UEA Live: Ashley Hickson-Lovence (Black History Month)
Celebrating Black History Month with Ashley Hickson-Lovence, supported by Muli Amaye
Faculty guest reader: Tessa McWatt
Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a poet and writer from Hackney, London. While working as a secondary school English teacher, he completed his MA in Creative Writing and Publishing from City, University of London and is currently in his second year at the University of East Anglia completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. His debut novel The 392, set almost entirely on a London bus over just 36 minutes, was released with OWN IT! in April 2019. He is currently working on his second novel.
Set entirely on a London bus travelling from Hoxton to Highbury and taking place over just 36 minutes, the events of The 392 unfold through a cast of charismatic characters coming from very different worlds, but tied together through a shared suspicion as the threat of terrorism looms. The 392 is a journey through gentrified London and the experiences and feelings that gentrification creates along the way, but ultimately, it’s the story of people, places and perceptions.
Doors open for all events at 6.30 for a 7pm start. No booking necessary. Arrive early to secure your seat.
About UEA Live
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 from Waterstones 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.