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THE 2022 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
22 October - 13 November
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Tales of Urban Unease

The Importance of Place in Defining Our Stories

My local area theme

What’s on offer?

A 45-minute (approx) discussion, beginning with a short reading from each of their stories/essays. This discussion will be facilitated by Gary Kaill and Hannah Clark, editors of Lunate.

The discussion will centre around the importance of place and belonging with an emphasis on the authors’ experience of their local area and how it informed their writing.

There will be a 15 minute Q+A session at the end and an opportunity for the audience to have their books signed.

Each attendee will receive a copy of volume two, with copies of volume one available at a discounted rate.

Light refreshments will be provided.

What’s it about?

Lunate is a Manchester based literary journal founded and edited by Hannah Clark and Gary Kaill. In August 2022 our first print edition was published and our second is scheduled for publication in November 2022. For volume 1 we commissioned a series of short stories by nine authors, including the award winning Ben Pester. For volume two we have commissioned essays and fiction from a diverse range of authors including Stu Hennigan whose new book on poverty and the pandemic has received critical acclaim. Urban unease sits at the heart of many of these works.

This event will be a conversation around the role and importance of urban unease and, in particular, location within their writing.

This event is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 with an interest in place within literature.

Who’s leading the event?

Hannah Clark and Gary Kaill, Editors, Lunate

Open to

This event is open to all people over the age of 16. Event registration is essential.

Of particular interest to

This event will be of particular interest to those with an active interest in creative writing.

Event Booking details

Online booking will be available soon.