The ‘Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne’ exhibition programme continues with

A talk by Philosopher Mark Currie:

‘Memory, Story, Forgetting’

Stroud Valleys Artspace, Saturday 15th November 4pm

An invitation to all writers, poets, artists and creative thinkers. This is a rare opportunity to hear Mark Currie talk about structures of writing and fiction in relation to memory and forgetting. Currie will talk about the work of controversial author Karl Ove Knausgaard and philosopher Bernard Stiegler. This talk will be relevant to anyone with an interest in writing, language and structures of time and memory.

Mark Currie is professor of contemporary literature at Queen Mary University of London and Author of ‘About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time’, ‘The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise’ and others. His work has concentrated on questions about time in philosophy, fiction and narrative.

There will be refreshments served after the talk and also a chance to view the major new work in progress by the artist Emily Joy at the Goods Shed in Stroud. This piece, an 18 foot rammed earth boat titled ‘Re-imagining Pluto’, explores ideas of personal/public memory, fiction and subjectivity. The piece is complemented by 100 clay boats made in the workshops which took place in the Museum in the Park alongside Emily’s exhibition ‘Gifts for Mother Mnemosyne’.


Mark Currie: Stroud Valleys Artspace, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Saturday 15th November 4pm

Tickets: £7 Concession £5, Tickets available online at

Tickets available on 01453 751440 or email

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