School of English

Writers in Conversation

Friday 11th November 2011 (11:00-12:30)


Writers in conversation, Friday 11th November 2011, B38a Trent Building


We are very pleased to welcome three of Britain’s most exciting poets to talk about their writing. Join us for a discussion of the creative process, the path to publication, and the importance of performance.

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, published by Hamish Hamilton, won the Curtis Brown Prize. It has been translated in to nine languages and made into a film.A pamphlet of his poems was published by Faber in 2010. He performs regularly and co-organises Homework, a monthly night of literary miscellany. He lives in London.

Imtiaz Dharker calls herself a Scottish Muslim Calvinist, brought up in a Lahori household in Glasgow, working in Bombay. She is a poet, artist and documentary film-maker and all her books – Purdah, Postcards from God, I Speak for the Devil and The Terrorist at my Table and Leaving Fingerprints - include her own drawings. She now lives between India, London and Wales.

 John Stammers’s  first collection, Panoramic Lounge-Bar, was awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2001 and shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award 2001. His second collection, Stolen Love Behaviour, was a Poetry Book Society Choice. His latest is Interior Night, 2009. He is a creative writing tutor and freelance writer.

The previous evening [10 November 2011] all three poets will be appearing as part of the What Are They Whispering? Tour at the New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. Further information at or Tickets for the show are available on 0115 924 8630

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