Saturday, 7 March 2015

International Literature Showcase 18 - 21 March 2015

Writers' Centre Norwich and British Council present the International Literature Showcase and full details are below:


Welcome to the International Literature Showcase (ILS)
18th March - 21st March 2015

March 18th marks the start of the International Literature Showcase, an event put together by Writers' Centre Norwich and British Council and supported by Arts Council England. Join us in person or online, as we bring together 54 of the world’s most talented people from the literary world, including writers from over 20 countries, to share their work, discuss ideas and form exciting creative plans for the future.

Over three days we'll introduce you to some wonderful writers and writing, and to thought-provoking ideas about what literature can achieve. If you are able, please join us in person at Wild Words: Jeanette Winterson & Helen Macdonald (last few tickets), and the UEA Spring Literary Festival with Ali Smith. Otherwise you can experience the Showcase through our live-stream, which gives you front-row seat to talks, readings, debates and performances taking place in the Cathedral Hostry.

Events include readings and discussions from Eimear McBride, Emma Healey and Bidisha, as well as talks and debates on the state of the literary community with Stella Duffy, and the effect of our digital world on literature with Bill Thompson.
Get Involved in the Showcase
  • Events will be live-streamed on our website, throughout the Showcase, so tune in from 19th March at 9am for live streaming of each day's events, see below for our programme of events.
  • To join the debates and have your say on events, tweet using the hashtag #ILShowcase
  • The events will also be podcast, and will be available on our soundcloud page to listen to later.
  • Our video content will be archived, so don’t worry if you miss an event, you’ll be able to catch up later with films of each event available after the Showcase, on our website. 
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Delegates & Writers in Brief...
UK Writers including:
Patience Agbabi
Patrick Barkham
Stella Duffy
Emma Healey
Helen Macdonald
Eimear McBride
Daljit Nagra

UK Delegates including:
Tom Chivers - Penned in the Margins
Lucy Crompton Reid - Apples & Snakes
Hannah Trevarthen - English PEN
Eleanor Lang - Free Word Centre

International Delegates including:
Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire - The Centre for African Cultural Excellence (Uganda)
Hung Hung - Taipei Poetry Festival (Taipei)
Ayesha Husain - Khayaal Creative Network (Pakistan)
Antoine Lewis - Literature Live! (India)
Event Programme 
Wednesday 18th  March
UEA Spring Literary Festival: Ali Smith 
7pm - 8pm 
Leading novelist Ali Smith discusses her most recent novel How to be Both (shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Book Award) in conversation with Philip Langeskov.
*This event will not be live streamed*

Thursday 19th March
5 x 30 Introductions 
9am - 12 Midday 
Each delegate will introduce themselves for exactly two and a half minutes, accompanied by 5 slides to illustrate their talk. A fast-paced introduction to the 54 showcase participants.

Eimear McBride and Stella Duffy 
12.30pm - 1pm
Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (winner of the 2013 Goldsmith’s Prize and 2014 Bailey’s Prize) and Stella Duffy, writer, actor and co-founder of the Fun Palaces campaign, read from their work.

Digital Literatures with Bill Thompson
2pm - 3.15pm 
Digital guru Bill Thompson leads a discussion on how literature’s intersection with the digital world has changed, what it means to be ‘a writer’ and examines the artistic and creative implications for readers, writers and arts programmers of the information age.

Next Generation Poets: Rebecca Goss, Luke Kennard and Zaffar Kunial 
3.45pm - 5pm 
Rebecca Goss, Luke Kennard and Zaffar Kunial perform their work, and discuss their work, hosted by Patience Agbabi.

Friday 20th March
Hannah Silva
9am - 9.30am
Hannah Silva reads and performs her powerful feminist satire - Schlock!

Literary Communities 
10am -11.15am 
The strength of a literary culture is dependent on the diversity, literacy and confidence of its readers, and yet to many people the arts as a whole can seem closed off, at worst exclusive and elitist. Stella Duffy, co-founder of Fun Palaces, discusses ways in which organisations can develop successful outreach programmes, and then chairs a panel debate on the subject. 

New Fiction: Kirsty Logan, James Scudamore and Kerry Young
11.45am - 1pm
Readings from Kirsty Logan, James Scudamore and Kerry Young, followed by a debate hosted by Kate Griffin (International Programme Director, the British Centre for Literary Translation).

Alex Preston and Diriye Osman
Alex Preston and Diriye Osman read from their work.

Shock of the New
3pm - 4.15pm
The artistic mainstream is continually refreshed and invigorated by encounters with new artistic models, outside voices and emergent forms.
Geraldine Collinge leads a conversation on literature from outside the mainstream: be it experimental, in translation or simply deemed other.

New Fiction: Cynan Jones, Emma Healey, Selma Dabbagh 
Readings from Cynan Jones, Emma Healey and Selma Dabbagh, followed by a discussion hosted by Swithun Cooper (British Council Literature).

Wild Words with Jeanette Winterson and Helen Macdonald 
7.30pm - 9pm Norwich Playhouse  
An evening considering nature, memoir and writing with two of Britain’s finest authors.
*this event will not be live streamed, but will be available to watch online afterwards*

Saturday 21st March
Daljit Nagra 
Reading and performance from The Retold Ramayana.

Nonfiction and Memoir: Charlotte Higgins, Patrick Barkham and Bidisha 
9.45am - 11am 
Readings from Charlotte Higgins, Patrick Barkham and Bidisha, followed by a discussion, hosted by Jonathan Morley (Programme Director, Writers’ Centre Norwich).

Short Stories: Philip Langeskov, Francesca Rhydderch and Clare Wigfall 
11.30am - 12.45pm
Readings from Philip Langeskov, Francesca Rhydderch and Clare Wigfall, followed by a discussion hosted by Sophie Wardell (British Council Literature).
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