Lunchtime readings showcase vibrant creative writing culture

Posted on 31/01/2013

Kate Williams captivated her audience at the Lunchtime Readings on Thursday 31 January. After reading several extracts from her gripping Victorian thriller The Pleasures of Men in the twilight ambience of the Students’ Union hall, Kate gave a fascinating Q&A session about what inspires her as an author, and the different challenges of writing as an historian and a novelist from the unique perspective of a social historian.

A recent alumna of the Creative Writing MA, and now teaching on the same programme, Dr Kate Williams is well known for her historical works and regular media appearances to discuss history on TV and radio. She has been described by the Independent as ‘one of the finest young historians’.

We look forward to the next exciting instalment of Lunchtime Readings on Thursday 21 March 2013 when poet Daljit Nagra reads from his fabulous collection of poems, Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!

This is the second series of inspiring public readings featuring new and published work read in person by established fiction writers and poets here on campus. They are open to all, inside and outside of Royal Holloway, and showcase the vibrant creative writing culture led by the English Department.

Dr Douglas Cowie a Lecturer in Creative Writing is the founder of the Lunchtime Readings series.

Listen to a podcast with Dr Cowie here,

More information about the Lunchtime Reading series is available here


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