Event

A Delicate Sight: Artist to Artist with Max Porter (cancelled)

Wednesday 20 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
7 - 8pm
£7.50

It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled

For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website.

A special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of ‘A Delicate Sight’ and the relationship between visual art and words. With artist and producer Sam Winston, and Max Porter, the award-winning author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers and Lanny.

‘A Delicate Sight’ will run from Monday 18 – Sunday 24 May. Book your tickets here.

Operating at the intersections of where visual culture and literature meet, Sam Winston has exhibited his work in museums and galleries around the world. Tate Britain, the British Library, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C and MoMA NYC, among others, hold his artist’s books in their permanent collections. Projects involving drawings, and installations have taken place at institutes such as The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, and The Whitechapel Gallery. His first mass-market book in collaboration with Oliver Jeffers won the Bologna Ragazzi Award for fiction, debuted at no.5 on the New York Times Bestseller List and has been translated into 20 languages. Website / Twitter

Read more about Darkness Visible, a series of projects exploring darkness and its creative potential

Max Porter’s first novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers won the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers’ Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. It has been sold in twenty-nine territories. Complicité and Wayward’s production of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy opened in Dublin in March 2018. Max lives in Bath with his family. Twitter

‘Max Porter writes like no one else and it is impossible not to be swept along and astounded.’ – Daisy Johnson

Read: ‘Max Porter: “I love slang, I love hip-hop. I love the proper use of language”’ (Guardian, Feb 2019)


City of Literature weekend is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.

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May 20, 2020 7:00 pm May 20, 2020 7:00 pm Europe/London A Delicate Sight: Artist to Artist with Max Porter (cancelled) Writers' Centre Norwich –

It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website. A special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of ‘A Delicate Sight’ and the relationship between visual art and words. With artist […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich