Seminars and Conferences

Representing Kingston – author reading and discussion

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 5pm-6.30pm
Venue: Attenborough Film Theatre, University of Leicester

Poet, novelist and broadcaster Kei Miller and novelist and short story writer Kerry Young will read from and talk about their fiction. The readings and discussion will focus on Miller’s Augustown (2016) and Young’s Pao (2011, the first in a trilogy), two novels which convey Jamaica’s past and present through their portrayal of particular Kingston neighbourhoods. Challenging perceptions of inner-city Kingston as a criminogenic ghetto, these novels foreground the city’s multiple identities and histories.

This event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Renaissance One and the School of Arts Literary Leicester festival. It is a free event open to everyone, but booking is required. To book a place, please contact Lucy Evans (