Seven international young entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for pioneering digital publishing award. The winner will be announced at the International Book Industry Excellence Awards on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, as part of the London Book Fair.
Born on December 10, 1830, American poet Emily Dickinson’s reputation precedes her. Painted as an eccentric recluse, a spinster with a penchant for white dresses, the legends that have attached themselves to Dickinson are not only hard to shake, but often far from the truth.
A typographic student has won a design competition to create the imagery for a prestigious literary festival next year.
Novelists, screenwriters, journalists, non-fiction authors and copywriters will be gathering in Falmouth in July to teach on three short writing summer schools.
Polly Fields, who received a distinction for her MA in International Journalism from Falmouth University this autumn, has won one of only five International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Young Reporters Awards for a piece produced as part of her masters.
The boundaries between professional historiography, moral commitment and fiction have been re-examined in new publications on the troubled land of Israel and Palestine. Professor Ilan Pappe, an acclaimed political historian from Exeter University and expert on Palestinian-Israeli relations, has recently published challenging books on the issue.
A premiere of a new piece of music for choirs, based on poems from young people across Devon has been specially commissioned for the EXEtreme Imagination Children and Young People’s Literature festival. The performance involving five Exeter school choirs will focus on the poems selected from a competition and will be performed on Thursday, November 4 at 7pm at the Northcott Theatre.
Four acclaimed Romanian authors will be in Plymouth in November to launch new books in the award-winning series revealing the country’s journey from the aftermath of the First World War to the development of Ceausescu’s communism.
Beryl’s early life was marked by event. Born in 1934, Lancashire, Bainbridge was educated at the Merchant Taylors’ school in Liverpool.
The Ways With Words line up includes ‘literary titans, comedians, economists, environmentalists, historians, Turner prize-winning artists, sports legends and politicians’, who will gather to speak at this year’s 10-day, event which runs from July 9 to July 19s.
Whitbread award-winning author Philip Pullman will speak at Exeter University about the ways in which we read, and the connection between stories and pictures. The public lecture Reading in the Borderland is on Friday, January 22 at 6.15pm. He has also been invited to Exeter to be presented with an Honorary Degree at the Winter Graduation Ceremony.
There was a theme for National Poetry Day, which took place on Thursday, October 8, which was Heroes and Heroines, and true to its artistic form, the Teignmouth Arts Advisory Group set out to celebrate and support the day with a twist.
Dartington alumnus, Simon Van Booy, has won the world’s richest and most prestigious short story prize, the Frank O’Connor award, for his second collection, Love Begins in Winter.
Nobel Prize winning novelist and Cornwall’s most famous literary son, the late Sir William Golding, is being celebrated by the University of Exeter at a special memorial lecture on Thursday, March 5. Golding’s daughter, Judy Carver is showing her support by attending and sponsoring the inaugural lecture organised by the University’s Centre for South West Writing.