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Commonwealth Writers Conversation with Shyam Selvadurai
Choices and Compromises — heard and silenced at home or less heard and labelled away?

18:30 — 20:30
Wednesday 9 April
Blenheim Saloon, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HY

BBC journalist, Razia Iqbal, in conversation with writers Shyam Selvadurai and Thomas Glave and visual artist and activist Skye Chirape

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Maggie Gee at Charleston Festival
Ode to Virginia Woolf

26 May 2014
Charleston Festival
Tickets £14

Alison Macleod and Maggie Gee discuss oblique and overt ways of referencing literary forebears with Frances Spalding, curator of the forthcoming Virginia Woolf Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Maggie Gee at Hay Festival
A Commonwealth Writers Conversation

Thursday 29 May 2014
Good Energy Stage

The impact of global warming is likely to be, ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible’, according to a recent UN report. Diana McCaulay, environmental activist and author from Jamaica, Michael Mendis, blogger and short story writer from Sri Lanka, and UK novelist Maggie Gee explore what happens when science and fiction meet, with Daniel Hahn.

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Virginia Woolf in the 21st Century with Maggie Gee

16 June 2014
The Courtauld Institute of Art

Maggie Gee and Alexandra Harris ask: If Virginia Woolf came back to life today, what would she make of it? How would she feel about what‘s happening to books, and to the reputation of her own books, and of the Bloomsbury group? They reflect on her imaginings of both past and future, and ask what she means to readers and writers today. Is she, for women writers in particular, a hard act to follow?

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