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Sat, 30 May


Online Zoom Video-Conference

Guest Writer Q&A: MICHAEL AMHERST | Free Event

Join writer Michael Amherst for an informal 'round-table' Q&A where we explore, amongst other things, his experience of emerging as a writer. Michael will also do a short reading of his writing.

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Guest Writer Q&A: MICHAEL AMHERST | Free Event
Guest Writer Q&A: MICHAEL AMHERST | Free Event

Time & Location

30 May 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 BST

Online Zoom Video-Conference

About the Event

About Michael Amherst

Michael Amherst is the author of Go the Way Your Blood Beats, a meditation on truth and desire, for which he received an award from Arts Council England and won the 2019 Stonewall Israel Fishman Award for Nonfiction (sponsored by the American Library Association). His essay, ‘Does a Silhouette Have a Shadow?’, examines the relationship between mind and body through the lens of chronic illness, and is published in the anthology On Bodies. His short fiction has appeared in publications including The White Review and Contrappasso and been longlisted for BBC Opening Lines and Bath Short Story Prize and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, New Statesman, Attitude, the Spectator and The London Magazine, among others. He is currently working on a novel, and also a book examining the relationship between chronic illness and creativity, for which he received an Arthur Welton Award from the Society of Authors. He is a member of Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 scheme.


It can really help keep the session moving if you can come up with a couple of questions (or more) that you would like to ask the writer. 

On the Day

Once everyone is assembled in the online room. Our co-ordinator Paul BC will introduce the writer and then invite you to introduce yourselves to the group; your name, your location, and what type of stuff you write or have thought about writing.  

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