Meet Jenn Ashworth

£2 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

Join Jenn Ashworth as reads from her critically acclaimed novel Fell – set in the 1960s on the edge of Morecambe Bay and telling a story of hope, loss and miracles.

Jenn will be speaking about location and the sense of place in her work – all her novels are set in the North of England – as well as the challenges of researching a novel set before she was born.

Jenn is also a creative writing Lecturer at Lancaster University, and will speak a little about developing a writing practice and dealing with writing blocks. This event would appeal to readers and writers alike.

This event is part of Read Regional 2018.

About Jenn Ashworth

Jenn Ashworth’s first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. On the publication of her second, Cold Light (Sceptre, 2011) she was featured on the BBC’s The Culture Show as one of the UK’s twelve best new writers. Her third novel The Friday Gospels (2013) is published by Sceptre. She lives in Lancashire and teaches Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

About Read Regional

From March to June each year, New Writing North’s annual Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books from the North of England. At libraries and literary festivals across the North, authors take part in events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work.


WRITE Festival 2018

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 12 – 25 May 2018.

The Festival is jam-packed with events and workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme.


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