Ali Smith: Harriet Martineau Lecture
Writers’ Centre Norwich
14 May 7.30pm – 10.45pm
Ali Smith’s passion for language, endless enquiry and sense of humour make her the perfect choice to give the inaugural Norwich UNESCO City of Literature Lecture.
Martineau, the daughter of a Norwich textile manufacturer, wrote the founding text of sociology, championed the anti-slavery movement, travelled the globe, debated with the leading thinkers of her generation and was one of the first professional women journalists in the world.
Performance runs: c.70 minutes
“She is a genius.” Alain de Botton on Ali Smith