Event: Public Lecture with Xan Brooks, our Writer in Residence 2019
Come join us for a talk with our Xan Brooks, Writer in Residence
Xan Brooks is a renowned film critic, journalist and author of an acclaimed debut novel. In this lecture 'Authorial responsibility vs creative freedom: Whose story is it anyway?' Xan will be considering the responsibility of a writer when telling the story of a person, place or history, of which they have no first-hand experience. Is the current debate a necessary corrective, or does it risk stifling creative freedom and blunting the essential point of fiction writing?
In this public lecture entiltled 'Authorial Responsibility vs Creative Freedom: Whose Story is it Anyway?' Xan will consider the responsibility of a writer when telling the story of a person, a place or a history, of which they have no first-hand experience.
~ Does a heterosexual author have the right to write in the voice of a gay character, or a white male author in the voice of a black female heroine?
~ Is the current debate a necessary corrective, highlighting the need for greater diversity in British publishing? Or does it risk throwing the baby out with the bath-water, stifling creative freedom & blunting the essential point of fiction writing (to make stuff up)?
Book your free ticket now while places are available! Entry strictly by ticket only.
Details of the event
The public lecture will take place on Wednesday 27th February from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Lecture Theatre 2, Woodlane campus.
Come along for the public lecture and then an informal reception in The Lighthouse afterwards!
This is a free event, but please register to secure your place.
by the Falwriting Team