AHSS Presents - a conversation with: Jill Dawson ''Once I'd tasted time I wanted it, 'life as a writer'

Events — Public Lecture Series Microsoft Teams Live Event
29 April 2021, 17:30

How easy is it to publish and make your living as a writer? Is it best to keep the day job?  How do you find an agent? What about teaching Creative Writing, what's the best route to that?  Jill Dawson will talk frankly about her own journey, from early writings for The Women's Press and Virago, to performing on the poetry circuit, to the point she is at now:  writing novels set in the Cambridgshire Fens where she lives and helping other new writers to publish.  This will be a candid, highly personal and informal talk and Jill is happy to answer your questions about the writing life - yours or hers! 

This event is internal, for ARU staff and students only.


Jill Dawson is the author of eleven novels, most recently The Language of Birds, about the nanny murdered in the Lord Lucan case. She has been a freelance writer since her twenties and won awards for poetry, short stories and scripts, and been nominated for the Costa, Impac and Orange Prize. She runs the Gold Dust mentoring scheme for new writers who hope to publish:ww.gold-dust.org.uk 


Headshot of Jill Dawson.
Headshot of Jill Dawson.

Event contact: Kira.lawson@aru.ac.uk