Music journalist to give guest lecture at Leeds Metropolitan
The public lecture entitled 'Music and writing' will be held at theUniversity's Rose Bowl and will see Laura discuss her career in musicjournalism.
A well-respected and widely published journalist, Laura'srenowned fortnightly Guardian column - Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll, waslaunched in 2006.
Leeds Metropolitan's senior lecturer in Media and PopularCulture, Dr Peter Mills, said: "Laura Barton is a remarkably giftedwriter - primarily on musical matters, but she is also a first ratenewsprint journalist and budding novelist.
"Her insights on writing in different styles on varied topicsand in a range of media will be of immense interest to anyone who caresabout writing, ideas and music. It is a great pleasure to have someoneas gifted as Laura coming to speak to us at Leeds Met."
Laura has been a journalist on the Guardian since 2000 andcontributes to music titles such as Word and Q as well as writing forwomen's magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle.
She has written and presented several documentaries aboutmusic for BBC Radio 4 while her series of articles and short films -Barton's Britain, won the Press Photographer's award 2010. Laura's firstnovel, Twenty One Locks, was published in 2010 and her new book aboutmusic and landscape is set to be released later this year.
The lecture will take place from 5-6.30pm in the Rose BowlLecture Theatre G. For further information and to reserve a place,please contact firstname.lastname@example.org