Readings: Alice Hattrick, Daisy Hildyard, Daisy Lafarge

  • Online event
  • Wednesday, 12 January 2022
  • Live in-conversation event, starting at 6pm. Programmed alongside the exhibition Julia Crabtree and William Evans: Slip.

To celebrate the last few days of Julia Crabtree and William Evans: Slip, join writers Alice Hattrick, Daisy Hildyard and Daisy Lafarge for an evening of readings responding to some of the ideas behind the exhibition.

About the speakers

Alice Hattrick is a writer based in London. Their first non-fiction book on illness, intimacy and mother-daughter relationships, titled ILL FEELINGS, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in August 2021. Alice's essays, interviews and criticism have been published by The White ReviewFriezeArt Review and Rhizome among other publications, and included in Whitechapel Gallery’s Documents of Contemporary Art: HEALTH (edited by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, 2020). Alice is also the co-producer of Access Docs for Artists, a resource for disabled and/or chronically ill practitioners, made in collaboration with artists Leah Clements and Lizzy Rose after a residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire. They were named on The Innovator’s List for 2020 (Artnet Intelligence Report) for their work on the resource. Alice teaches on Critical Practice in Fashion Media at London College of Fashion. 

Daisy Hildyard is an author based in York. Her latest nonfiction book, The Second Body (2017), thinks about how the porous boundaries of the Anthropocene affect human experiences. A new novel, Emergency (2022), tells stories of global connections and human-nonhuman relationships within a small rural area of northern England. 

Daisy Lafarge was born in Hastings and studied at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Her collection of poetry Life Without Air (Granta, 2020) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Paul (Granta, 2021; Riverhead, 2022) is her debut novel. A short book on air is forthcoming with the Wellcome Collection.

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