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Disappearing cultures: ecopoetics and chronicling climate action in stage drama

DateWednesday 10 May 2023


LocationMawby Room


Join us for the next in the Creative Writing seminar series, with playwright and author Barney Norris who will be talking about (among other things) writing his new stage play on the legacy of the Newbury/Solsbury Hill/Twyford protesters, and what became of that generation of activists.

This seminar is open to all, no booking necessary.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00, the seminar will begin at 17:30.

This month’s Creative Writing seminar is part of our Green Week programme of events and will be followed by our Green Week Guest Night Dinner for College members and their guests, find out more and book here

About Barney Norris:

Barney Norris’ work has received the International Theatre Institute’s Award for Excellence, the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, a South Bank Sky Arts Times Breakthrough Award, an Evening Standard Progress 1000 Award, a Betty Trask Award and the Northern Ireland One Book Award, and been translated into eight languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, teaches creative writing at the University of Oxford, and reviews fiction for the Guardian.

His plays include Visitors, Eventide and Nightfall. I’ve also adapted Ishiguro and Lorca, and created two autobiographical works, The Wellspring (written and performed with my father, David Owen Norris) and We Started To Sing.

His novels Undercurrent, Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain, Turning For Home and The Vanishing Hours are published by Doubleday.

He has written essays, books and reviews on artists including Sara Baume, Jez Butterworth, Charlie and Daisy May Cooper, Bernard O’Donoghue, Brian Friel, Peter Gill, Robert Holman, David Inshaw, D.H.Lawrence, Alison Macleod, David Owen Norris, David Storey, Graham Swift and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Open to: Members of Kellogg College, the public, University of Oxford members,