Weekend Special: Book Club

  • Event Start: 17th May 2020, 12:00pm
  • Event Type:

Book Club

As COVID-19 confines us to our homes, literature provides not only solace but escape.  Yet in allowing us to hear voices from beyond our own walls, it teaches us how to engage with the realities of the world we face.  Has the role of literature changed in this uncertain time?  How can it help us to forge connections in an isolated world?

Speakers:

  • Chigozie Obioma : Nigerian writer and Assistant Professor of Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He has twice been nominated for the Booker Prize
  • Joyce Carol Oates : American writer and Professor Emerita at Princeton University.  She has published 58 novels, and received accolades including the National Book Award and two Pulitzer Prize nominations
  • Juan Gabriel Vasquez : Colombian writer, journalist, and translator.  The recipient of numerous literary awards, he is regarded as one of Latin America’s most influential novelists

 

This event will be via podcast : for Spotify Podcast, CLICK HEREor forApple Podcast, CLICK HERE

Our Weekend Specials are a series of four podcasts on lighter issues around a specific theme, which will be broadcast as podcasts on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts