Reading the Writer and Writing the Reader: a discussion
- Wed 11 May 2016
- 6:30 pm
Join us for a free discussion event to mark the end of a year’s collaboration between the Anthony Burgess Foundation and PN Review, whose inside back cover has been featuring key material from the Burgess archive.
Michael Schmidt, the editor of PN Review, will be joined by the poet/critic Vahni Capildeo, Andrew Biswell from the Burgess Foundation, and other special guests, to debate the place and purpose of literary magazines.
The speakers will consider the reader and the writer in their relation through magazines that have a mission. PN Review has a record of finding new work and also of finding readers, and the Burgess Foundation itself occupies similar ground in its relation to readership and its engagement with a wide, literate public. But what is the possible future of literary magazines in the digital age, and how far will their missions and readerships have to change? Sign up now.