Thursday 18 April 19:00 - 22:00

The Horse Hospital

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Launch of the UH Creative Arts' Visiting Writer Programme

Performing & Visual Arts

Join us for the exciting launch of the UH Creative Arts' Visiting Writer Programme!

Welcome to the Launch of the University of Hertfordshire's Creative Arts' Visiting Writer Programme! Join us at The Horse Hospital for an exciting event celebrating the start of our new programme, with readings by Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Keiran Goddard and Heather Phillipson. Meet talented writers and listen to readings as we look ahead to our 2024-25 initiative! We look forward to seeing you there.

Where: The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

When: Thursday 18th April 19.00-22.00

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer and artist. An alumna of the Barbican Young Poets and recipient of an Eric Gregory award, Victoria has held residencies in the US, Brazil and the V&A Museum in London. Her debut pamphlet, Girl B, was published by the African Poetry Book Fund in 2017. She is the recipient of a Techne scholarship for doctoral research at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her debut collection, Quiet, was published by Faber in 2022. It was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and won the Rathbones Folio Prize for Poetry and the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize.

Heather Phillipson is a British artist working in a variety of media including video, sculpture, electronic music, large-scale installations, online works, text and drawing. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2022. Her work has been presented at major venues internationally and she has received multiple awards for her artwork, videos and poetry, including the Film London Jarman Award in 2016. Phillipson has held solo exhibitions at major galleries and locations internationally, including the annual Duveen Galleries commission at Tate Britain in 2021 and the 13th commission for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, where her sculpture The End was installed from 2020 to 2022. Phillipson is the author of several collections of poetry: included in the Faber New Poets 3 pamphlet (2009), Faberโ€™s first cohort of โ€˜new poetsโ€™ as well as NOT AN ESSAY (2012), Instant-flex 718 (2013), which was shortlisted for a Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and a Michael Murphy Memorial Prize, and Whip-hot and Grippy (2019). The recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, she was named a Next Generation Poet in 2014.

Keiran Goddard is a British novelist, poet and social commentator. He is the author of one pamphlet, Strings (2013), and two full length poetry collections, For The Chorus (2016) and Votive (2019). His debut novel, Hourglass (2022) is published by Little, Brown. His work has been shortlisted for both the Melita Hulme and William Blake prize, and has been published in journals including The London Magazine, Rialto, Arete and Ambit. He is the author of a number of academic articles, speaks internationally on issues relating to social change, is a policy fellow at the University of Cambridge and currently runs a think tank. His new book, I See Buildings, Fall Like Lightning, is a story about working class friendship, place, loss, addiction and the ways in which lives and bodies can be curtailed by material conditions. But it also speaks strongly to the ways in which humour, loyalty, absurdity and family can light things up and make life joyful and meaningful.

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