Category Archives: Arts

  • Contemporary Poetry in Public Spaces


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    Contemporary Poetry in the Public Spaces takes place on 22nd May 2013, 9 am – 5 pm in County Main SR 1. This interdisciplinary workshop at Lancaster brings together researchers based in the UK and Canada for an afternoon of presentations and debates on contemporary poetry in the public space. Contributions will focus on poetry and poetic practices Continue Reading

  • Bode Asiyanbi play premieres at the Lagos Theatre Festival


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    Bode Asiyanbi’s play, Shattered, will premiere at the Lagos Theatre Festival, which is being held from 16-17 February 2013. Bode graduated in 2012 from the Lancaster Distance Learning MA in Creative Writing, and we are delighted to announce his continuing success. He was one of the recipients of our International Scholarships for 2010-12. Shattered addresses Continue Reading

  • Writing for Liberty: Aminatta Forna reads from her work


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    May 15th 2013: novelist Aminatta Forna will read her own work and be featured in discussion with literary critic and scholar, Zoe Norridge.  Aminatta Forna is a British writer of Sierra Leonean and Scottish heritage. She is the author of a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water and two novels, Ancestor Stones and The Memory of Love. She Continue Reading

  • Gillian Slovo reads from her work


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    South African-born novelist, playwright and memoirist Gillian Slovo will read from her work on Thursday 22nd November 2012, 5.30 pm in  LICA Event Studio A27. This event is part of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research’s Writing for Liberty series. It is presented in partnership with LitFest, and has been made possible by the generous support Continue Reading

  • Capturing Witches Conference

    2012 will mark the 400th anniversary of the trial and execution of the Lancashire Witches. This interdisciplinary conference uses the Lancashire witches as a focal point to engage with wider questions about witchcraft, and in particular how witchcraft is theorised and represented in and through history and across cultures. Continue Reading

  • Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012


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    The Wasafiri New Writing competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction or Life Writing. Please see the terms and conditions on page 4 of the entry form. £300 will be awarded to the winner of each Continue Reading

  • Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition


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    The vision of the Sentinel Poetry Movement is to build the world’s premier community of writers and artists from all backgrounds, nationalities, race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, political or ideological affiliation. Their Quarterly Short Story Competition 2012 has a closing date of 5th April. It is for stories in the English Language up to 1,500 Continue Reading

  • SI Leeds Literary Prize: a new award for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women


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    SI Leeds Literary Prize is a new prize for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women resident in the UK aged 18 years and over. The prize has been created and is being run by Soroptimist International of Leeds, in partnership with two well established and highly regarded literary organisations, the Ilkley Literature Festival and Continue Reading

  • Bode Asiyanbi wins African Performance playwriting competition


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    We are delighted to announce that Nigerian writer Bode Asiyanbi has wonthe 2011 BBC African Performance playwriting competition. Bode is just completing his first year of the Lancaster Distance Leaarning MA in Creative Writing. He is a recipient of one of our International Scholarships for 2010-12. It is the second time he has won the accolade Continue Reading

  • Travel, Writing, and the Ethics of Observation


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    Travel, Writing, and the Ethics of Observation, a Workshop and Seminar at Lancaster University, was held on Thursday June 16th. This free one-day event featured a generative writing workshop, a projected photographic exhibition and presentations from Dr. Corinne Fowler and Dr. Harry Whitehead (University of Leicester) and photographer Richard Hanson.  Read full details of the conference.