Morning Pages, which is supported by the Vice-Chancellor Fund and open to all students and staff, consists of a number of two-hour sessions including talks by acclaimed authors and audience Q & As.
Bestselling thriller writer Araminta Hall, award-winning author Damian Barr and journalist and trans rights activist Paris Lees are among those set to appear in the series.
The sessions take place at the Watson and Bevendean buildings on the university’s Falmer campus between 10 and 12pm on weekdays. Guests are encouraged to bring their breakfast.
Jessica Moriarty, course leader for English Literature and Creative Writing, said: “We are thrilled to welcome such innovative and exciting writers to the University of Brighton.
“Editors and a literary agent will also be available to offer insights into the industry and advice on getting work published. We are delighted that the Vice-Chancellor is supporting these events and hope students and staff who attend will feel inspired to write.”
The first event in the series, on March 1, features a talk by Wendy Jones, author of a number of non-fiction and fiction books and television scripts.
The last, on 29 April, is a panel discussion between literary agent David Headley, publishing director Candida Lacey and competition runner Erinna Mettler (who organises short story award The Brighton Prize).
On March 11, Araminta Hall – a favourite author of Richard & Judy – will give a talk partly based around her new novel Our Kind of Cruelty, described by Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn as “one of the most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years.”
Damian Barr, whose book Maggie & Me won the Sunday Times Memoir of the Year, is in discussion on March 25, while Brighton alumna Paris Lees will talk about her upcoming autobiographical novel on an as-yet unconfirmed date.