The Centre for New Writing offers a variety of free events throughout the year, which are open to all. Events are typically held on the University campus. 

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Upcoming events

Fred d'Aguiar, A Year of Plagues

Fred d'Aguiar4.00pm - 5.00pm, Thursday 28 October 2021 (Belvoir City Lounge, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester)

The Centre for New Writing and Renaissance One present a Literary Leicester event.

Award-winning British-Guyanese writer, Fred D’Aguiar, turns to memoir in Year of Plagues, a piercing and unforgettable recollection of the past year

2020 was a year of global and personal crisis for Fred D’Aguiar: the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, California burned, and D’Aguiar was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Combining personal reminiscence and philosophy, Fred’s work questions the purpose of pursuing a life of writing and teaching in the face of overwhelming upheavals. Harrowing yet uplifting, a memoir of existence, protest, and survival.

Poet, novelist and playwright, d'Aguiar has won the Malcolm X Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the David Higham Prize for Fiction, and has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fictionr. He is a Professor of English at UCLA.

Spaces are limited.

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