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GOLDSMITHS WRITERS’ CENTRE
The home of new writing, debate about literature and more at Goldsmiths.
Most Wednesdays during term-time 5pm>6pm, Room 137, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths SE14
For budding writers and enthusiasts of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, here’s a series of free talks with published authors. The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre has been established to encourage new writing, to stimulate debate about all forms of literature, and create links between the different parts of the college where creative writing takes place.
These talks are FREE – no ticket required, just turn up – listings HERE
The Goldsmiths Prize 2023: Shortlist Readings
Wednesday 25th October 7pm>10pm, LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University SE14
The six writers shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2023 reading from and discussing their novels, with readings from Amy Arnold, Kate Briggs, H. Gareth Gavin, Richard Milward, Benjamin Myers & Adam Thirlwell.
“What struck us was the sheer ambition and invention on display in these six wildly different books. This is a shortlist that shows the novel – that most slippery and vital of forms – continuing to morph and reinvent itself in ways that surprise and delight us” – Dr Tom Lee, Chair of Judges.
This event is FREE, but please reserve your place HERE.
Posthuman Possibilities of DMP: Ecofeminism and New Materialism Book Launch
Monday 6th November, 6pm>8pm, 300 and 300a, Richard Hoggart Building Goldsmiths University SE14
This free event is an invitation to celebrate the launch of the new publication ‘Posthuman Possibilities of Dance Movement Psychotherapy’. The evening will include presentations, discussion, intra-active and creative invitations and refreshments. A limited number of special edition paperback editions will be available @ £29.99. Click and collect your copy from The Word HERE.
This timely book explores an eco-feminist approach to dance movement psychotherapy, with an emphasis on the posthuman possibilities of differently enabled bodies and fostering social, political and environmental justice. Using the lenses of posthumanism and new materialism, the book examines the points of convergence between dance movement psychotherapy, eco-psychotherapy and critical disability studies, mapping out the experience of building care, empathy and kinship and exploring ecologically informed, embodied practices and research.
This event is FREE, but please reserve your place HERE!
Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub presents… Jamie Bartlett: The Missing Cryptoqueen
Tuesday 14th November 2023 7.30pm – Davy’s Wine Vaults 161 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA
In 2014 a brilliant Oxford graduate called Dr Ruja Ignatova promised to revolutionise money and make people rich in the process. The future, she said, belonged to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. And the self-styled cryptoqueen vowed that she had invented the Bitcoin Killer. She launched OneCoin, an exciting new cryptocurrency that she promised would not only earn its investors untold fortunes, it would change the world. OneCoin swept the globe – becoming one of the fastest companies to make $1 billion in revenue.
By 2017, billions of dollars had been invested in OneCoin in hundreds of countries, from the USA to Pakistan, Hong Kong to Yemen, and the UK to Uganda. But by the end of the year Ruja Ignatova had disappeared, along with the money, and it slowly became clear that her revolutionary cryptocurrency was not all it seemed.
Jamie Bartlett will tell the unbelievable story of the rise, disappearance and fall of Dr Ruja Ignatova. It is a modern tale of intrigue, techno-hype and herd madness that reveals how OneCoin became the biggest scam of the 21st Century.
Jamie Bartlett is the bestselling author of The Dark Net, Radicals, and The People Vs Tech, which was longlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing and won the 2019 Transmission Prize. He founded the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos and regularly writes on technology and society for the Spectator and the Telegraph.
This event is FREE, but donations are welcome.