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Date and time
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:00 to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 16:30
Address
Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom

About the Event

Enjoy a weekend of books, glorious books, in the company of literature experts and other book lovers. 

Join UCS' English Literature team for a series of talks, seminars and creative workshops, based around Popular Fiction from the 19-Century to the present day.  The sessions on offer will feature a wide range of fiction including romance, sensation, crime, fantasy and young adult fiction.  Session speakers are UCS Literature Professors and other highly qualified experts. 

The cost of the entire weekend is £60 (£20 for school students). The cost for individual workshops and seminars is £10 and for talks £5 (1/2 price for school students).   

Summer School Schedule

Friday, 28 June
11am – noon Talk ‘Dysfunctional Families and Problematic Partnerships in the Bronte Novels’ Dr Kimberley Braxton
1 – 3pm Seminar ‘Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase Dr Giulia Miller
3:30 - 5:30pm Seminar ‘Ripley and Beyond: Reading Character in Patricia Highsmith’s Prose’ Sally Jones
Saturday, 29 June
10am - noon Creative Writing Workshop:  ‘Creating a Popular Character’ Naomi Walker
1 - 2pm Talk:  ‘Sensational Serialisation: Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White in Dicken’s magazine, All the Year Round Prof Deborah Wynne
2:30 - 4:30pm Seminar:  ‘Elizabeth Gaskell’s ghostly short stories: ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ and ‘Curious, if True’' Dr Katie Baker
Sunday, 30 June
10 - 11am Talk:  ‘I’ll Get There. It Better be Worth the Trip:  50 Years of LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction’   Dr Lucy Andrew and Charles Worrall
11:30am - 1:30pm Creative Writing Workshop: ‘Writing Young Adult Fiction’ Charles Worrall
2:30 - 4:30pm  Seminar:  ‘The World According to J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter’s Afterlives’ Dr Lucy Andrew

The register button will take you to a storefront page at the University of Chester where you can book for the entire course or individual workshops, seninars or talks (further down the page).  

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Address

Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom