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Writing Home

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
The Writers’ Place

New Writing South will be throwing open its doors to get people writing about…

Adopt an Author

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May

This exciting project to promote literacy and writing sees primary schools…

The Litvinenko Inquiry

Sat 7 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

A shocking story, with corruption and subterfuge at every turn

Know My Neighbour

Sun 8 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Discussing social isolation, one of the most damaging issues in our society

Howard Jacobson

Sun 8 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

A discussion with Guardian Book Club host John Mullan about his new novel

Yanis Varoufakis

Tue 10 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Former Greek finance minister and campaigner against austerity

Lionel Shriver

Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

A talk about her dark, witty and dystopian new novel, The Mandibles

Bridget Christie

Thu 12 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Laser-witted stand-up show and her new book, A Book For Her

Kate Summerscale

Sat 14 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Kate Summerscale returns to a murder scene in her new book, The Wicked Boy

Secret Homes

Sat 14 May
The Keep

A discussion pondering the meaning of ‘home’ to undercover operatives

Alfred Brendel

Tue 17 May
Royal Pavilion, Music Room

The legendary pianist is as eloquent with words as he is with music

Charlotte Brontë at 200

Wed 18 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Novelist Tracy Chevalier marks the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth

The Great Flight: Poems about Refugees

Fri 20 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Brings together poetry written by and about migrants

The Idiot Brain

Sat 21 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett explores the most bizarre workings of the brain

Death Market

Sun 22 May
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Come and ask about one of the most taboo subjects

Let's Talk About Death

Sun 22 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

What constitutes a good death and how to plan for one of life’s certainties

How a Woman is Made: Sara Pascoe and Laura Bates

Sun 22 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Both tackle femininity and the media's portrayal of women

The New Writing South Annual Lecture: Nikesh Shukla

Sun 22 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Nikesh Shukla talks about his recent calls for increased diversity in books

Complicity and the ethics of undercover security

Mon 23 May
The Old Courtroom

What is the state justified in doing to protect its citizens?

Artificial intelligence and the future of gaming

Mon 23 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Video games are set to change drastically over the next decade