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Personal Archaeology: Panel Discussion14 March 2014

Image: courtesy Vici MacDonald


Friday 14 March, 7pm

Family history is a rich source for artists, and the poets Sue Rose, Anna Robinson and Hannah Lowe all mine this seam to produce powerful narratives. Join them in a discussion exploring how they use memory and archive to turn private reminiscence into public statement. The event is hosted by Hercules Editions, publishers of Sue Rose's Heart Archives, and chaired by poet and Hercules Editions publisher Tamar Yoseloff.

Sue Rose works as a literary translator and has published various novels, libretti and plays in translation. She is currently translating a series of children’s fantasy novels billed as France’s answer to Harry Potter. She won the Troubadour Poetry Prize in 2009 and the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition in 2008. Her debut collection, From the Dark Room, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2011. A chapbook, Heart Archives, is published by Hercules Editions in February 2014 and her second collection, The Cost of Keys, will be published by Cinnamon in November 2014.

Anna Robinson's first collection 'The Finders of London' was published in 2010 by Enitharmon Press and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Poetry Prize, 2011. Her next collection will be published in 2014. She teaches at The University of East London and is undertaking a PhD entitled 'Can Poetry Be a Vehicle For Micro History?' Anna is a former local history librarian, has an MA in Public History and has almost finished a family history book called Mum's Book: a family saga. She is a Hawthornden Fellow. 

Hannah Lowe was born in Ilford to an English mother and Jamaican-Chinese father. She has lived in Brighton and Santa Cruz, California. She studied American Literature at the University of Sussex and has a Masters degree in Refugee Studies. Her first full collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) was shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection Prize. Her family memoir Long Time No See will be published by Telegram in July 2014.

This event coincides with Women's History Month in East London.

Please note: unfortunately due to the installation of this exhibition, this event does not have wheelchair access.


14 Mar 7:00pm