JON ALEXANDER – on being a good citizen, or not.
What does it mean to be a good citizen? What does it feel like? Is it cool, or is it dutiful? How can we tell if we are, or not? Are we in danger of being more consumers than citizens? Is it inevitable that we reflect the times in which we live? Any other questions? Yes. What is it like being caught up in a story in which you do not believe?
Once upon a time, Jon Alexander was, flying high in the world of big brand advertising. But then he came down to earth. Now he is the author of Citizens – why the key to fixing everything is all of us, which both explains a few things about seduction by words and being a consumer; and suggests ways of reinventing our organisations and our politics in a way that equips us to face the challenges of our times, to survive, and even to thrive.
The SWINDON FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE takes place 2nd – 8th May. It celebrates things well thought, well written, and well said, both serious and funny!
Seven days of great authors and entertaining speakers, it will include novelists, poets, philosophers, travellers, scientists, storytellers, historians, comedians, artists, and writing workshops There will be events at midday, teatime, and in the evening, carefully spaced and placed to enable you to attend almost every one, should you have the stamina!
Concessions: £1 off