Naomi Mitchison Lecture - Louise Welsh

Naomi Mitchison Lecture - Louise Welsh

Naomi Michison Lecture - Scottish PEN
Date: Thursday 01 December 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Wolfson Medical School Building
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Louise Welsh

The Naomi Mitchison Memorial Lecture is hosted annually by Scottish PEN and the Edwin Morgan Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. This year the lecture will be presented by Louise Welsh, Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Glasgow.

Louise Welsh is the author of nine novels including The Cutting Room, The Plague Times Trilogy and The Second Cut. Louise has a ten-year practice in opera with composer Stuart MacRae. Their most recent opera Anthropocene will have its German premier at Bielefeld Theater in 2023. Louise was co-founder and director (with Jude Barber, Collective Architecture) of the Empire Café an award winning multi-disciplinary exploration of Scotland’s relationship with the North Atlantic slave trade. Louise is editor of Yonder Awa, a poetry anthology on the theme of Scotland and the North Atlantic slave trade by Scottish and Caribbean writers and Ghost, One Hundred Stories to Read with the Lights On. She has received numerous awards and international fellowships, including a Doctor of Arts from the Open University and an honorary fellowship from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. She is Professor of Creative Writing at University of Glasgow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 

This event will be both in-person and online.

The event will take place on 1st December at 7pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Yudowitz Room,

Woolfson Medical Building,

University Avenue, Glasgow University.

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