Miriam Allott Visiting Writers - 2015-2016

Entering into its third year, the Miriam Allott Visiting Writers Series continued to deliver an exciting mixture of writing from Britain and elsewhere. After the year began with the former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove delivering the annual Kenneth Allott Lecture, the Centre for New and International Writing had esteemed poets such as Marilyn Hacker and Forrest Gander read as part of the Miriam Allott Series, amongst poets from Britain and Ireland. Links to clips from each event can be found below.

Sean Borodale

The first event of the Series the 2015-2016 academic year was a reading from Sean Borodale. This event featured poetry from his books Bee Journal and Human Work. 

Clips from the reading, and the question and answer session can be found here. 

Marilyn Hacker

The highly acclaimed poet and translator Marilyn Hacker returned to the Centre for New and International Writing to read from her recent work and answer questions from the audience. 

Clips from the event can be found here. 

John Redmond & Forrest Gander

The final events in the series in 2015 featured the American poet and translator, Forrest Gander. In this event, he read with one of the University of Liverpool's Readers in Creative Writing, John Redmond. 

Clips from the reading can be found here. 

Forrest Gander & Oscar Martin Centeno

The final event with the Miriam Allott Series in 2015 was a collaboration between the Centre for New and International Writing, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Spanish Embassy, the Institute Cervantes and Hope Street Hotel, featuring a dynamic reading from Forrest Gander and Oscar Martin Centeno in the Bluecoat Arts Centre. 

Clips from the reading can be found here.

Miriam Allott Writers Series 2016

In Spring 2016, the Miriam Allott Writers Series brought the following distinguished writers to Liverpool:

Contemporary Poets Respond to Freud – Nuar Alsadir, Kathryn Maris with Josh Cohen

Contemporary Indian Poetry in English – Sudeep Sen and Karthika Nair. Watch clips from the event here

Rethinking the Contemporary: Experiments with Form – Novelist Adam Thirlwell, Biographer Ruth Scurr and Canadian Artist/Writer J.R. Carpenter (in assoc. with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership)

Launch Event: Pavilion Poetry, featuring poets Sarah Westcott and Ruby Robinson

Poetry Reading by David Marriott (in assoc. with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership)