The Brunel Author Series returns this term with a Big Bang, with not one but two authors lined up for your delectation.
Following on the success of last year’s event with the poet Warsan Shire, we welcome this year’s Brunel University African Poetry Prize winner, Liyou Libsekal to the Library on Thursday 9th October at 6pm. The Ethiopian poet will be taking time out from her appearance at the Cheltenham Literary Festival to converse with author and creative writing lecturer Dr Bernadine Evaristo, MBE. Libsekal is known for her powerful and beautiful verse, which explores the conflicts between modernity and tradition in contemporary Africa. She will be joined by some of Brunel’s talented creative writing MA students Kirsty Edwards-Capes, Emma Jeremy and Romany Stott, who will also read their work.
And if that wasn’t enough astrophysicist and science writer Marcus Chown will be appearing on Wednesday 15th October at 6pm in the Library. If you were wondering how you can fit the whole human race into the volume of a sugar cube or why you age more slowly on lower floors of buildings than upper this is the event for you. Chown takes complex ideas about a variety of topics from quantum mechanics to the brain and translates them into easily understandable concepts. The broadcaster and journalist will be in conversation with Brunel academic Akram Khan, Professor of Particle Physics & e-Science, where he will be discussing his new paperback What a Wonderful World, a simple look at some of life’s big questions. Come and be enlightened.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or to reserve your place click here for Liyou Libsekal and here for Marcus Chown.