Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclasses
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Mslexia has been contracted by the Literature Department of the Arts Council of England to supply literature listing information for the Live Literature website which will link audiences with venues, readers with writers, customers with publishers. They are interested in all events with a literature component: readings, book launches; performances; signings; conferences; competitions; slams; workshops; courses and cross-artform events. Information published on the Live Literature website will be posted as soon as it is received. There is no deadline, but they would appreciate receiving the information as soon as it is available. Mslexia magazine is published quarterly. Contact: Sheila Mulhern and Kate Ling on 0191 261 6656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
World Poetry Directory
UNESCO has produced a website, the World Poetry Directory, which provides a range of information and resources relating to the poetic arts. It includes information on festivals, prizes, journals and associations with links to poetry from around the world. The website is at www.unesco.org/poetry/
The Thought Cafe
"Thought Cafe" is a UK based website for amateur writers to
showcase and comment on each other's work, and discuss the books they are
reading, what they are writing and how to get published among each other.
There is very much a community feel to the site, with a lot of wonderful
content and many friendly people. The address of the site is www.thoughtcafe.co.uk
It's worth mentioning the website is non-profit and is privately owned -
therefore there are absolutely no commercial interests involved (no ads and no pop-up banners!).
Doris Lessing won Spain's £20,000 Prince of Asturias prize for literature. Miss Lessing, born in Iran and raised in Rhodesia, headed a list of 33 authors, including Susan Sontag, Alfredo, Bryce Echenique of Peru and Ana Maria Matute of Spain. Her first novel, The Grass is Singing, was published in 1950 (Excerpt from The Daily Telegraph 8th June 2001).
Doris will be in conversation with 'The Reader' (magazine of the English Department, University of Liverpool, UK) on 19th October. This will be held at:
The Bluecoat Arts Centre, School Lane, Liverpool UK
Or contact the Bluecoat Box Office on 0151 708 8877
SAMWAW (South and Mid Wales Association of Writers) - Read about this year's Mathew Prichard Award winners.~~~
Mslexia Magazine - www.mslexia.co.uk - for women who write.
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Have a look at The Stocks.com site. International translation(!): 'out in the sticks' - quaint old British phrase meaning away from London in the quaint old British countryside ....... or more particularly in 'the home counties' of:
This site is worth investigation: select your hobby/interest i.e. literary groups, and then select your county. In many cases a list of writers' groups comes up! Seems an excellent idea to me and I'm sure they could grow and grow with more information from us about our groups. Obviously, you can also find out about local sports and arts groups.