UEA Live: Sue Hubbard
Featuring Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ & Molly Naylor
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.
Sue Hubbard is a novelist, art-critic and award-winning poet. She has published three novels, Depth of Field (Dewi Lewis), Girl in White (Cinnamon) and her latest, Rainsongs (Duckworth). She has also published a collection of short stories, Rothko’s Red (Salt). Her poetry collections include: Everything Begins with the Skin (Enitharmon) Ghost Station (Salt), The Forgetting and Remembering of Air (Salt). Her fourth collection: Swimming to Albania is due from Salmon Press Ireland this year. Twice winner of the London Writers’ Award, her poems have been read on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 and she is well known for her poem ‘Eurydice’ – London’s largest public art poem – which stretches across Waterloo station, made possible by a grant from BFI and The Art’s Council. As an art critic, she has contributed to a wide range of publications including The New Statesman and The Independent, the Guardian and Observer. Website
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ is the author of Stay With Me, which won the 9mobile Prize for Literature. It was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize and the Kwani? Manuscript Prize. It was also been longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award. Stay With Me was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and a Best Book of the Year by the Guardian, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Website
Molly Naylor is a poet, scriptwriter, performer and director who works across a range of mediums. She is the co-writer and creator of Sky One comedy After Hours. Theatre credits include Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You, My Robot Heart and LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! Her debut poetry collection Badminton is published by Burning Eye. She is the co-director of True Stories Live. Website
Image: Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ (c) Tomiwa Ajayi