WRITING THE RURAL
A MERL-DEL Seminar Series
We welcome back our popular collaboration with the Department of English Literature for a third exciting series, Writing the Rural. This year’s talks are chaired jointly by Dr Paddy Bullard and by our current Research Fellow, writer Suzy Joinson. Their guests include the usual inspiring mix of writers and literary thinkers, as well as folk musician Martin Simpson.
The seminars take place on selected Thursdays, 12-1pm at The MERL. Booking is recommended as places are limited. (Link coming soon)
Thursday 28th February
Graceful clods: soil in eighteenth-century poetry
Tess Somervell, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, School of English, University of Leeds
Thursday 7th March
Seagulls and Hares: Writing in a time of Environmental Crisis
Suzy Joinson in conversation with Tim Dee and Hugh Dunkerley.
Suzy Joinson is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Chichester and Research Fellow at The MERL.
Hugh Dunkerley is a Reader in Creative Writing and Contemporary Poetry Programme Coordinator, MA in Creative Writing, University of Chichester.
Tim Dee is a writer, BBC radio producer and birdwatcher and author of The Running Sky and Four Fields.
Thursday 14th March
Song Maps and Ridgeways: songwriting and landscape
with folk musician Martin Simpson
Thursday 21st March
Time Song – Journeys in Search of Doggerland: Time and Landscape
Suzy Joinson in conversation with author, Julia Blackburn.