Katie Kemp

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Helen MacDonald at UEA Spring Literary Festival

There’s something unexpected about Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk. From the synopsis I was first given I was somewhat indifferent to the prospect of reading through a memoir chronicling a profound sentimentality for nature – or at least, as my initial impression implied. However, curiosity happened to get the better of me and I…

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Preview: UEA Spring Literary Festival

Once again a collection of writers join the walkways of UEA for a celebration of the nation’s great literary prowess. Last semester saw the likes of Stephen Fry and UEA’s very own creative writing graduate Ian McEwan sit before eager ears and tell of the various inspirations and creative developments of their often very turbulent…

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Liam Mower: Putting On the Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne has often been regarded for his idiosyncratic adaptations of classic tales. He blends various genres of dance in a daring way which pushes and pulls against custom. He denies any categorisation of his work with one seeming aim – to push back harder with each new move. With the international success of Bourne’s…

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A Celebration of East Anglia’s Literary Prowess

The struggles of becoming a writer can often be a strenuous process. There is the toil, rejection and constant battle to overcome self-doubt, not to mention the continual uncertainty of what’s to come. However, there is also a great sense of reward when one comes through the other end with the feeling of having uncovered…

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