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Author and playwright: Courttia Newland - Artist Talk with Q&As

Courttia Newland talks candidly about his personal journey as a writer followed by questions from the audience.
The evening will be insightful look into the ups and downs of establishing yourself as a author and playwright, continuing your practice and a unique opportunity to ask those burning questions.

Courttia will be fresh from closing theBare Lit Festival with his manifesto: Finding the Way: Voice and the Writer of ColourThe manifesto explores fictional voice and celebrating self-expression in the work of British writers of colour. 

Courttia Newland is the author of seven works of fiction including his debut, The Scholar (1997). His latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published in 2013 and has been optioned by Cowboy Films.

He is co-editor of IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain (2000) and has short stories featured in many anthologies and broadcast on Radio 4.

His career has encompassed both screen and playwriting; plays include B is for Black, Manifesto and an adaptation of Euripedes Women of Troy.  He was nominated for the Impac Dublin Literary Award and The Frank O’ Conner award, as well as numerous others. 

He is currently a PhD candidate in creative writing.

Tickets are FREE but booking is essential.