The Creative Writing faculty at Brunel presents another amazing line-up of writers for the Writers Series 2019. As well as high-calibre visiting authors and esteemed local voices, all events will feature Brunel Creative Writing students opening the evening with readings from their work, as well as complimentary refreshments and free admission.
WRITING YOUR SELF, WRITING A PARENT
HANNAH LOWE & LARA PAWSON interviewed by DR CLAIRE LYNCH
Hannah Lowe’s 2015 family memoiris about her half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant father. It was featured as Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Her first poetry collection (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was short-listed for the Forward, Aldeburgh and Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prizes. Her second collection, , is published by Bloodaxe. (2016). She is one of 20 Next Generation poets and is on the Creative Writing faculty at Brunel.
Lara Pawson’s life as a writer began in journalism, working for both print and broadcast media. For stretches, she has lived in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, South Africa and Angola, working mainly for the BBC World Service. Her first book In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre (2014) was a mix of investigative journalism, history and memoir. It was longlisted for the Orwell Prize and shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award. Her second book This Is the Place to Be, published in 2014, began life as a sound installation, but was expanded to become a fragmentary memoir. It was shortlisted
the Bread and Roses Award, the PEN Ackerley Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize
With student writers: Renee Dacres and Sansbrilla Sesay