Mary Jean Chan
Time & Location
About the Event
Hosted by Out on the Page, tickets are limited to create an intimate round table atmosphere. Mary Jean will read from her work which will be followed by a facilitated discussion of her writing, her writing journey and how she approaches her work.
This is an evening very much focussed on giving emerging writers (and readers) the chance to ask questions and get a direct insight into Mary Jean as a writer. We hope you will gain inspiration and ideas to help you develop as a writer.
Mary Jean Chan is the author of Flèche, published by Faber & Faber (2019) and Faber USA (2020). Flèche won the 2019 Costa Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted in 2020 for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize, the Jhalak Prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Poetry Prize. In 2021, Flèche was selected as a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Chan won the 2018 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2017 and 2019, receiving an Eric Gregory Award in 2019.
In Spring 2020, Chan was guest co-editor alongside Will Harris at The Poetry Review. She will be a Writer-in-Residenceat the Nanyang Technological University School of Humanities in Singapore in Summer 2022. A graduate of Swarthmore College (Phi Beta Kappa), the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London, Chan is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Oxford Brookes University. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chan currently lives in Oxford, UK.
Writer Photo Credit - Hayley Madden