Writing the First World War – Workshop
Bromley House Library
11.30 – 1.30 pm
(Limited numbers so booking is essential)
Judith Allnatt, the Festival Writer in Residence, will draw on the Bromley House Library’s exhibition of WW1 letters, objects, images and art, to explore the stories of the Nottinghamshire men and women caught up in the conflict. Through writing exercises, participants will step off from this starting point into stories or poems of their own.
Sillitoe Room, Waterstones
- 7.30 – 9.30 pm
- 5 ( 3 conc.)
In a world increasingly divided into haves and have nots, or believers and apostates, what is the role of the writer?
Belfast playwright Gary Mitchell was forced into hiding following his depictions of life in Loyalist communities.
Poet Suhrab Sirat lives in exile unable to return to war-torn Afghanistan.
Writer and Editor Malu Halasa showcased the work of artists and writers in Syria Speaks which challenges the culture of violence and intimidation in a country split between military factions.
They will read and discuss their work with Jo Glanville director of English PEN.
Please note: there is a 20% discount on a group buy of five or more tickets for this event. Use Promotion Code: NFW5