Paradise is on the end of your nose

Tilstone Studio, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

(Monday, 8th December, 6:30 p.m., admission Free)

Professor Niall Griffiths delivers his inaugural lecture describing his motivation and inspiration for writing. He will discuss the significance of finding a writing voice for peoples and places that had no representation at all in literature and popular culture, based upon his own experience growing up on a housing estate. He will discuss those writers who have inspired him with their ability to write from the margins and those who taught him he was not just allowed, but even “bound by duty, to write in a voice that I lived with”.

Great_Big_Shining_Star_largeNiall’s talk will be followed by a drinks reception and the launch of the paperback edition of his most recent novel, A Great Big Shining Star (pictured).

Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966, studied English, and now lives and works in Aberystwyth. His seven novels to date are Grits (2000), Sheepshagger (2001), Kelly + Victor (2002), Stump (2003), Wreckage (2005), Runt (2007), and A Great Big Shining Star (2013). He has also written three travel books, including Ten Pound Pom (2009), and contributed to Seren Books’ series of New Stories from the Mabinogion with In the Dreams of Max and Ronnie (2010). He was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton in 2014.

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