Language & Literature

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The last word – or is it?

11:00am | Monday 18 March 2013
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About this Event:

Is it true as E M Forster said that nearly every novel’s ending is a letdown? Some authors write the final chapter first, others when they get there. Ernest Hemingway tried 47 different endings to A Farewell to Arms. Notably, Charles Dickens was persuaded to change his mind about his ending to Great Expectations. Stephen Armstrong, journalist, presenter and author, takes us through some alternative endings. He is joined by noted poet and novelist Jem Poster, who will discuss the the conclusions to his own novels, as well as those of other writers. They will also debate the latest trend to invite readers to select their own ending – and ask the audience for their views.