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.
Ways with Words, the literary festival at Dartington, is offering Devon-based students the opportunity to attend this year’s festival at Dartington Hall for free!
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.
Riptide, a Exeter University-based creative writing journal, is launching its fourth volume of new short fiction on Wednesday, October 14.
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.
South Devon writer Brian Carter’s book A Black Fox Running, which was included in the Nation’s Classic Writers of the English Countryside as nominated by Guardian readers in 2005, has been republished by the publishing arm of the Torbay Bookshop in Paignton.
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.
Exmouth-based crime writer Graham Hurley has just released his 23rd book, and there’s talk of a tv series.