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Distinguished author Caryl Phillips visits Preston

Posted on - 9th May, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, UCLan, What's On in Preston

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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.

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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.

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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.

Free admission

Contact Lyndsay Cambridge on lcambridge@uclan.ac.uk or 01772894240 to book a place.

Date: 13 May
Time: 6pm to 9pm

Venue: UCLan Greenbank Building
Greenbank Lecture Theatre
Victoria Street
Preston
PR1 7DR

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