University of Cambridge Contemporary Research Group

Month: June 2014

Gillian Beer and Louise Ells discuss Alice Munro: 3 July

Alice Munro: Short Stories and the Nobel Prize

Thursday 3 July

1.15pm, Meeting Room, Clare Hall

You might like to read some of the stories in Munro’s Lying Under the Apple Tree (2104) in advance, but this is not essential.

A conversation about Munro between Dame Gillian Beer, Honorary Fellow and  Louise Ells, Anglia Ruskin University.


Part of Clare Hall’s Canada Week


Ivan Vladislavić reading on 24 June

Tuesday 24 June, 5:00pm – 6.30pm,

Room GR06,  English Faculty, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

Ivan Vladislavić  will read from his latest novel, The Restless Supermarket.

The event is FREE. NO BOOKING necessary. Wine will be served afterwards…


Clare Hall Literary Talks: Rachel Calder, Literary Agent 20 June

You are invited to a talk by Rachel Calder, Literary Agent

She will talk about the history of her agency (founded in 1896 by J. B Pinker) and about the role of literary agents today.

Fri. 20 June, 6 pm

West Court, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, CB3 9AL

All welcome. Wine will be served.

You are welcome to pass on this invitation to anyone else who might be interested.

Next year, we plan to host talks and readings by Christine Koning, Susan Sellers, Angela Leighton, Ian Patterson, Simon Jarvis and others tbc.

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