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  • Writing History as Fiction: the Baltics and Beyond

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    Why are writers drawn to the past, and why do readers follow them there? What do historical novels tell us about the past, or the present? Which universal theme...

    • Language: English

  • Wales and Scotland – Indigenous Languages of the UK in Contemporary Literature

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:3011 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    Explore the challenges and opportunities in writing and translating (some of) the many voices of the British Isles, including Gaelic, Welsh and Scots. Join Jam...

    • Language: English

  • Women Whose Names Were Erased

    Wednesday13:00 - 14:0011 Apr 2018
    Poets' Corner

    Throughout the millenia, the names of women and the the significant roles that have played, have often been expunged from the historical and mythological record...

    • Language: English

  • Why We Commissioned These Debuts

    Wednesday13:45 - 14:3011 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    What are publishers commissioning and how are they going about finding new talent? Jade Chandler joined Harvill Secker in 2016 to build on their enviable crime...

    • Language: English

  • Writing Inclusively - Why LGBTQ Writing Doesn’t Need to be Niche

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0011 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Dr Tony Ortega is a leading clinical psychologist based in New York. As the author of self-help book #IsHeHereYet, Dr Tony will open the discussion with  the pr...

    • Language: English

  • When West Meets East: Detective and Spy Genre in Chinese Literature

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0011 Apr 2018
    English PEN Literary Salon

    Two Chinese experts, one writer and one academic, discuss crime fiction in China and its UK influences. Chaired by Peter Guttridge, English crime novelist and ...

    • Language: English

  • Wales and the New Magic Realism in Children’s Publishing

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0011 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    From Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan to the release of Philip Pullman’s the The Book of Dust, there is a long tradition of dealing with the supernatural, the...

    • Language: English

  • Writing the City: Baltic Spaces, British Places

    Thursday10:00 - 11:0012 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    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 the...

    • Language: English

  • Why Print Your Books in the Baltic Countries?

    Thursday13:00 - 14:1512 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    As average print runs of books continue their steady decline, the number of titles keeps growing, and the publishing business is attracting an increasing number...

    • Language: English

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