Jackie Kay: Reading and Question & Answer session

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17:00 - 18:30

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Please join us for a reading and a Question & Answer session with the author Jackie Kay, introduced by Prof Nancy Gish.  This is the final session of the Jackie Kay: An International Conference programme.  Jackie Kay will be giving a reading, followed by questions from attendees.

This session is free to join and everyone is welcome; you do not need to have participated in the conference to attend. 

Jackie Kay is the author of some 30 works, including plays, poetry, prose (fiction and non-fiction), childrens literature, short stories and a ground-breaking novel. She has won or been shortlisted for over 20 literary awards and prizes, including the Guardian Fiction Prize, the inaugural Forward Prize for Poetry for a single poem, the Somerset Maugham Award and the Costa Poetry Award. She is the Scots Makar, professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, Chancellor of the University of Salford and a CBE.

Kay's work is remarkable for its range of genres, its consistent reinvention of forms, and its marriage of intimate, domestic depictions of individual lives with broad political and philosophical themes. In works such as her breakthrough poetry collection, The Adoption Papers (1991), the novel Trumpet (1998)  a path-breaking depiction of trans identity  and the autobiographical Red Dust Road (2010), her publications explore identity, individuality and belonging, and love between family members, lovers and friends. Amongst many other questions, her works asks what Britishness is, what race means, what it is to love, and what gender is, and can be.

If you are interested in attending Jackie Kay: An International Conference, please sign up here: https://ljmu.libcal.com/event/3735844  This is a separate registration from the reading and Question & Answer. 

Jackie Kay: An International Conference is supported by Gylphi publishers and is part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series.

The organisers would like to give sincere thanks to the Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University and the Contemporary Womens Writing Association for their kind sponsorship and support of this event.

*You will need a Zoom account to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and the Zoom link for the reading and Q & A will be in the event calendar link.