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UEA Literary Festivals

‘It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.’ So begins Ali Smith’s Autumn, misquoting Dickens. The times in question are now – strange times and getting stranger by the day. In times such as these, what is the role of the writer, the politician, the actor? Each of our guests at the festival is adept, in their own distinctive way, at looking at the world: they notice its oddities; they know its power games; they see its spaces for hope. Do join us to hear them speak – about their work, about themselves and about this strange old world we live in.

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