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Lisa Blower and Rob Francis talk about their work and recent publications

Lisa Blower and Rob Francis talk about their work and recent publications

Join Lisa Blower and Rob Francis as they discuss their work and recent publications - including readings from each of their books.

Tuesday 14 July 2020 - 4:30pm-5:30pm

On the back of their recent publication successes, Lisa Blower and R.M. Francis will discuss their recent works and regional literature: giving voice to overlooked cultures and communities; thinking regionally as a creative process; and place-identity. They'll also give readings from their books, Pondweed and Bella.

Lisa Blower is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. She won The Guardian’s National Short Story competition in 2009, and has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, The Sunday Times Short Story Award, and The Bridport Prize. Her work has appeared in various presses including The Guardian, Comma Press, The New Welsh Review, The Luminary, Short Story Sunday, and on Radio 4. She's the author of Sitting Ducks, the short story collection ‘It’s Gone Dark over Bill’s Mother’s’, and a contributor to Common People. Lisa is Senior Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing at Wolverhampton where she champions working-class fictions and regional voices. Pondweed is her second novel.

Lisa Blower
Pondweed at Myriad Editions

R.M. Francis is a lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton, where he completed his PhD. He's the author of five poetry pamphlet collections. In 2020 his debut novel, Bella, was published with Wild Pressed Books. Later in the year his poetry collection, Subsidence, is due with Smokestack Books. In 2019 he was the inaugural David Bradshaw Writer in Residence at the University of Oxford. This year he will be Poet in Residence for the Black Country Geological Society.

R.M. Francis
Bella at Wildpress Books

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