12 Oct 2016, 17:30 - 19:30
The Writers Series - Autumn 2016
Sarah Howe & Mona Arshi
We present two of Britain's most celebrated new poets who published their first poetry collections in 2015 to huge acclaim. Sarah Howe was born in Hong Kong to a Chinese mother and English father. Her background informs her debut poetry book, A Loop of Jade. She has recently had academic fellowships as a Renaissance scholar at Cambridge and Harvard universities, and she is currently a Leverhulme Fellow at University College London. Loop of Jade won The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2016. Mona Arshi was born to Punjabi Sikh parents and grew up in Hounslow. She was a Human Rights lawyer with Liberty for a decade, and her debut collection,Small Hands, was nominated for several prizes and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2015.
Hosted by Bernardine Evaristo, Professor of Creative Writing, Brunel's Writers Series is your chance to meet authors, hear live readings and performances and ask your own questions.
Wine and nibbles included. Doors open at 5pm.
Free but limited spaces so please book in advance.