Dr Kerry Featherstone in discussion with Kate Rhodes

Leonard Dixon Studio, Martin Hall

Dr Kerry Featherstone, lecturer in Creative Writing in discussion with writer and poet Kate Rhodes.

Dr Kerry Featherstone studied English and European Literature at the University of Essex before later moving to Nottingham Trent University to complete his PhD thesis on Bruce Chatwin. He has spent considerable time in France, writing poetry in French as well as English. He has presented research at conferences in the UK as well as Paris, Rennes and Versailles in France, Derry in Northern Ireland and Georgetown in the USA. He is most interested in literature development and is currently poet in residence at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.

Kate Rhodes was born in London, but now lives in Cambridge. She wrote two award winning collections of poetry, Reversal and The Alice Trap, before her first crime novel was published in 2012. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow, a Bridport prize winner and in 2014 she won the Ruth Rendell Short Story completion. Her first series of five crime novels are based in London, but her new Hell Bay series is set in the Isles of Scilly.

For more information on Kate Rhodes visit her website: http://www.katerhodes.org/Kate_Rhodes/home.html

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