August 14, 2017

Writing the City: Draftsmen Drafting

Draftsmen Drafting: Richard Sennett & Will Self

Date: Monday 14 , 2017. 1:30pm – 2.30pm
Location: Studio, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Speakers: Will Self & Richard Sennett

Tickets: £10-12, purchase here

As part of our Writing the City event series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, we invite an exchange between novelist, commentator and psychogeographer Will Self and Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Director of Theatrum Mundi. Taking inspiration from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Self and Sennett explore how the writer inhabits a city and how their creativity shapes the buildings around them. Presented in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Part of Writing the City

Artists, architects and academics investigate the city through speculative fiction and celebrate how writers inspire a city’s future. Edinburgh’s New Town is 200 years old and authors discuss the city and the culture that inspired it.

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