I Am, I Am, I Am: Reflections on Sylvia Plath - With Ali Smith & Jackie Kay
|Starts:||18:00 13 Oct 2013|
|Ends:||20:00 13 Oct 2013|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||£8/ £6|
Originally published in 1963, The Bell Jar tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a talented young woman with a prestigious internship on a New York magazine. On the surface, Esther seems to have it all but between the cocktail parties, unsatisfactory encounters and her dreams of becoming a writer, she finds herself spiralling into confusion and depression. A powerful portrait of a young woman, The Bell Jar is both darkly funny and an acute observation of 1950s America.
To mark the book’s 50th anniversary, versatile authors Ali Smith and Jackie Kay will reflect on Sylvia Plath’s legacy, what her work means to them personally and how it’s influenced generations of women writers and poets. They will also read and discuss select poems from Plath’s seminal Collected Poems and Ariel.
This event is part of the Manchester Literature Festival.
Travel and Contact Information
The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama