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Guest Speakers 2018

Friday and Saturday conference evening readings 2018

Each year the NAWE conference brings some of the biggest names in contemporary literature to give inspirational entertainment.

On Friday 9th November our guest will be

Stuart Maconie is a TV and radio presenter, author, columnist and journalist. He co-hosts the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 6Music and has written and presents dozens of other shows on BBC Radio. His books include The Pie at NightThe People’s SongsHope and GloryAdventures on the High TeasPies and Prejudice and Cider with Roadies.


On Saturday 10th November our guest will be

Jean Sprackland is a poet and writer. She is the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Jean is Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is Chair of the Poetry Archive, the world’s premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. Jean has worked as a consultant and project manager for organisations involved with literature and education. She has held residencies in schools and universities, and is a tutor for the Arvon Foundation. She lives in London.