Warwick Thursdays is the Writing Programme’s weekly literary salon, organized by Writing Programme staff in conjunction with the Masters students and featuring visiting novelists, poets, dramatists, filmmakers, publishers, editors, agents and artists in conversation with Warwick writers.
Talks are open to anyone and free, and, unless otherwise noted, take place in the Writers’ Room in Millburn House on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. For details of what we did in previous terms, click on the Past Events tab above. For a full printable schedule of the term's events, please click here (Autumn Term 2016) and here (Spring Term 2017)(Word). The department's main news and events page is here.
For Summer Term 2017, we will be pausing in the first few weeks of term to allow you to submit assessments. Please check back as we will be adding to the schedule as term progresses.
Thursday May 11th - Henry Barnes
Henry Barnes is a film and music journalist with 10 years experience in the industry. An ex-Guardian staffer and the former editor of theguardian.com/film, he now works at the British Film Institute as the BFI’s Digital Editor. He writes, presents, produces and edits text, audio and video.
Thursday May 18th - Stephen Aryan
Stephen Aryan is the award-winning fantasy author of The Age of Darkness trilogy (Battlemage, Bloodmage, Chaosmage) from Orbit books, published worldwide in English. His books have also been translated into French and German. His fourth novel Mageborn, published in October 2017, begins a new fantasy trilogy, the Age of Dread. He lives in the West Midlands with his partner and two cats and describes himself as an ageing podcaster, lapsed gamer and wannabe forest ranger. Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities facing modern writers of fantasy fiction.
Wednesday May 24th - Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernandez
The Sorrows of Mexico, winner of the English PEN Award, is a crucial collection of writings from seven of Mexico’s finest journalists, laying bare the violence and corruption behind the murders of over a hundred Mexican journalists. Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernandez, two of the contributors, will talk about the book and the challenges and very real dangers of this kind of investigative non-fiction.
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