Free public reading by novelist Susan Sellers
Issued: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:33:00 GMT
Author, translator, editor and novelist Susan Sellers is to give a free public reading at the
After a nomadic childhood, Susan Sellers ran away to
She is Professor of English and Related Literature at the
Susan Sellers' work has been orientated towards women's writing. Her Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction (Palgrave, 2001) is an investigation into the ongoing resonance of myth and fairy tale for contemporary women's fiction.
Sellers' interest in the writings of Virginia Woolf has led to her involvement in the Cambridge University Press edition of Woolf's writings, which she co-directs with Jane Goldman. Goldman and Sellers received a major Arts and Humanities Research Council Award in 2005 for this project.
Throughout, Sellers has been particularly interested in the creative process of writing, and this is reflected in three collections Instead of Full Stops (The Women’s Press, 1996), Taking Reality by Surprise (The Women's Press, 1991), and Delighting the Heart: A Notebook by Women Writers (The Women's Press, 1988), as well as in the translated selections from The Writing Notebooks of Hélène Cixous (Continuum, 2004).
Admission is free to the lecture and all are welcome to attend. A collection towards the Creative Writing Scholarships fund will be held after the event.
Martin Shannon, Media Relations Officer