PUBLIC LECTURES

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Newton Book Club (16 November 2011): Talk on Into Suez.

Millennium Centre, Cardiff (18 October 2011, 3-4pm): Talk on Into Suez at Literature Wales Book Club.

St Paul's Hall, Sketty, Swansea (14 July 2011): Talk to University of the Third Age.

Pontarddulais Library Reading Group (July 2011): Talk on Into Suez.

Corsham Court, Wiltshire (11 June 2011): Talk on ' Into Suez and the Practice of Historical Fiction' at Bath Spa University MA Day.

Cowbridge Festival, Cowbridge United Free Church (19 May 2011): talk on Into Suez.

Aberystwyth University (14 and 15 April 2011): Contribution to 'Projecting Wales - Rediscovering Russia', seminar organised by Wales Literature Exchange, 'Stevie Davies presents her own work'.

Film for Welsh Books Council, Wales Literature Exchange (4 April 2011), to support translation of Into Suez.

University of Swansea (3 February 2011): Inaugural Public Lecture: George Eliot: Experiments in Life. Film available for viewing on home page.

Oystermouth Library (27 July 2010): Talk on Into Suez under the auspices of Cover to Cover Bookshop.

Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (23 April 2010): Lecture on George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Burway Books, Church Stretton (10 May 2010): Talk on Into Suez .

Calder Bookshop, London (21 April 2010): Launch of Into Suez.
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (9 March 2010): Launch of Into Suez.

Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (October 2009): open lecture at, on George Eliot.

Brussels (24-6 April 2009): 'Emily Brontë and the Mother World'. Keynote talk given to the Brussels Bronte Group, the Belgian branch of the Brontë Society, at 'A Brontë Weekend'.

West Lane Baptist Centre, Haworth (8pm, 7 June 2008): 'Baby God: Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights' for the Brontë Parsonage Museum : to coincide with the museum's 2008 special exhibition No Coward Soul, focusing on Emily Brontë, this panel discussion brought together established authors who have acknowledged the influence of Wuthering Heights on their own writing. The discussion, chaired by Patsy Stoneman, included Sally Beauman, Stevie Davies, Helen Dunmore and Toby Litt.

Millennium Centre, Cardiff ( 4 March 2008): 'Writing Home: Reflections of a Welsh Novelist', Welsh Books Council World Books Day lecture; text published in Western Mail Magazine, Saturday 1 st March 2008, pp. 12-15.

Zurich, Switzerland (November 2007): Three-day school for SATE, Swiss Association of Teachers of English, on teaching creative writing, with reference to The Eyrie and the dramatization of The Web of Belonging.

Edinburgh Festival (August 2007): Appearance with Anne Enright, discussing The Eyrie.

Edinburgh Festival (August 2004): Appearance with Trezza Azzopardi at the Edinburgh Festival, discussing Kith & Kin.

Hay Festival (June 5, 2004): Appearance with Nicholas Shakespeare, discussing Kith & Kin .

Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (12 February 2004): Reading and talk by Stevie to launch her novel: Kith & Kin.
Taliesin Theatre, University of Wales Swansea (February 2004), WD Thomas Memorial Lecture: Writing Home: Reflections of a Swansea Novelist.
University of Wales Swansea (August 2003), Hystorical Fictions: Women, History and Authorship: Writing Hystory/Writing Fiction: Reflections on Praxis.
Gregynog Hall (21 March 2003), Association for Welsh Writing in English Conference — 'Borders and Borderlines': Henry Vaughan, Morgan Llwyd and me: Creativity on the Border.
Academi Gymreig (1 February 2003), A day of workshops and readings at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff: Short Story Writing Workshop.
Ty Newydd (November 2002): Guest Reader.
Edinburgh Festival (August 2002): Events in relation to historical fiction and the literature of war.
Durham Festival (July 2002): Fiction of the Second World War.
Woodbrooke College, Birmingham (June 2002), One-person day-school: Ecstatic Voices: the Radical Women of the English Revolution.
Cheltenham Festival (October 2001): Novels of War, with Helen Dunmore and: The Influence of the Brontës, with Lucasta Miller and Miranda Seymour.
Edinburgh Radical Independent Book Festival (May 2001): A Post-war Novel.
Edinburgh Festival (August 2000): Events in relation to historical fiction and the literature of war.
Royal Festival Hall, London (January 2000), with Margaret Drabble: Resurrections & Innovations: Old and New Women in the Canon.
Haworth Church (June 1998), Distinguished Scholar's Lecture: Reflections on the Language of Wuthering Heights.
Haworth Parsonage (July 1997), Inaugural summer lecture on Emily Brontë: The Homing Spirit.
Ilkley Festival (May 1997), with Margaret Drabble: The Influence of the Brontës.
Rewley House, Oxford University DCE (May 1997): Sister Poets: Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë.
Ilkley Festival, Haworth (October 1996): Wuthering Heights as a Nature Poem.
Harrogate (April 1996), Brontë Society Conference: Brontë Temper Tantrums: Childhood Rage and the Creative Imagination.
Oxford University DCE (November 1995), Donne Conference: Donne's Machismo Anatomised.
Brecon Museum (23 April 1995), Contribution to tercentennial celebrations.
New College, Oxford (10 February 1995): Henry Vaughan: A Tercentennial Appraisal.
Balliol College, Oxford (November 1994): Women Writers.
Sheffield Festival (November 1994): Emily Brontë.
Cardiff Festival (October 1994), with Lyndall Gordon: The Brontë Sisters.
Centreprise, London (September 1994): Women's Writing.
Salisbury Festival (September 1994): Emily Brontë.
Numerous readings and talks at creative writing departments and book clubs in Dundee, Cambridge, London, Manchester, Cardiff, Swansea and the Gower.

 

 

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