Starting tomorrow (24th February 2021), here is the UEA Live Spring 2021 programme in full.
Wednesday 24th February 2021 – UEA’s International Chair of Creative Writing and award-winning author Tsitsi Dangarembga sits down with Canongate’s Editor-at-Large, Ellah Wakatama to discuss her 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted novel This Mournable Body.
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – UEA Creative Writing graduate Christie Watson speaks about becoming a bestselling author and her 20-year career in nursing. In March 2020 Christie joined the COVID-19 Emergency Nursing Register and worked in critical care during the first peak of coronavirus. Christine is also Professor of Medical and Health Humanities at the University of East Anglia.
Wednesday 10th March 2021 – Celebrating UEA’s strong ties with The Booker Prize Foundation, scholarship recipient Stephen Buoro, Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright, and the Foundation’s Literary Director, Gaby Wood, delve behind the scenes of the leading literary award.
Wednesday 17th March 2021 – Poet, playwright, performer and UEA UNESCO Scriptwriting Fellow Inua Ellams looks at race, identity and masculinity in his latest poetry collection The Actual, described by Bernardine Evaristo as ‘Poetry as fire, as lament, as beauty…I was blown away by this book.’
Wednesday 24th March 2021 – Enjoy a closer look at landmark UEA Creative Writing project – Future and Form – with contributors Mona Arshi, Mitch Johnson, Imogen Hermes Gowar and James McDermott discussing their multi-media work.
Wednesday 28th April 2021 – Feminist theorist, novelist and critic Marina Warner unpicks her memoir Inventory of a Life Mislaid with the book’s illustrator, Sophie Herxheimer.
Wednesday 5th May 2021 – An exclusive short film by Ali Smith and filmmaker Sarah Wood, incorporating Ali’s words and archive footage from the East Anglian Film Archive.
All the events will be held online, meaning that you can watch wherever you are, and tickets are available to purchase now.
£5 per event / FREE access for all UEA students.
Access to all 7 events – £30 / £25 (concessions).