Kellogg College Creative Writing Seminar Series: : Elleke Boehmer, 28 October 2014

The World in a Grain of Sand”: Writing Shorter and Longer Narrative

Michaelmas Term Week 3
Thursday 28th October 2014
5 pm (refreshments) for 5.30 pm

Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing
Mawby Room, Kellogg College,62 Banbury Road.

All are welcome and no bookings are necessary.

Elleke Boehmer is a novelist, critic and Professor of English at Oxford University specialising in African and Indian literatures in English. She is the author of four novels, including Screens again the Sky (shortlisted for the David Higham Prize, 1990), Bloodlines (shortlisted for the SANLAM prize, 2000), and Nile Baby (2008). She has published monographs, editions and anthologies, amongst others, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (1995, 2005) and Stories of Women (2005). Her biography Nelson Mandela (2008) has been widely translated and her edition of Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys was a 2004 bestseller. She is Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College. In 2014-5, she will serve as a judge for the Man Booker International Prize.

Seminar Convenor: Dr Clare Morgan

http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/researchcentres/CW

Kellogg College Creative Writing Seminar Series: Thomas Glave, 27 November 2014

Secretive Women, Taboos and Dangerous Sex
Michaelmas Term Week 7
Thursday 27th November 2014
5 pm (refreshments) for 5.30 pm

Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing
Mawby Room, Kellogg College,62 Banbury Road.

All are welcome and no bookings are necessary

Thomas Glave was born in the Bronx and grew up there and in Kingston, Jamaica.  He is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (Lambda Literary Award, 2005), The Torturer’s Wife (Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist and Lambda Literary Award finalist, 2008) and Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh (2013), recently named a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist.  He is editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (Lambda Literary Award, 2008). Glave has been Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT, a 2012 Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and is a 2014 Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the University of Warwick’s Dept. of Hispanic Studies and in the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies.

Seminar Convenor: Dr Clare Morgan

http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/researchcentres/CW