Warwick Thursdays is the Writing Programme’s weekly literary salon, organized by Writing Programme staff in conjunction with the Masters students and featuring visiting novelists, poets, dramatists, filmmakers, translators, publishers, editors, agents and artists in conversation with Warwick writers.
Talks are open to anyone and free, and, unless otherwise noted, take place in the Writers’ Room in Millburn House on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. For details of events and talks in previous terms, click on the Past Events tab above. The department's main news and events page is here.
Warwick Thursdays is free and open to the public.
Summer Term 2019
Thursday April 25 – Sam Jordison (Galley Beggar Press/The Guardian)
Sam has extensive editorial experience and knowledge of the book world – having written several best selling works of non-fiction, including the notorious Crap Towns series, the best-selling I Spy for adults series, a book about Literary London (co-authored with Eloise Millar), political books like Enemies Of The People and, most recently, The 10 Worst Of Everything.
As a journalist, he mainly writes for The Guardian, and mainly about books. He runs the Not The Booker Prize, and the Guardian’s online book club, The Reading Group. He has also taught about publishing on several Creative Writing university courses, as well as teaching a course on publishing at Greenwich University and journalism at UEA. He is also co-director of the award-winning independent publisher, Galley Beggar Press.
Monday May 13 – Olivia Waring (Screenwriter/Filmmaker)
Olivia Waring is a 27-year-old London-based screenwriter and journalist from Hove. She first got a taste for writing scripts while studying English at York. After graduating in 2013 she started a Masters in Scriptwriting at UEA, where she was taught by Val Taylor, Steve Waters and Rob Ritchie. Her dissertation was a screenplay called Nocturnal, a drama/thriller inspired by a short story she'd written.
In November 2018, Nocturnal was shot in Hull and Bridlington in Yorkshire. It was directed by Nathalie Biancheri and featured Lady Macbeth actor Cosmo Jarvis, and young Irish star Lauren Coe, in the two lead roles. While finishing her directorial debut, short film Flora & Fauna, Olivia is working on other writing projects including TV series and new feature film screenplays.
Thursday 6 June – Sophie Hughes
Sophie Hughes has translated novels by Spanish and Latin American writers such as José Revueltas, Enrique Vila-Matas, Rodrigo Hasbún and Laia Jufresa. She has been the recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, six English PEN translate awards, and in 2018 she was named one of the Arts Foundation 25th anniversary fellows for her contribution to the field of literary translation.