The Folio Academy Sessions at The British Library

For the third year running, the Folio Prize Foundation and the British Library host some of the world’s finest writers and their guests at a weekend devoted to the art of storytelling.Over eight sessions, each programmed by a different member of the Folio Prize Academy, the weekend will explore how stories have the power to transform us: how they can impact individuals and effect social change.

The theme of the event is how stories and the way we tell them can transform not just our way of thinking but our lives in very real ways. The speakers are chosen by members of the academy (writers themselves) and include writers (fiction and non-fiction) and thinkers.

Highlights include Jeanette Winterson on retelling Shakespeare; Geoff Dyer, Marina Warner and Lisa Appignanesi on ideas and literature; Penelope Lively, Maya Jaggi, Glyn Maxwell, Caryl Phillips on writing about the notion of home, and Catherine O’Flynn, Sathnam Sanghera, Roger Robinson and Afua Hirsch on the responsibility of writing and telling the truth.

Where:
THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, THE BRITISH LIBRARY, 96 EUSTON ROAD, NW1 2DB
Price:
DAY PASSES: £29 / £18/ £16; WEEKEND PASSES: £40/ £32 / £28. INDIVIDUAL LECTURES: FROM £7
Tel:
01937 546 546
Website:
THE FOLIO ACADEMY              BUY TICKETS HERE

Source: The Folio Academy Sessions at The British Library

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