2477 Online Guest Writer Event: The Passionate Essay – Luke Thompson in conversation with Jen Hadfield

2477 Online Guest Writer Event: The Passionate Essay – Luke Thompson in conversation with Jen Hadfield

Date(s) - Mon 17th Jun, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join our online essay writing course participants and tutor in welcoming writer, editor and publisher Luke Thompson to our virtual floor! In this one-hour session delivered via Zoom, Luke will read from his new book, Domadomadoma-Blumblumblum: Conversations with Other Animals and be in conversation with Jen Hadfield, tutor of our current online Moniack in a Month: The Passionate Essay course. There will also be a short time for questions from our audience.

We are happy to be able to extend access to our online Moniack in a Month Guest Writer events on a ‘pay as you can’ basis.

Guest Writer

Luke Thompson is a writer and publisher from Cornwall whose current work explores other animals and our relationships with them. Recent books include Treasures of Cornwall (Macmillan, 2023), A Guillemot Guide to Very Small Press Publishing (Guillemot Press, 2022) and the poetry collection Singing About Melon (Shearsman, 2020). His latest,  Domadomadoma-Blumblumblum: Conversations with Other Animals, dives into some of the weirder ways in which people have attempted to converse with other species or imagined doing so and will be published by Ortac Press in 2024. Luke is editor of Guillemot Press and a senior lecturer at Falmouth University. www.lukeathompson.com


Jen Hadfield lives in Shetland with her family. Her first collection, Almanacs, won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003. Her second collection, Nigh-No-Place, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition in 2012. Her fourth collection The Stone Age, published by Picador in 2021, explores neurodiversity and won the prestigious Highland Book Prize 2021. Storm Pegs, a lyrical non-fiction hymn to Shetland, is forthcoming in 2024.



We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below.


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