Events Calendar
Nov 7
18:00 - 19:15
Gonzalo Garcia
Creative Writing Reading Series

It's a real delight to be writing this: we're welcoming Gonzalo Garcia to the Reading Series on Tuesday. Gonzalo was a Creative Writing student and doctoral candidate at Kent, and he is now returning to read from and discuss his debut novel We Are the End, which has just been published by Galley Beggar.

Playful, funny, heartfelt, the novel has as its central character Tomás, a game designer in Santiago, whose life is not going so well: his flat is falling apart; his girlfriend has fled to Antarctica; the band he used to play in is doing annoyingly well.

'We Are the End will appeal to anyone who is or can remember being young and introspective, with life's potential around the corner if only you knew how to make the most of it. A passing familiarity with video games, heavy metal and universities will add an extra layer but it shouldn't spoil your enjoyment if you have barely encountered any of them before. This is a fantastic, funny, dreamy, quirky, and sometimes surreal novel, and Tomás is an endearing loser. He and his city will stay with you well past the last page.' Jacqueline Saville, Disclaimer magazine

It'll be a fun (and heartfelt) evening. Join us in welcoming back Gonzalo and celebrating his marvellous debut.

Location

KSCR,
Keynes College,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NP
United Kingdom
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Details

Open to All welcome,

£2 in the pink bucket



Contact: David Flusfeder
E: d.flusfeder@kent.ac.uk

 

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