The UCLan is offering a chance to hear a public reading by Caryl Phillips, a transatlantic author of international standing.
Phillips is visiting from the University of Yale as part of the Distinguished Visitors Programme and will be launching the new Institute for Black Atlantic Research, a dynamic new centre that has received major international funding.
The event will be held at the Greenbank lecture theatre.
Caryl Phillips was born in St.Kitts and came to Britain at the age of four months
An author of many books and a regular contributor to The Guardian and The New Republic, he has taught at universities in Ghana, Sweden, Singapore, Barbados, India, and the United States, and in 1999 was the University of the West Indies Humanities Scholar of the Year.
He is presently Professor of English at Yale University and an Honorary Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford University.
As well as appearing at the UCLan in May he will be at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool on May 14 and then speaking at the French Association of English Studies, Caen, in France May 16 – 18.
Contact Lyndsay Cambridge on [email protected] or 01772894240 to book a place.
Date: 13 May
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Venue: UCLan Greenbank Building
Greenbank Lecture Theatre