Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in a Writer's Practice

LR5 - Arts Building
Saturday 20 October 2018 (16:00-17:00)

Valeria Vescina is a University alumna, author, a literary and opera reviewer and a creative-writing tutor, as well as a trustee of the Hampstead Arts Festival.

Valeria's debut novel, 'That Summer in Puglia', is a work of literary fiction set in 1980s Puglia (Southern Italy) and present-day London. Launched at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018, it's a tale of the power of love in its many forms.

Born and raised in Puglia, educated in four countries, writing in English and living and working in London, Valeria is well placed to talk to us about multilingualism and multiculturalism, which she will do with reference to her novel. She will also gladly answer questions about the paths to publication open to writers today.

Waterstones will be selling copies of ‘That Summer in Puglia’ after the talk, and Valeria will be signing these.

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