Thinking Home: A day of Readings, Panel Discussions and Stories
11.00am – 1.30am
Reflections on Beowulf – Dr Chris McCully
Beowulf, the oldest surviving poem in the English language, is set around the time the Anglo-Saxons were first settling in East Anglia. Dr Chris McCully is working on a new metrical translation of Beowulf.
12.00pm – 1.30pm
Dialogues: Safe European Home? Panel Discussion
Chaired by writer, critic and editor of A Country of Refuge (2016), Lucy Pepescu. Our panellists, include award-winning story teller Glenys Newton; contemporary British and Roma activist Delaine Le Bas; and Tim Finch, author and Head of Migration & Director of Strategic Communications at the Institute for Public Policy Research); explore what it means to be living on the margins in 2016.
3.30 – 5.00pm
Home on the Road: Between Home and Homelessness
Chaired by Professor Sanja Bahun, Home on the Road offers fresh perspectives on what it means to be homeless or to between ‘homes’. Our panellists include Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahoney and Damian James Le Bas, writer, poet and ex-editor of Traveller’s Times.
Curated by Professor Sanja Bahun and director of Essex Book Festival, Ros Green
Box Office: £10/5. (01206) 573948 / mercurytheatre.co.uk