KERRY HUDSON: GROWING UP, GETTING AWAY + RETURNING TO BRITAIN'S POOREST TOWNS
When every day of your life you have been told you have nothing of value to offer, that you are worth nothing to society, can you ever escape that sense of being ‘lowborn’ no matter how far you’ve come? As the closing keynote speaker of the festival, award-winning novelist Kerry Hudson will explore some of the key themes of the inaugural Words Weekend, including senses of place and identity, poverty, social activism and modern Britain.
These themes are very prevalent in LOWBORN, Kerry’s 2019 exploration of where she came from, and the towns she grew up in to discover what being poor really means in Britain today and whether anything has really changed. LOWBORN is a powerful, personal, agenda-changing work of non-fiction on poverty in Britain – a book like nothing that’s been written before, and Kerry's is a voice that we all need to pay attention to, now more than ever.
Presented by Words Weekend.
This is a 14+ event (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).