Thu, 20 Jul|
CHANGE OF SPEAKER - Writing Local with Kate Worsley and Juliet Lockhart
What does it mean to be a 'local writer'? How do you make fiction, or poetry, when you personally know and live in the area that has inspired you? How does this process happen, and what might be your rights and responsibilities? Join Kate Worsley and Emily Hasler in conversation with Zoe Biles
Time & Location
20 Jul 2023, 19:00 – 21:30
Manningtree, 19 High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG, UK
About the event
***It is with sadness we say Emily Hasler will no longer be able to join us for this event. In her place, we warmly welcome local artist Juliet Lockhart!***
What does it mean to be a 'local writer'? How do you make fiction, or poetry, when you personally know and live in the area that has inspired you? How does this process happen, and what might be your rights and responsibilities? Manningtree Art's Zoe Biles hosts a discussion with two local writers whose latest works are centred on the people, places, fauna and flora closest to home.
'Local' novelist Kate Worsley's first award-winning novel She Rises (Bloomsbury 2013) was set in 1740s Harwich, Essex. Her second novel Foxash (Tinder Press Headline, April 2023) is a 1930s rural noir set on the Foxash Land Settlement Estate in Ardleigh, Essex, which was part of the biggest back-to-the-land movement between the wars.
‘Local’ artist Juliet Lockhart’s practice focuses on producing narratives around people or places, with the dominant theme of voices that have been lost or silenced. Employing a variety of materials and processes, setting up temporary studio spaces in the landscape allows her the freedom to re-invent stories she discovers and to bring new ones into being.