This event is part of our Bradford Literature Festival 2021 Digital Programme. Please click here to complete our short survey and let us know what you think.

We know poet and novelist Sylvia Plath as one of the most celebrated voices in American literature and a figure bathed in tragedy – but what if these perceptions are wrong? It’s this idea that forms the backbone of two new texts, each presenting a fresh view of this iconic poet and author.

Connie Palmen’s Your Story, My Story breathes new life into Plath’s world by recounting a fictionalised portrayal of her love affair with fellow poet Ted Hughes. Meanwhile, Heather Clark’s biography Red Comet unearths new material that paints Plath as an unlikely figure of trailblazing hope.

With these exciting publications as our guide, join us for a digital discussion that sets out to redefine our perception of a literary legend.

Part of New Dutch Writing, and supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

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