Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Author Gillian Slovo reading in Lancaster

Litfest is presenting an event with South African-born novelist, playwright, memoirist and current President of English PEN, Gillian Slovo on Thursday, who will be reading from her work.

Gillian Slovo is the author of twelve novels including Red Dust (2000) which was made into a film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ice Road (2004) which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Working in partnership with The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research: Writing for Liberty, this free event is part of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research’s Writing for Liberty series and has been made possible by the generous support of the Lancaster University Friends Fund.

The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research links Lancaster University’s postgraduate student community to extensive research activity in creative writing and its impact on society. Their aim is to create a transnational and interdisciplinary environment and they are committed to promoting creative writing across cultures and to studying the work of writers from a wide range of social and cultural contexts.

The Centre encompasses research-as-practice, action-research projects, study of historical and contemporary creative practice, the innovative application of information technology through e-science and the interrelationship between writing and social change.

There will be a bookstall and refreshments will be provided.

• Gillian Slovo reading in Lancaster: LICA Event Studio A27, Lancaster University Thursday 22 Nov at 5.30pm. Free. For further information on this event, visit the Centre for Transcultural Writing website

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