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Hot Off The Press : An Evening with Alexei Sayle & Christina Lamb

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The University of Liverpool

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WORD FACTORY PRESENTS:

Citizen: The New Story Festival - Event #2

Hot Off The Press : An Evening with Alexei Sayle & Christina Lamb

Expect honest confession, humour and revelation as two writers with a unique take on world events compare notes on the news agenda. What impact does bearing witness to world events have on the writers who frame the news we receive? Should we deplore or applaud their work in an era of “fake news”? An unmissable evening with comedian and writer Alexei Sayle and Sunday Times Foreign Correspondent Christina Lamb, OBE.

Alexei will be reading one of four original commissions from The Word Factory and New Writing North in response to the 2017 news cycle. Other commissions include work from Lionel Shriver, Ben Myers and Petina Gappah.

CHAIR: Cathy Galvin, former staff editor with the Sunday Times and Newsweek

In the Theatre – seats 100



The Festival

Friday, 10th November

EVENT 1 – Listening : with Divya Ghelani, Courttia Newland, Ra Page and Alan Everett.

EVENT 2 – Hot Off The Press : An Evening with Alexei Sayle & Christina Lamb.

== EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION ==

Saturday, 11th November

EVENT 3 – Citizens of Everywhere : Workshop with Nikesh Shukla.

EVENT 4 – Flash Forward : New Talent Showcase.

EVENT 5 – The Individual and the Demos – Replying to the Critics of Democracy : A.C Grayling.

EVENT 6 – Who We Want To Be – Writing Our Future : Writers under 25 with Nikesh Shukla & Kate Clanchy.

EVENT 7 – We Are Multitudes : In association with English PEN.

EVENT 8 – We Need To Talk About Brexit : Lionel Shriver.

EVENT 9 – Voices : Ben Okri.



FREE FILMS

A film evoking her best-selling work, Citizen, by Claudia Rankine and new work in response to the language of Donald Trump by Ben Myers will be screened for free throughout the festival.




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United Kingdom

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