Women writers series continues at Leeds Met
The series, 'Conversations with Contemporary Women Writers', launched last month and includes poets, novelists and authors of both literary and popular fiction. Anne's talk takes place at 5.30pm at Broadcasting Place room AG03.
Anne grew up in the north-west of England and now lives in West Yorkshire. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies and she performs all over the UK. Her first full length book of poetry, Talking with the Dead, was published in 2011 and The National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE) now employs Anne to run their professional development programme for writers.
Anne is currently working on two sequences of poems that use her father's archive of photographs as starting points. They are also based on Anne's walks and photographs of the cities of Aberdeen and Berlin and link together sensory explorations of the current cityscapes and her own family history. Anne has been asked to showcase this work at 'The United Kingdom Meets Berlin', the eighth Annual Summer Festival of International Art, taking place in Berlin this summer alongside leading UK artists.
Speaking about the talk Dr Susan Watkins, Reader in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Met, said: "'I'm really excited about our series of 'Conversations' with contemporary women writers. I don't think that distinctions between 'literary' and 'popular' fiction are important. We want to celebrate all kinds of women writers who are writing now and so we have put together a diverse programme from our first speaker last month, Professor Manju Jaidka, whose novel is set in colonial India, to poets like Shamshad Khan, as well as historical fiction novelist Elizabeth Chadwyck."
The series continues on Tuesday 21 May with romantic and paranormal fiction writer, Kate Johnson, Wednesday 29 May with performance poet, Shamshad Khan, and Monday 17 June with award-winning historical fiction writer, Elizabeth Chadwick, author of 'To Defy a King'. All begin at 5:30pm and take place at Broadcasting Place.
For more information about the series, and to reserve a place at any of the talks, please contact Dr Susan Watkins at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 812 3375.