The Politics of Fiction

Date Saturday 15 June 2019
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price£12 | £10
VenueThe Crescent

A panel discussion with Roddy Doyle, John Boyne & Kit de Waal

Chaired by Paul McVeigh

 

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The Politics of Fiction

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Do fiction writers have a responsibility to engage with politics? The line between fiction and nonfiction is constantly blurred, especially in the post-truth climate of today. Fiction reflects the world around us, and the world around us at this particular moment in time is in crisis: politically, socially and culturally.

And so, in this tumultuous political climate, this panel will raise, and attempt to answer questions such as, whether fiction writers hold a responsibility to engage with and write about politics?; whether fiction can affect politics?; and whether all fiction is political?

Making up stories is an inherently political act, but that doesn’t mean that the stories are about politics. Does fiction have the ability to change minds? Come and enter into the conversation with these four writers as they discuss and shed light upon a question of pressing importance.

 


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