Wednesday 1st May

Will Self Keynote Speech – ‘Where Are We Now?’
Venue: The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
Time: 7pm 
Tickets: £15/£8 (Students, Over 60s, Unemployed) 

Will Self, one of the UK’s most admired and widely read writers and political commentators, launches WoWFEST19 with a keynote speech responding to our festival theme ‘Where Are We Now?’. Will Self’s twelve novels, including Phone (2017), Umbrella (2012), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Shark (2014) have been translated into 22 languages, his nonfiction and journalism appears in The Guardian, Harper's, The New York Times and the London Review of Books. Always outspoken, often controversial, join Will Self and WoW to try and work out some answers to where we are now and where we might be going.

Will Self is one of the UK’s most prolific and recognisable writers with eleven novels, five collections of short fiction, three novellas and five collections of non-fiction writing. When not writing he can be read in The Guardian, Harper’s, New Statesman, The New York Times and the London Review of books, or you can catch him on Have I Got News For You, Newsnight, Question Time or listen to him on BBC Radio 4.

His columns for the Independent Magazine framed him as a writer thinking about the politics of urbanism, he’s done a walking tour of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN as well as countless other explorations of place and how we move through it. This, combined with his insightful look into politics and society make him the perfect writer to open WoWFest19 with a keynote speech responding to the festival theme, ‘Where Are We Now?’

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