WRITERS’ CENTRE KINGSTON PRESENTS A LITERARY EVENT ABOUT HOPING
DECEMBER THURSDAY 7TH : 7PM – FREE ENTRY
Minima Yacht Club, 48a High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. KT1 1HN
http://www.minimayc.co.uk | http://www.writerscentrekingston.com/hoping
WITH GUEST SPEAKER TONY WHITE ALONGSIDE HELEN JULIA MINORS AND HELEN PALMER, WITH READINGS BY LUCY FURLONG, SARAH DAWSON, GALE BURNS.
About the event : The theme for this event is Hoping. Each of the three speakers will respond as they see fit – with a new piece of literature or an informal talk, an academic lecture or a performance. They might shape a previous work to the theme or create brand new fiction, non-fiction, theatre or poetry. Their choice of medium is as creatively free as their choice of message.
About the speakers :
Tony White’s latest novel The Fountain in the Forest is published by Faber and Faber on 4 January 2018. He is the author of five previous novels including Foxy-T and Shackleton’s Man Goes South, and the non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans, as well as novellas and numerous short stories published in journals, exhibition catalogues, and anthologies. White was creative entrepreneur in residence in the French department of King’s College London, and has been writer in residence at London’s Science Museum and the UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies. He recently collaborated with artists Blast Theory on the libraries live-streaming project A Place Free Of Judgement, and currently chairs the board of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm.
Dr. Helen Minors is an Associate Professor of Music and Course Leader for two B.Mus degrees. She was Head of Department 2013-2017. She is the University Lead for the franchise programme at Edinburgh College, TECHNE doctoral training lead, a member of both the Inclusive Curriculum Group and the Network of Equality Champions, and current chair of the National Association for Music in Higher Education UK. She is a performer/improviser, musicologist and practice researcher. She has a wide range of experience including success as: head of department of two university music departments; co-lead of the AHRC Network “Translating Music; and teaching excellence with awards, mostly recently receiving a Rose Award ‘Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Research’ for the funded collaborative project “Taking Race Live” (2016) recently nominated for a CATE HEA award (2017). Her research explores the interdisciplinary, intercultural transfer and interplay of the senses between musics and texts (including dance, theatre, cultural studies and translation studies) within works from the 20th century to today.
Helen Palmer is a writer, performer and lecturer at Kingston University. She is the author of Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense (Bloomsbury, 2014). She has recently published papers on feminist rewritings and diffractive pedagogies, and some of her poetry has recently been published in the Minnesota Review themed issue on new materialism. She is currently writing a book called Queer Defamiliarisation and a novel called Pleasure Beach, which is a feminist reimagining of Joyce’s Ulysses.
In partnership with Cultural Histories Kingston.