In this pre-recorded event, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes and poet Kym Deyn talk about how the classical world and mythology has inspired their writing careers. Chaired by Robyn Fawcett and Julia McGee-Russell as part of Turn Up For The Books, a partnership project between New Writing North, English PEN and the Women’s Prize Trust, designed to give young people aged 16-25 an insight into careers within literature.
Inspired by the rise of mythology in texts such as Song of Achilles, this special literary event has been curated by the team of young programmers from Turn Up For The Books.
Turn Up For The Books is part of English PEN’s year-long programme Common Currency, which features events, residencies, campaigns and conversations across the UK and Ireland. Common Currency is supported by a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England, British Council, Cockayne Grants for the Arts – a donor advised fund of London Community Foundation, and PEN International.
This pre-recorded event will be available to watch on demand until 31 October.
Captions will be provided for this event.