These are just some of the events that formed part of the Doris Lessing 100 centenary celebrations at UEA.
21 Jan 2020 / A Cinema City screening of 'Memoirs of a Survivor' Venue: Cinema City, St Andrew's Street, Norwich - UEA was pleased to present a rare screening of the 1981 dystopian classic at Cinema City in Norwich, with an introduction by UEA lecturer Iain Robinson. The film was preceded by footage from the East Anglian Film Archive, of Rouen Road being transformed into a post-apocalyptic landscape for the making of the movie.
Fri 22 Nov 2019 / Lessing in the Library: Norwich Millennium Library - This free evening event focused on the genesis of Lessing's most famous work, The Golden Notebook. First published in 1962. Students from our Unboxed programme created a display of creative responses to the Doris Lessing exhibition. Display continued until 30 Nov in the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library Foyer.
Thur 7 Nov 2019 / 1315-1345 / On Doris Lessing’s celebrated novel 'The Golden Notebook' - Nonia Williams, Lecturer in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA gave a lunchtime talk, focussing on Lessing's most famous novel.
Thur 31 Oct 2019 / 1315-1345 / Lessing, Communism and the New Left - Dr Matthew Taunton, Senior Lecturer in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA gave a lunchtime talk, focussing on Lessing's involvement in politics.
Sat 26 Oct 2019 / Doris Lessing 100: Women Writers in Conversation - Rachel Cusk, Professor Lara Feigel and Emma Claire Sweeney joined Dr Nonia Williams to read from their own work and discuss Lessing's lasting influence. Doris Lessing was born on 22 Oct 1919. Her career spanned many of the most significant events of the twentieth century and she produced work in a wide variety of forms and genres. A hundred years almost to the day after Lessing's birth, this event brings together a panel of contemporary women writers to discuss her work and her legacy.
Thur 19 Sep 2019 / 1315-1345 / Doris Lessing 100: Exhibition Tour - Justine Mann, Archivist, British Archive for Contemporary Writing at UEA led a tour, reflecting on her curation of the exhibition and her work with Lessing's archive.
Thur 12 Sep 2019 / 1900-2200 / Conference Launch - Margaret Drabble in Conversation. Lessing's close friend, in conversation with Professor Roberta Rubenstein and UEA Professor Christopher Bigsby 1945/ Doors 1900 / Exhibition: 2100-2200 / Entry included in conference booking. 12 Sep 2019.
Thur 12-14 Sep 2019 Doris Lessing at 100: The Writer's Quest - Academic Conference The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA hosted an international conference to mark the centenary of Lessing's birth. All panel events, keynotes and breaks took place in the Julian Study Centre. The 'In Conversation' event with Margaret Drabble and the Conference dinner took place in the Sainsbury Centre.