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Bookfest 2018: Life Writing Panel

23 February 2018 | 19:00 - 21:00


University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries staff members are participating in the Bookfest 2018 event; The Truth can be Dangerous: Telling the Stories of our Lives.

On the 23rd of February, between 7 pm, and 9 pm, on the Third Floor of the Portsmouth Central Library, a panel of experienced writers will discuss the practical and ethical challenges of researching and composing memoirs, and the use of narrative techniques borrowed from craft of fiction, in order to tell true stories.

Writers and readers alike will enjoy this dissection of the life writing process, with a selection of five panellists revealing all the secrets of the discipline.

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Tom Sykes will be the moderator of the event, chairing the panel of five, and opening up interesting, and enlightening discussions on the topic.

The Panel consists University of Portsmouth staff members, Olly Gruner, and Louis Netter, as well as veteran Journalist Christine Lord, Editor in Chief of Star & Crescent Sarah Cheverton, and Gareth Rees, who has written for the Guardian and The Contemporary Review.

To find out more about the panellists, you can visit the, The Truth can be Dangerous: Telling the Stories of our Lives, event page.

You can book your tickets to this Life Writing Event here, and you can find out abut other Bookfest 2018 events on their website.

Image Credits: Photo by Jazmin Quaynor on Unsplash

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