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Career paths in writing

Date: Monday 20 March
Time: 12:00-14:00 UK time
Location: Room G229, Grove Building – register below

A free lunch will be provided at 12pm. This panel debate will discuss the myriad career routes available to those who are storytellers. Our diverse panel will discuss journalism, creative writing, teaching, media management, and more.

In addition to the panel, there will be an MDXworks (employability service) booth in the room, to give you individual help and advice.

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Dr Aurora Herrera lectures in Journalism at Middlesex University. Aurora is an experienced journalist, documentary-filmmaker and producer, having worked in the Caribbean, North America and the United Kingdom over the last fifteen years. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Aurora produced pieces and worked on various projects which reflected the Caribbean experience.

Ariel Kahn is a prize-winning novelist, former Head of English school teacher, and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Middlesex University.

Kurt Barling is Professor of Journalism at Middlesex University. He is an award-winning investigative journalist and documentary-maker who built a reputation working at the BBC from 1989 until 2015 with a USP of covering alternative narratives in the mainstream media. He worked across News and Current Affairs for 25 years from, Assignment and The Money Programme to Today and Newsnight. He was the Special Correspondent for BBC London News from 2001-2014. Kurt is author and editor of a number of books including Darkness over Germany published in Germany, the UK and the US. In 2015 the book described by the Times as an "eloquent polemic", The R Word: Racism and a revelatory book on the security services role in sheltering Abu Hamza from scrutiny in the early noughties. He sits on the Board of the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park North London.

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