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NEWS – STOKE NEWINGTON LITERARY FESTIVAL 4TH-6TH JUNE
June 3, 2010 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

This is the blurb on the upcoming Stoke Newington Literary Festival, which looks well worth checking out this weekend:
It celebrates the area’s long and influential literary history and hopes to keep the spirit of radical …

COMPETITION – GQ AND NORMAN MAILER COLONY
April 25, 2010 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

2nd February 2010; British GQ magazine and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony announce a new annual competition for non-fiction writing.
The winner will be invited to spend a month at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, …

NEWS – BRIGHTON SHORT FICTION EVENT
April 25, 2010 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

Literary Event: May 13th. RedRoaster, Brighton. 7.45pm-10pm.
GritLit does the Brighton Festival…
Following on from previous sold out events, Brighton’s grittiest literary night returns with a Festival fringe event on May 13th forjust a fiver!

Competitions and Events in 2010: Bridport, StarX’d, World Book Day, The BIG Read and much more
February 3, 2010 – 1:12 pm | No Comment
Competitions and Events in 2010: Bridport, StarX’d, World Book Day, The BIG Read and much more

by Robin Cooke
We realise that a lot of our readers are aspiring writers, and book enthusiasts, so we thought that we should give you a round up of some of the competitions, prizes and events …

Events Listings – 1st-7th February
February 1, 2010 – 6:14 pm | No Comment
Events Listings – 1st-7th February

by Tristan Summerscale
BOOKS
PETER CAREY
Foyles Charing Cross
Tuesday February 2nd
Peter Carey has twice won the Man Booker Prize, and is the only person to have done that apart from South African gloomster J.M Coetzee. His new …

EVENTS LISTINGS – 25th – 31st of January
January 25, 2010 – 7:06 am | No Comment
EVENTS LISTINGS – 25th – 31st of January

by Thomas Eckhardt
BOOKS
STORYTAILS
The Pangea Project
Sunday January 31
What kind of people would we be if we didn’t plug our supporters? Gabriella Apicella, who writes many film reviews for us has started her very own storytelling evening …

EVENTS LISTINGS – 17th-24th of January
January 18, 2010 – 11:17 am | No Comment
EVENTS LISTINGS – 17th-24th of January

by Tristan Summerscale
THEATRE
MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS)
Soho Theatre,  London, until 6th February 2010
‘Part Richard Curtis, part Irvine Welsh’, this play concerns two thirty-somethings,  a rapacious divorce lawyer and an unsuccessful car dealer, sitting in …

Events Listings – Jan 11th – 18th
January 11, 2010 – 7:38 am | No Comment

by Thomas Eckhardt
POETRY
THE 2009 T S ELIOT PRIZE READING
Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7:30pm, Sunday January 17th, £12
South Bank, London, SE1 8XX
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/
‘The TS Eliot Poetry Prize Reading? Give over. Nothing but a bunch of old funny duddies’. …

BOOKS – SPOKEN INK
December 18, 2009 – 9:46 am | One Comment
BOOKS – SPOKEN INK

by Maya de Paula Hanika
The rise in popularity of the short story in this country is welcome news I’m sure to the readers of Notes from the Underground. Previously a neglected, predominantly American medium reserved …

Events Listings – Dec 14th-20th
December 14, 2009 – 7:53 am | No Comment
Events Listings – Dec 14th-20th

by Tristan Summerscale
THEATRE, COMEDY
Kim Noble Will Die – Soho Theatre
Until 9th January
This show has been called ‘unwatchable’, ‘visceral’, ‘hysterical’ and ‘inspiring genius’. It’s meant to be one of the best shows to catch over Christmas …

Events Listings – Nov 30-Dec 6
November 30, 2009 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Events Listings – Nov 30-Dec 6

by Tristan Summerscale
THEATRE
1984 – Battersea Arts Centre
2nd December – January 9th
Though it’s hard to be sure if such a thing exists, the Blind Summit Theatre company have been called the rock’n’roll frontmen …

Events Listings – Nov 23-30
November 23, 2009 – 11:42 am | No Comment
Events Listings – Nov 23-30

by Thomas Eckhardt
ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

BEATLES TO BOWIE – National Portrait Gallery
A lot changed in the 60s seems to be the general consensus, and if you are old enough for this photography exhibition of rock, pop and fashion …