Maggie Harris

Maggie Harris is originally from Guyana and lived in Kent until 2006 when she moved to Wales. She performs her work frequently at various venues. A poet, prose writer and memoirist, she won the Guyana Prize for Literature for her first collection, Limbolands, 2000, and was Regional Winner of The Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2014. Her latest collection of poetry is Sixty Years of Loving, (Cane Arrow Press), and Writing on Water (February 2017, Seren) follows her previous collection In Margate by Lunchtime (Cultured Llama Press), which was longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2016. 


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Sunday 10th September, 10:00 to 10:50

Enjoy readings and interviews with two talented writers and their new short story collections. Maggie Harris’ stories are informed by the Caribbean, where she was born, and Britain where she has lived as an adult, and through them, the wider world. Issues of belonging and migration feature, but alongside these are growing interests in voice, narrative, gardening and botany, music and family. There are both UK and Caribbean voices in these tales, told by children, migrants, mothers, grandparents.This is a varied collection containing stories such as 'Sending for Chantal', telling a tale of...