Branding the Writer
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Artists: Anna Freeman, Tim Clare and Mark Sennen. Chaired by Tom Vowler

Writers come under many labels, including novelist, poet, spoken word performer, short story writer etc. But are these labels relevant to the work of 21st-century writers? Are writers branded as another commodity? Modern writers often work across media and genres and do these labels fit with their practice? 

Join in this lively discussion between writers as they discuss how they see themselves and their work, and how their audiences see them.

Ticket Info:£6.00, concessions £4.00, SPiA 


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Tim Clare

Tim, a performance poet, heads up Homework, a regular poetry night in Bethnal Green. As a stand-up poet, Tim has performed nationwide including at the Edinburgh Fringe and countless festivals. He has appeared on TV, radio and has written articles for many newspapers and magazines. His debut novel The Honours was published in April this year.


Anna Freeman

Anna is a novelist, multiple poetry slam champion, creative writing lecturer at Bath Spa University and producer for Bristol Old Vic. Her first novel, The Fair Fight, won The Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize 2013, and has been optioned for TV drama by the BBC.


Mark Sennen

Mark is the author of the successful, Plymouth-based DI Charlotte Savage series of thrillers that include Touch, Bad Blood, Cut Dead and Tell Tale.


Tom Vowler

A novelist and short story writer, Tom’s debut collection The Method won the Scott Prize in 2010 and the Edge Hill Readers’ Prize in 2011, while his novel What Lies Within received critical acclaim. He is co-editor of the literary journal Short Fiction. His second novel, That Dark Remembered Day, was published in 2014.

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