BookTalk 2020-21 – More names and dates added

BookTalk 2020-21 – updated schedule 

We’re very excited to be able to share further details of our 2020-21 programme.

We will be hosting readings with audience Q&A with Richard Gwyn talking about his novel The Blue Tent (3 February 2021), to be followed by Tyler Keevil with Your Still Beating Heart in the spring.

Then in spring and summer we’ll be looking at Ann Quin’s Passages, Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light and Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse.

All events are free and open to all. Events will take place on Zoom. You must register in advance in order to attend. Registration is currently open for the 2020 events only.  

Here’s our complete programme for Cardiff BookTalk 2020-21, with all the latest confirmed dates and speakers:

12 November 2020, 7pm 

Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle 
Confirmed speakers: Shelley Ingram (University of Louisiana), Robert Lloyd (Cardiff University), Joan Passey (University of Bristol) 

Register for Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle

3 December 2020, 7pm  

Jane Austen’s Emma  

Confirmed speakers: Gillian Dow (University of Southampton), Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University), Mariam Wassif (University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) 

Register for Jane Austen’s Emma

3 February 2021, 7pm 

Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent 

A reading and Q&A by the author 

3 March 2021, 7pm  

Octavia Butler’s Kindred 

Confirmed speakers: Josie Gill (University of Bristol), Britney Henry (University of Delaware) 

Also forthcoming in March and April: Ann Quin’s Passages (with speakers Josh Powell and Arwa Al-Mubaddel, a collaboration with the Modern and Contemporary Research Group), and Tyler Keevil’s Your Still Beating Heart (a reading and Q&A by the author). May and June will feature events on Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (dates and speakers to be announced soon).  

Contact: Anna Mercer, mercera1@cardiff.ac.uk  

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