Lifting the Curtain: Theatre and Censorship
September 27, 2018
With Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Richard Eyre, Ella Hickson, Gillian Slovo
Marking 50 years since the Lord Chamberlain was stripped of his power to censor plays, three theatre writers examine playwriting in the UK and freedom of expression.
Truth to Life
October 5, 2018
With Inua Ellams, Andrew O'Hagan, Sinéad Morrissey
An evening of readings and celebrations marking five years since he died.
Peace Poetry at Birmingham Literature Festival
October 13, 2018
With Ian Duhig, Menna Elfyn, Pascale Petit
Three RSL Fellows consider the Wilfred Owen and read their own peace poems.
What is Private?
October 16, 2018
With Ramita Navai, Blake Morrison
Blake Morrison and Ramita Navai discuss the notion of privacy in journalism and literature.
Peace Poetry at Liverpool Literary Festival
October 21, 2018
With Janet Beer, Fiona Sampson
RSL Fellow Fiona Sampson reads her newly commissioned poem, as well as poems by Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney and other poets writing through conflicts to find a route to npeace.
November 4, 2018
With Gillian Clarke, Sabrina Mahfouz, Michael Symmons Roberts
In the final of our Peace Poetry events, BBC Radio 3 New mGeneration Thinker Shahidha Bari chairs a conversation between three RSL poet Fellows, in which they consider Wilfred Owen’s life and death, and the relationship between poetry and peace in their own lifetimes.
Literature Matters: Writing and Frankness
November 22, 2018
With Deborah Levy, Adam Phillips, Amia Srinivasan
Why do we read? Why do we write? What do we reveal when we do? Join a writer, a psychotherapist and a philosopher as they discuss what we reveal about ourselves through literature and the difference, if any, between non-fiction, novels and the psychotherapist’s couch.
December 2, 2018
With Ian Rankin, Maxim Jakubowski
Ian Rankin discusses the effect of American crime fiction on his work.