright. Her prose is masterfully poetic, creating powerful emotional imagery and atmosphere. Ābele’s...

  • Vahni Capildeo

    Speaker

    Author

    Vahni Capildeo's latest book is Venus as a Bear (Carcanet, 2018; Poetry Book Society summer choice). Her interests include multilingualism, place,...

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