READINGS: Scene of the Crime
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

READINGS: Scene of the Crime

Suspenseful readings from award-winning crime writers Saeida Rouass (The Assembly of the Dead, 2018), Rosie Claverton (Binary Witness, 2018), and Dreda Say Mitchell (Blood Daughter, 2017) followed by a conversation that examines the role played by real-world places in this genre. With crime stories aligned so closely to the smallest details, to what extent do writers draw on these from reality?

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PANEL: Free to Speak, Free to Censor
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

PANEL: Free to Speak, Free to Censor

Journalists and non-fiction writers explore who benefits and who loses out when free speech, hate speech and censorship are used as ideological tools.

What might free expression and censorship look like in different contexts? Speakers include Hamid Ismailov (The Devils Dance, 2018), Suman Gupta (Usurping Suicide, 2017), Winnie Li (Dark Chapter, 2017) and Maurice Mcleod (Media Diversified, The Guardian).

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PANEL: Britain After the Fall of Multiculturalism
May
27
11:45 AM11:45

PANEL: Britain After the Fall of Multiculturalism

The grand political events in Euroamerica around the turn of the century have forever eroded Britain's illusion of an innocent past. What has the end of modernity meant for marginalised communities?

Karma Nabulsi (The Invisible History: Prevent and the Persistence of Empire, 2019), Damian Le Bas (The Stopping Places, 2018), Yomi Adegoke (Slay in your Lane, 2018) and Lainy Malkani (Sugar Sugar, 2017) reflect on the past and present, and explore how people of colour have come to navigate the end of Britain's multicultural promise.

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