Lit Preview: Writing Houses @ Kings Place

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 77 months ago
Lit Preview: Writing Houses @ Kings Place

Housing is a hot topic at the moment (not enough of it, who pays for it) so it'll be interesting to see what two of literature's grandees - Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst (pictured) and former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, plus Observer architecture critic, Rowan Moore - have to say about the subject of housing in history, literature and imagination.

Part of Kings Place's Words on Monday strand, the trio will be considering the inspiration and influence houses have had on writing (think Pemberley, Manderley, the house where Coleridge wrote Kubla Khan - if he'd been somewhere else, would he have been undisturbed and finished the poem?) and, flipping the notion on its head, the internal architecture of novels and poems.

Writing Houses: Dwelling on Dwelling is at Kings Place on Monday 19th September at 7pm. Tickets £9.50.

Last Updated 18 September 2011