Research When Writing About Marginalised Groups: Roundtable with Palewell Press

Palewell Press' Editor and two Palewell authors discuss conducting research when writing about sensitive topics and marginalised groups.

Sun, 26 May 2019
5:30PM - 7:30PM
National Justice Museum
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Join Palewell Press Editor Camilla Reeves and two published Palewell authors as they discuss and take questions on how to conduct research when writing about sensitive topics and marginalised groups. How can authors ensure their work is accurate without reopening trauma for these groups? How is the writing process different when conducting this sort of research? What is the role of the author in telling stories on behalf of marginalised people?

The event is free but capacity is limited; please register via the website.

About the authors:

Ruth Hobson

Ruth Hobson was born in 1951 in Nottingham where she still lives, works and writes. Her work has been widely published over the years in magazines and journals such as Ambit, Magma, London Magazine, The Delinquent and ‘Theology’ journal. She has recently been writing song lyrics and two songs ‘Angel’ and ‘Lady Poverty’ are on Trillium’s latest album ‘Kiss My Horse’. As Ruth Shelton, she co-authored ‘Making Nothing Happen’- Five Poets Explore Poetry and Spirituality’ Ashgate, 2014. For many years she worked with homeless people at Emmanuel House Support Centre, Nottingham. Her poetry collection “Arthur Talks” interweaves homelessness and Arthurian legend.

Jane Spiro

Jane Spiro has published two poetry collections, is a gateway and Playing for Time, two collections of stories for language learners and a novel Nothing I Touch Stands Still. As language educator and Reader in Education at Oxford Brookes University, she has lived and worked in four continents and developed resources widely for the creative teaching of language. In 2010 she won a national teaching award for her contribution to poetry education. Her collection of poetry and narrative, “Testimony of Flight”, chronicles the stories of Jewish refugees trying to escape the holocaust and the survivors settling in their new countries of residence.

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