UEA Live: Abi Daré (Women’s History Month)
Featuring Claire Hynes, Julianne Pachico & Sandy Pool
Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes.
Grab a drink from the bar, browse books and settle in for a cosy evening in the company of words, in the heart of England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. All are very welcome.
Doors open for all events at 6.30 for a 7pm start. No booking necessary. Arrive early to secure your seat.
Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for over 18 years. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an M.Sc. in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Keen to improve her writing, Abi completed an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University of London, achieving a Distinction. Her novel, The Girl with The Louding Voice won The Bath Novel Award in 2018 and was selected as a finalist in The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor competition in 2018. Abi lives in Essex with her husband and two children.
Claire Hynes is a lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She writes fiction, autofiction, and theatre monologues. Her autofiction includes, ‘How It Feels to Be Black Woman, Me,’ published in Lighthouse literary journal (2018) and ‘Assorted Biscuits,’ published in Tangled Roots Anthology (2015). Her theatre monologues, ‘How It Feels…’ (2018) and ‘Welcome to the Freak Show’ (2016) have been performed at The Contact Theatre, Manchester. Her short fiction, ‘In Her Hair’ was listed for the Bath Short Story Award and published in the Bath Short Story Award Anthology (2014) and Claire was commended in the Words and Women, ‘about,’ competition (2014). Claire is a former news editor of The Voice newspaper and she contributes to national and international publications including the Guardian.
Julianne Pachico is the author of The Lucky Ones. She grew up in Cali, Colombia, and lived there until she was eighteen. She has a PhD in creative writing from the University of East Anglia in England, where she is now a lecturer. Her story ‘Honey Bunny’ appeared in The New Yorker, and two of her stories have been anthologized in Best British Short Stories 2015. In 2015 she was long-listed for the Sunday Times EFT Short Story Award and in 2017 she was short-listed for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Website
Sandy Pool is a feminist writer, editor, and professor of creative writing. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections and a chapbook published by Vallum Editions. Her first collection, Exploding Into Night (Guernica Editions) was nominated for Canada’s most prestigious poetry prize: The Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the Re-lit Award. Her second full-length collection, Undark: An Oratorio (Nightwood Editions) was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry for the best book of poetry in the province of Ontario, an Alberta Book Award and the Toronto Emerging Artist award administered by the Toronto Arts Foundation. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and Feminist Literature at the University of East Anglia.
Image: Abi Daré (c) AMP