Place and Community

Panelists Sarah Butler (chair) Sarah Butler has three novels published by Picador in the UK and with fourteen international publishers: Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love (2013), Before The Fire (2015) and Jack and Bet (2020). In November 2018, she published a novella, Not Home, written in conversation with people living in unsupported temporary accommodation in Manchester. Sarah’s work explores ideas ofContinue reading “Place and Community”

Words, Water and Belonging

Panelists Sarah Jasmon (chair) Sarah Jasmon lives on a boat on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Lancashire and writes novels, short stories and creative non-fiction. An associate lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University for several years, she is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Geography in which she explores the canalsContinue reading “Words, Water and Belonging”

The Spirit of Place

Panelists Jess Edwards (chair) Professor Jess Edwards is the Head of the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University. His main areas of interest are both the literary aspects of geography and the geographic aspects of literature, with his early published research concerned with the early modern period when a recognisably ‘modern’ cartography first emerged.Continue reading “The Spirit of Place”