Cardiff BookTalk continues its exploration of science fiction and fantasy this semester with a very special evening celebrating the legacy of the great American novelist, poet, and essayist Ursula Le Guin.
Please join us this Autumn as we take a tour through science fiction and fantasy – from the nineteenth century to the present, and exploring short fiction, novels, film, and poetry! Details for all events can be found on our blog and free tickets can … Continue reading Autumn 2018: A season of science fiction and fantasy
One of our speakers at our forthcoming event, Dr. Liesl King, shares her thoughts on the spiritual influences in the works of Ursula Le Guin.
There has been a fantastic response to our upcoming event on Ursula Le Guin, with all of the free tickets snapped up! If you missed out but would love to come, email firstname.lastname@example.org in case any additional tickets become available. And if you booked a … Continue reading All tickets taken for BookTalk event celebrating Ursula Le Guin!
1) They offer three very different takes on the heroic journey We live in a time when the “Hero’s Journey” rules popular culture, in the wake of Star Wars. But years before George Lucas decided to distill Joseph Campbell into a simple space Western, Le … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Le Guin’s Earthsea Books Can Still Change Your Life
In September 2003, A Wizard of Earthsea was selected as Classic of the Month as part of the ‘Building a Children’s Library’ series run by The Guardian.
As part of a series for Tor.com commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of A Wizard of Earthsea’s publication, Gabrielle Bellot considered what Le Guin’s pioneering sci-fi classic meant to her, as well as the ways it pushed against the boundaries of its time while simultaneously not quite pushing far enough.
It was wonderful to have a large audience last night at our first event of this year, exploring Ted Chiang’s novella “Story of Your Life” alongside its film adaptation, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. Thanks for the great discussion! The Cardiff BookTalk programme is a full one … Continue reading BookTalk Screening and Expert Discussion, 29 October: Mary Shelley (2017)