University of Wolverhampton Alum and bestselling author Abi Daré joins us for an 'in conversation with Lisa Blower', on her celebrated and moving novel 'The Girl with the Louding Voice' — the unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself. Don’t miss this event with Abi, who will be discussing her incredible career and outstanding debut novel that has captivated audiences around the world.

About the Speakers

Abi Daré is the author of 'The Girl with the Louding Voice', which was a New York Times bestseller, a #ReadWithJenna Today Show book club pick and a BBC Radio 4 Book Club pick. Translated into over a dozen languages, the novel has been shortlisted for several awards including The British Book Awards and was selected as an Amazon Best Book of The Year for July 2020. 

About the Interviewer

Lisa Blower is an award-winning writer, academic and workshop facilitator. Hailed by Kit De Waal as the "natural heir to Arnold Bennett", Lisa is a champion of working-class literature and regional voices, often paying homage to The Potteries where she grew up. She's the author of two novels, 'Sitting Ducks' (Fair Acre Press, 2016) - shortlisted for the Arnold Bennett Prize, the Rubery Award, and longlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker - and 'Pondweed' (Myriad Editions, 2020). Lisa is the Senior Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing at Wolverhampton University where she continues to champion working class fictions and regional voices.

Performer: Abi Daré  & Lisa Blower

Date: 5 February

Time: 15:00-16:00

Venue: Arena Theatre

Price: £8 + BF Concession Ticket: £5+BF

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