Literary stars present at Miriam Allott Visiting Writer Series

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The series features a host of literary stars, including Will Self

Renowed novelists and poets, including Will Self and Robert Shephard, will present their works at the University of Liverpool’s Miriam Allott Visiting Writer Series.

The series, which launched earlier this month with readings from Thomas Clave, Luke Kennard and Melissa Lee-Houghton,  will also feature an evening of performances by Finnish and Icelandic poets, in partnership with Arc Publications.

Icelandic writer, Sigurdur Palsson, is the author of three acclaimed novels and a book of memoirs. He will perform alongside poets, Katariina Vuorinen and  Janne Nunmela, both from Finland.

Dr Sandeep Parmar, from the Department of English, said: “The Miriam Allott Visiting Writers Series showcases up and coming and established writers alongside local and international poets and writers in the dynamic setting of the University’s School of the Arts.

“In its third year, the series’ focus on global literatures, translation and on new and innovative writing is unique and in keeping with the University’s focus on building bridges through national and international dialogue and exchange.

“We have hosted writers from Singapore, Morocco, France, India, South Africa, Germany, Jamaica, Belarus and the US and Canada—and their contributions to our student and local communities is an invaluable part of our ethos.”

Two innovative British poets, the Liverpool-based writer and critic, Robert Sheppard, and Forward Prize-winning Faber young poet, Sam Riviere will also showcase their latest work at The School of The Arts Library next month.

Will Self lecture

Novelist, journalist and tv personality, Will Self, will close the series with a discussion on his acclaimed literary career. This lecture is exclusive to University staff and students.

The Allott Series is hosted by the University of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing, in the Department of English, and organised by Professor Deryn Rees-Jones, Dr John Redmond, Dr Sandeep Parmar and Mr Horatio Clare.

All of the events will take place in the School of the Arts Library in 19 Abercromby Square.  They are free to attend but booking is highly recommended.  To RSVP visit this webpage 




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