11:00am – 5:00pm

Art Exchange

admission free

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

Firstsite, Colchester
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