From Wednesday 22nd February 2017 18:00 to Wednesday 17th May 2017 21:00
‘It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.’ So begins Ali Smith’s Autumn, misquoting Dickens.
The times in question are now – strange times and getting stranger by the day. In times such as these, what is the role of the writer, the politician, the actor? Each of our guests at the festival is adept, in their own distinctive way, at looking at the world: they notice its oddities; they know its power games; they see its spaces for hope.
Do join us to hear them speak – about their work, about themselves and about this strange old world we live in.
Wed 22 February - Lionel Shriver
Wed 1 March - Elif Shafak
Wed 8 March - Louise Doughty - author of BBC drama Apple Tree Yard
Thurs 16 March - George Saunders
Wed 22 March - Michael Pennington
Wed 3 May - Ali Smith
Wed 17 May - Ed Balls
Season Ticket: £48* / £40* concessions (all seven events)
Individual Ticket: £8* / £4* students
*Ticket price includes a booking fee
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All profits from the Literary Festival are used to fund scholarships for writing students
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK.