• Festival Launch: A Celebration Of York Writing

Event Details

Thu 15 Mar

Time: 7.30pm

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Venue: York St John University, Temple Hall

Ticket Information: £8

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Festival Launch: A Celebration Of York Writing

We are delighted to celebrate the launch of the 2018 York Literature Festival with this special event celebrating York writers. York St John University, our festival partners and hosts for this event, will be launching the York Centre for Writing with a selection of  readings from authors and lecturers on the Creative Writing staff team.

This will be followed by an interview with York-based author Fiona Mozley. Fiona has had an incredible year, including being shortlisted for the MAN Booker prize for her debut novel Elmet. Fiona  was born in Hackney but grew up in York and studied at Cambridge before moving to Buenos Aires for a year – without speaking any Spanish. After briefly working at a literary agency in London, she moved back to York to complete a PhD in Medieval Studies. She also has a weekend job at The Little Apple Bookshop in York. Since receiving the MAN Booker nomination she has appeared on Woman’s Hour and been reviewed in the Guardian, the Evening Standard and the Economist.

Fiona will be interviewed by Rob O'Connor, Director of the York Literature Festival.