Researchers at Lancaster and Leicester Universities will be collaborating from January 2011 on a new literature project – Grassroutes – to document the work and influence of migrant writers in Leicester. The project is funded by the Arts Council of England and will be led by Dr. Corinne Fowler of Leicester University(former researcher on Lancaster’s AHRC- funded Moving Manchester project) in collaboration with Dr. Graham Mort. The project will lead to an electronic catalogue, a new online Writers Gallery, a £1,000 creative writing commission, a new exhibition and a blog on the Literature Network. Dr. Kate Horsley will also participate in the project, mounting new resources on Lancaster’s Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, to complement existing provision. See our Grassroutes page.