Ethics in Memoir, Poetry and Fiction

Chair: Seraphima Kennedy, NAWE


Winnnie M Li, London School of Economics – Dark Chapter

Hannah Lowe, Brunel University – Long Time No See and Chan

Seraphima Kennedy, Goldsmiths – Selfies with Stalin

This discussion/reading will consider ethical issues around the practice, research and publication of creative and life writing.

Three panellists will discuss the hurdles faced in publishing fiction, poetry and life writing that has its foundation in true events. The session will feature readings from published works and works-in-progress, followed by a discussion.

Hannah Lowe’s first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was short-listed for the Forward, Aldeburgh and Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prizes. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. She has also published three chapbooks: The Hitcher (Rialto 2012) R x (sine wave peak 2013) and Ormonde (Hercules Editions 2014).

Winnie M Li is a writer, producer, and activist. Her debut novel Dark Chapter, inspired by her own experience of rape, is published internationally in 2017. It was Runner-Up for the CWA Debut Dagger and the SI Leeds Literary Prize. Winnie has a MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths and is currently a PhD researcher in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Twitter: @winniemli

Seraphima Kennedy is Programme Director at NAWE. She is a poet and life writer and a Jerwood/Arvon mentee in poetry 2017/18.

Thursday 6th July, 12.30