"Making a World of my Own”: Writing and Experimentation

10 November 2023 17:30 - 21:00 Nottingham Contemporary Free

Join published writers, archivists, book prize judges, and visual and AI researchers for an evening exploring writing and experimentation.

Nottingham is a hub for writers who pushed the boundaries of writing and science, combining the creative with the logical, the rhyme and the reason.

Held at the unique Nottingham Contemporary, this Hub launch event celebrates the achievements and legacies of three local women writers – Margaret Cavendish (philosopher, poet, scientist), Ada Lovelace (mathematician and writer), and Lucy Hutchinson (translator and poet) – and will showcase and explore the current achievements in and future directions of writing.

Join Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, shortlisted writers for the 2023 Royal Society Trivedi Science Book Prize, Nicklas Brendborg and Lev Parikian, and Chair of Judges Alain Goriely, along with archivists from Nottinghamshire Archives and from the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections, and researchers in print media, philosophy, and AI.

This event will have creative activities, performances, readings, and discussions. Audiences can create their own experimental writings, meet published authors, enjoy book signings, and more.

This event is part of Being Human Festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities, taking place 9–18 November 2023. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, with generous support from Research England, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org. The University of Nottingham is one of this year's five Festival Hubs nationwide.

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