One Day in the City: Friday 27 May
One Day in the City is UCL English Department’s bi-annual celebration of London and
Literature. Come and listen to, question, and rub shoulders with some of
the greatest living poets, novelists, and writers in London, in a
high-octane conclusion to the UCL Festival of Culture.
Programme of events
For those brave enough, there will also be an interactive swing installation by Anna Brownsted; readings of, riffs on and performances of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land; the chance to be guided through original prints and drawings from UCL Art Museum’s Shakespeare-related collections; as well as dramatic interventions and book signings.
We have an incredible line up, including:
- Jonathan Coe and John Lanchester (Comic fiction and State of the Nation)
- Nick Makoha and Kayo Chingonyi (Black Metic Experience)
- Mary-Kay Wilmers, Ben Eastham and Andrew O'Hagan (Long-form essays and the digital age)
- Mark Ford, Peter Gizzi and Sarah Howe (Award-winning poetry)
- Malika Booker, Helen Mort and Andrew O'Hagan (Writing from Memory) and First Story's National Writing Competition
- Shakespeare in the UCL Art Collections
- Tom McCarthy (Space, Data and the Death Drive)
- Readings of the Waste Land
- Henry James in London Town
- Urban Collaborations: Researching and Representing the City
UCL English Department is
extremely proud to be continuing our partnership with First Story at One Day in
the City this year, with the National Writing Competition Awards Ceremony. It
is also wonderful to be extending our long history with the London Review of
Books and to join forces, for the first time, with the impressive House of
St Barnabas for our final event of the Festival.
One Day in the City Preview
Dr Nick Shepley talks about One Day in the City, UCL English’s bi-annual celebration of London and Literature, the high-octane conclusion to the UCL Festival of Culture on 27 May.