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Poetry and Life-Writing

Bringing together experts working at the intersection of literature, human rights, foreign policy and peace initiatives, this workshop explored the role of poetry and life-writing in post-war healing.

The first workshop in our Textual Commemoration strand took place on Saturday 21 October 2017. Panellists included: Dunya Mikhail (poet); Philippe Sands, QC (barrister and writer); Lord (John) Alderdice (Liberal Democrat peer; former Speaker of the Northern Irish Assembly; Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC)); Professor Jeremy Treglown (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London); Chair: Professor Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford).