Charles Taliaferro and Catherine Fox

  • DATE

    13 June 2022

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm



The Manchester Writing School’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing series in which writers discuss their creative process and literary careers.

You are invited to listen in as Charles and Catherine compare notes on their process and talk about the highs and lows of their writing lives, in the second international event in this series curated by The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A in the last 10 minutes.

This free online event will take place on 13 June 2022, between 6-7pm BST. Please register on Eventbrite.

Charles Taliaferro is a writer and philosophy professor (St. Olaf College, University of Massachusetts, Notre Dame). He is the author, co-author, or editor of 38 books. Four are with Cambridge University Press (a fifth is under contract), three are available as audio-books. He can speak about the agony and ecstasy of being a single author versus co-authoring, writing creative nonfiction, and editing –he was co-Senior Editor of a four volume Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2021), taking 8 years with 5 Associate Editors, 15 Assistant editors, and over 200 contributors from around the world. He reports that this was rewarding but nearly killed him. He loves writing on philosophy and popular culture, including a chapter in The Rolling Stones and Philosophy, “You’re so vain, you probably think this chapter is about you.” For a fuller profile, see

Catherine Wilcox (writing as Catherine Fox) is author of eight novels that explore themes of the spiritual and the physical with insight and humour. She has written a sports memoir about her quest for a judo black belt Fight the Good Fight: From Vicar’s Wife to Killing Machine (2007) and a YA fantasy novel Wolf Tide (2013). Her Lindchester Chronicles are published by Marylebone House/SPCK. Her new novel The Company of Heaven was blogged in monthly instalments during 2021-2 and will be published this summer. She is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Academic Director of the Manchester Writing School and Programme Leader for MA Creative Writing. Her academic profile can be found here: