Fri 18 October 2019
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NAWE Conference Programme 2019

We're delighted to announce details of our full programme! You can view what's happening each day by using the buttons on the left.

This year, we're announcing an exclusive special partnership with the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, offering NAWE delegates the chance to take part in the Virtual Reality experience, attend a masterclass with Oscar-nominated filmmakers, and see a film screening, all on Thursday 7 November.

It's perfect for those delegates travelling long distances, or for international travellers. Tickets are £10 and available via our online booking system. 

For more information and to book, please click here.

Imtiaz Dharker

On Friday 8 November, we will be joined by Imtiaz Dharker. Imtiaz Dharker is a poet and artist, awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, 2014. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she has been Poet in Residence at Cambridge University Library and worked on several projects across art forms in Leeds, Newcastle and Hull, as well as the Archives of St Paul’s Cathedral. Her six collections include Over the Moon and the latest, Luck is the Hook, and her poems have been broadcast widely on BBC Radio 3 and 4 as well as the BBC World Service. She also scripts and directs video films, and has had eleven solo exhibitions of drawings.

Paul McVeigh

Our guest on Saturday 9 November will be Paul McVeigh. Paul's debut novel, The Good Son, won The Polari First Novel Prize and The McCrea Literary Award and was shortlisted for many others including the Prix du Roman Cezam. Paul wrote plays and comedy with his shows touring the UK and Ireland including the Edinburgh Festival and London's West End. His short stories have been in The Irish Times, The London Magazine, Faber's 'Being Various', Kit de Waal's 'Common People', on BBC Radio 3, and Sky Arts. He co-founded the London Short Story Festival. Paul also writes for The Irish Times and his work has been translated into seven languages.



Programme 2019

A printed programme will be provided in delegate packs, and a PDF is available here to download. Please note, exact timings are subject to change.