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UEA Live: Edward Parnell



Thursday 12 December 2019, 7pm


Dragon Hall, Norwich

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Literature, Normal

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Thursday 12 December, 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

UEA Live: Edward Parnell

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE

UEA Live, in collaboration with the National Centre for Writing, brings you a series of readings showcasing the past, present and future of UEA writing talent. All headline authors will be supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes, as well as faculty and fellows. Bookselling duties will be performed by Waterstone's UEA. Drink selling duties performed by The Bicycle Shop.

The final event of 2019 will feature 2007 Prose MA Graduate, Ed Parnell.

Edward Parnell lives near Norwich and has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. He has been the recipient of an Escalator Award from the National Centre for Writing and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. The Listeners (2014) was his first novel, and was the winner of the Rethink New Novels Prize. His new book is the narrative non-fiction Ghostland (William Collins, October 2019), an elegiac meditation on the sequestered places around Britain that haunted writers and artists whose work touches upon the weird and the eerie. Ghostland is also an autobiographical exploration of grief, memory and longing - and of the redemptive power of stories and nature.

In Ghostland, Edward Parnell goes in search of the haunted and uncanny places of the British Isles, from lonely moors to moss-covered cemeteries, from barren East Anglian shores to mysterious and ancient woodlands. In doing so he discovers how these landscapes enthralled and inspired writers such as MR James, Algernon Blackwood and Charlotte and Emily Brontë, and puts to rest some ghosts of his own.

Entrance is free and all are welcome.

For further information, visit the Facebook event pageemail Kate Moorhead-Kuhn or call 01603 877177.