Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 6:30 pm – Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 8:00 pm

Mapping the Midlands: Place, Voice & Class / Lisa Blower & Natalie Burdett

Writing Place: Creative-Critical Conversations #6

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: G34, Business School, Manchester Met

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

‘Writing Place: Creative-Critical Conversations’ is a series of six public events organised by the new Centre for Place Writing. In each event, a Manchester Met researcher will be paired with an artist or academic from outside the University to introduce their work and to discuss the relationship between creative and critical approaches to place. Ideas and issues that will be explored during the series include the power and problems of mapping, the representation of post-industrial geographies, and the relationship between writing and music.

The sixth and final event in the series, ‘Mapping the Midlands: Place, Voice & Class’, will be held on Thursday, 9 May 2019. Lisa Blower is an award-winning short story writer and novelist who holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Bangor University. Lisa will be launching her new collection of short stories, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s, published by Myriad Editions. Lisa will be joined by Natalie Burdett: a poet whose debut pamphlet, Urban Drift (Smith/Doorstop), was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as a Laureate’s Choice in 2018. Natalie is currently studying for a Creative Writing PhD on poetry and urban geography at Manchester Met.

‘Mapping the Midlands’ will be chaired by the novelist, Sarah Butler, who is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Met.

Lisa Blower:


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For further information about further ‘Writing Place’ events, and the new Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Met, please contact Dr David Cooper (Senior Lecturer in English):

0161 247 5409 / @DrDavidCooper

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to disability equality. If you have any access requirements, please let us know via 0161 247 6740 or email us at  before you arrive to help us to make sure that your visit to the event is as enjoyable as possible.

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