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Joanne Harris

Why I Write – A Writer’s Manifesto

  • 19
  • Oct




Image of Joanne HarrisJennifer Robertson

Writing is, at the most basic level, an act of communication. But are writers thinking enough about how they connect with their readers? What are the social responsibilities of being a writer – and who decides where the boundaries lie? MLF and Writers Centre Norwich present the latest instalment in the thought-provoking National Conversation, a series of discussions about how we produce and engage with writing.

Joanne Harris, the award-winning author of 14 novels including the bestselling Chocolat, Peaches for Monsieur le Curé and The Gospel of Loki has created a modern manifesto for writers. Join her and our panel as we discuss why writers write, why readers read, and what needs to happen for both to flourish.

This event will be chaired by Ellah Allfrey, former Deputy Editor of Granta and a judge for this year's Man Booker Prize. Panelists will include much loved poet and new University of Manchester Chancellor, Lemn Sissay, and Nebula-award winning author and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester Geoff Ryman.

This event will be BSL interpreted.