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About The Event
Writers on Campus: what do they actually do? What do they bring to universities, why are they so important – and what can being in an educational institution for their art?
Writers bring something different to university life. It isn’t just that they offer different ways of thinking and expression, not to mention an interesting potential role model for students. They also bring creativity, the potential for new and unexpected events, not to mention subversion. In turn, being on campus can also help writers in all kinds of ways.
SJ Fowler is a writer and artist. He has published seven collections of poetry, three of artworks, four of collaborative poetry plus volumes of selected essays and selected collaborations. He’s been translated into 27 languages and produced collaborations with over 90 artists. He is the founder and curator of The Enemies Project and Poem Brut as well as editor at 3am magazine and executive editor at The European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture (Versopolis). He is lecturer in creative writing and English literature at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern, Poetry School and Photographer’s Gallery. He has also organised a series of events in support of English PEN, the worldwide writers association dedicated to freedom of expression.
Isabel Waidner is a writer and critical theorist. Their books include We Are Made Of Diamond Stuff, Gaudy Bauble (shortlisted for the 2018 Republic Of Consciousness Prize) and Liberating the Canon. They are the co-curator of the event series Queers Read This at the Institute of Contemporary Art (with Richard Porter), and a lecturer at University of Roehampton, London.
Paul Ewen is the author of the acclaimed Francis Plug series, as well as London Pub Reviews. In 2015 he became the first writer in residence at Greenwich University. His book inspired by the experience, Francis Plug: Writer in Residence has recently been shortlisted for the Wodehouse Bollinger Prize for Comic Fiction.
This event will be held in QA075 (Edinburgh Room), Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College. The session will be followed by a book signing. All attendees must have a valid ticket.