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Know Your Place - panel debate discussing the role and value of writing residencies

6pm - 8pm Tuesday 2nd February, KIngs Cross, London

Know Your Place is a panel debate discussing the role and value of writing residencies, hosted by UrbanWords and Spread the Word on 2nd February 2010. Writers-in-residence can now be found in many places: at airports, bus stations, in shops and even on the Tube. But what impact do these residencies really have on the people, places and organisations involved, and how do they, in turn, shape the writing that's created? What are the objectives of those who employ writers this way, and what impact do these have on the writers themselves? What role do writers have - and what role could they have - in regeneration and place-making?
Join writers Lemn Sissay, Kat Joyce and Sarah Butler, plus Tamsin Dillon (Head of Art on the Underground), Charles Beckett (Arts Council England) and Emma Hewett (Director of Spread the Word) for a lively debate in the fabulous German Gymnasium, a Grade II listed building in King's Cross, now redeveloped as the visitor centre for the King's Cross Central Development, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe.
The event runs from 6.00 - 8.00pm on Tuesday 2nd February. Feel free to join us at 5.30pm for a free, short introductory talk on the King's Cross development.
Find out more and book tickets on Spread the Word's website. Booking also available by phone: 0207 735 3111