Events - 31 Mar 17

Author event: Patricia Duncker

 

Patricia Duncker (c) Keith Morris

 

(C) Keith Morris

Meet author Patricia Duncker at the library on Friday, March 31st.

The library is hosting two events with Patricia Duncker, English author of six novels.

10-11 am – come to Coffee House for an informal talk. Mrs. Duncker will be speaking in English about her experiences as a writer. Questions and answers to follow. Free and open to the public. No need to reserve.

2:30 – 4:00 pm – Mrs. Duncker will take a smaller group (maximum 15) to further discussion about writing. Tea and cakes served. Please sign up by sending an email to info@ellia.org or calling the library.

PATRICIA DUNCKER is the author of six novels, all published by Bloomsbury: Hallucinating Foucault (1996), winner of the McKitterick Prize and the Dillons First Fiction Award, James Miranda Barry (1999) and The Deadly Space Between (2002), Miss Webster and Chérif (2006), shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007, The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge, (2010) and Sophie and the Sibyl (2015), both shortlisted for the Green Carnation Award. She has also published two collections of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees (1997), shortlisted for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and Seven Tales of Sex and Death (2003), all of which have been widely translated. Her critical work includes a collection of essays on writing, theory and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall (2002). She has written many critical essays and scholarly articles. From 2007-2015 she was Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester.

Author event: Patricia Duncker

 

Patricia Duncker (c) Keith Morris

 

(C) Keith Morris

Meet author Patricia Duncker at the library on Friday, March 31st.

The library is hosting two events with Patricia Duncker, English author of six novels.

10-11 am – come to Coffee House for an informal talk. Mrs. Duncker will be speaking in English about her experiences as a writer. Questions and answers to follow. Free and open to the public. No need to reserve.

2:30 – 4:00 pm – Mrs. Duncker will take a smaller group (maximum 15) to further discussion about writing. Tea and cakes served. Please sign up by sending an email to info@ellia.org or calling the library.

PATRICIA DUNCKER is the author of six novels, all published by Bloomsbury: Hallucinating Foucault (1996), winner of the McKitterick Prize and the Dillons First Fiction Award, James Miranda Barry (1999) and The Deadly Space Between (2002), Miss Webster and Chérif (2006), shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007, The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge, (2010) and Sophie and the Sibyl (2015), both shortlisted for the Green Carnation Award. She has also published two collections of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees (1997), shortlisted for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and Seven Tales of Sex and Death (2003), all of which have been widely translated. Her critical work includes a collection of essays on writing, theory and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall (2002). She has written many critical essays and scholarly articles. From 2007-2015 she was Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester.

Reading Shakespeare

ShakespeareTreat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry the Fourth. The activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. The activity is free for library members. Please sign up at the front desk.

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