2021 dates for your diary – book now for Richard Gwyn, Susan M. Gaines and Octavia E. Butler

Cardiff BookTalk is pleased to announce that free tickets are now available on Eventbrite for the first events of 2021.

Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent – 3 February 2021

Susan M. Gaines Accidentals – 17 February 2021

Octavia Butler’s Kindred – 3 March 2021

We have two events next month. On 3 February, writer Christie Collins (Cardiff Unversity) will be joined by poet and novelist Richard Gwyn. Winner of the Wales book of the Year for his memoir The Vagabond’s Breakfast, he will be reading from and discussing his hallucinatory new book, The Blue Tent.

This will be followed on 17 February by author Susan M. Gaines, who will be discussing her new novel Accidentals with Martin Willis (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University) and Frank Hailer (School of Biosciences, Cardiff University). Expect the discussion to cover mud, microbes, sensual landscapes and the intersection of environmental science with literature.

Then on 3 March, Cardiff University’s Alix Beeston will be joined by Josie Gill (University of Bristol), Britney Henry (University of Delaware), and David Shackleton (Cardiff University). They will be sharing their research into one of the most powerful works of African-American fiction – Octavia E. Butler‘s Kindred – a mesmerising and disturbing tale of a time-traveller from the 1970s who finds herself trapped in the antebellum south.

All events are free to book, will be accessed via Zoom, and will be followed by an audience an audience Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to submit your own questions to the panellists and authors.

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