Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Orwell Foundation News

Grayson Perry, A.L. Kennedy & more

For young writers, we have a fantastic opportunity at the University of Sheffield on 15th November 2017: an Orwell Youth Prize workshop with author Marina Lewycka, followed by the Orwell Lecture in the North with Grayson Perry.

Tickets are still available for the Orwell Lecture with A.L. Kennedy at UCL on 21st November 2017, while there's exciting news from the Word Factory who are launching the UK's first festival dedicated to exploring literature and citizenship, Citizen: The New Story 10-12th November. 


The Orwell Lecture in the North with Grayson Perry

Turner prize winning artist Grayson Perry: 'I've ready all the academic texts on empathy'.  The event will take place on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 6.30pm in The Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield, Clarkson Street, Sheffield.

This event is a joint venture between the University of Sheffield’s Sir Bernard Crick Centre and The Orwell Foundation. Tickets here
On the afternoon of the lecture The Orwell Youth Prize is hosting a regional workshop with author Marina Lewycka (Two Caravans, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian) at the University of Sheffield. The provocative, participatory workshop is aimed at students in yrs 12 & 13 interested in writing and politics. Registration is free, but applications close this Wednesday
Join the Word Factory at the UK's first festival exploring literature and citizenship. Enjoy exclusive new commissions by passionate writers - including Ben Okri, Maureen Freely and Lionel Shriver - in response to some of the most challenging news events and distortions of language in living memory: 10 - 12th Nov 2017.
Citizen: The New Story
November 10th-12th

A.L. Kennedy's lecture: "Orwell with Women" 

Join us for our annual lecture at University College London, where author, journalist and comedian A.L. Kennedy will examine Orwell's 'vital and enduring relationship with the female': 21st Nov 2017 | 6.30pm

Unreported Britain: the nation's teeth 

In this pilot episode of our Unreported Britain podcast - which we produced in partnership with the Guardian - journalist Stephen Armstrong uncovers a crisis happening right under our noses - literally. Find out more about our landmark Unreported Britain project. 

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