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LONDON NC1: Writers' Residency Debate | 15-Jan-10

Know your Place: Writers' Residency Debate
In partnership with Urban Words

Writers-in-residence can now be found in many places: at airports, bus stations, in shops and even on the Tube. But what impact do these residencies really have on the people, places and organisations involved, and how do they, in turn, shape the writing that's created? What are the objectives of those who employ writers this way, and what impact do these have on the writers themselves? What role do writers have, and what role could they have, in regeneration and place-making?
Join writers Lemn Sissay, Kat Joyce and Sarah Butler, plus Tamsin Dillon (Head of Art on the Underground), Charles Beckett (Arts Council England) and Emma Hewett (Director of Spread the Word) for a lively debate in the fabulous German Gym, a Grade II listed building in King's Cross, now redeveloped as the visitor centre for the King's Cross Central Development, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe.

Tuesday 2 February, 6.00 - 8.00pm
German Gymnasium, 26 Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4TB

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