How did British authors write about their own visions of war and peace? How did they express the hopes and fears British people felt in the turbulent decades at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century? Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University) will take you on an entertaining and thought-provoking journey through tales of war, invasion and peace written between the 1890s and 1920s. The talk is followed by an optional writing workshop, supported by Northumbria Creative Writing Lecturer Dr Tony Williams, in which you can plan your own story about hope and/or fear. Following this event, you can finish and edit your story at home and submit it to our Northumbria University Hope and Fear writing competition especially for workshop participants. The talk and workshop are open to anyone from 14 years of age. Participation in the competition is limited to young writers aged 14 to 18.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.