Welcome to the October issue of the Centre for New Writing Newsletter, our monthly news round-up on the people, activities and events associated with the Centre.
We have a fantastic programme of events for the autumn season, which kicked off last week with a sell-out event with Colm Tóibín and Alan Hollinghurst.
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Colm Tóibín's First Event Sells Out
Last week the Centre for New Writing hosted Colm Tóibín's first public event since assuming his new role at The University of Manchester as Professor of Creative Writing.
The event which saw a sell out crowd of 350 people gather at the Martin Harris Centre, also marked the start of this year's Manchester Literature Festival.
During the lively conversation Tóibín and Hollinghurst discussed their thoughts on gay fiction and what it is to be a homosexual and a writer. Read the review on the Manchester Literature blog. A podcast of the event will be available soon.
Tóibín's next public event takes place on Monday 5th December. He welcomes Eamon Duffy, an Irish Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge, and former President of Magdalene College. Find out more
Poetry Book Society Benefit Reading
Friday 4th November 2011, 6.30pm
The Martin Harris Centre, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, Manchester, M13 9PL
This reading in is an opportunity to show support for the PBS who have lost their ACE grant and appreciate the strength of Northern poetry.
The Manchester PBS benefit is a collaboration between the PBS, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, The Writing School at MMU and the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester.
Participants in the event include: Simon Armitage, Sean O’Brien, W.N. Herbert, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Jacob Polley, Paul Farley, David Morley, Jean Sprackland, Julian Turner, Rommi Smith, David Wheatley, Michael Symmons Roberts, and Helen Mort.
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The Manchester Review: Issue 7 Coming Soon
Issue 7 of the Manchester Review will go live within the next few weeks. This issue features exclusive stories from American writer and Pulitzer-winning Steven Millhauser and BBC Award prize-winnder Jon McGregor. It also features an interview with Canadian master Don Coles and new poems by George Szirtes, Rita Ann Higgins and others.
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Centre for New Writing News...
At the Centre, we are always delighted to see the wonderful work and acheivements of our students. Here's a quick update, but for all the latest news visit our website.
Alumnus Richard Hirst Wins Manchester Fiction Prize
Congratulations to Centre for New Writing alumnus Richard Hirst who won joint first prize of the MMU Manchester Fiction Prize.
Susan Luddem achieves commendation in prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Former Centre for New Writing student Susan Luddem has achieved a commendation in the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2011. The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing, funded and administered by the Commonwealth Foundation.
Manchester Poets Make Top Anthology
Two recent PhD graduates from the University’s Centre for New Writing have been published in one of the world’s most prestigious anthologies. The work of Vincenz Serrano, from Manila and Evan Jones, from Toronto is on show in the new Carcanet Press book New Poetries V, an international showcase of the up and coming young poets.
PhD student Kavita Bhanot Edits new anthology of British Asian Writing
PhD student Kavita Bhanot is the editor of a thrilling new anthology of British Asian writing called Too Asian, not Asian enough published by Tindall Street Press. The anthology has twenty-one stories in which writers such as Gautam Malkani, Nikesh Shukla, Niven Govinden and Bidisha sit alongside thrilling new voices published for the first time.
Percy Herbert Wins Second prize in the Dublin Review of Books Flash Fiction competition
Percy Herbert recently won second prize in The Dublin Review of Books 2011 Flash Fiction Competition with Daisy.
Alys Conran Shortlisted for Lorca in England competition
MA graduate Alys Conran has been shortlisted for the Lorca in England competition, whereby writers are invited to submit an original translation of a Lorca poem of their own choice.
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POETRY BOOK SOCIETY BENEFIT READING
Friday 4th November
An opportunity to show support for the PBS who have lost their ACE grant and appreciate the strength of Northern poetry.
Participants include: Simon Armitage, Sean O’Brien, W.N. Herbert, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Jacob Polley, Paul Farley, David Morley, Jean Sprackland, Julian Turner, Rommi Smith, David Wheatley, Michael Symmons Roberts, and Helen Mort.
Venue: The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre
Admission Price: £10
Lavinia Greenlaw, John Glenday and Ali Smith
Monday 21st November
Lavinia Greenlaw, John Glenday and Ali Smith are brought together in this latest LITERATURE LIVE event.
Venue: John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre
Admission Price: £6 / £4
COLM TOIBIN IN CONVERSATION
with Eamon Duffy
Monday 5th December
Acclaimed novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín, newly appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing in conversation with Eamon Duffy.
Venue: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre
Admission Price: £10 / £5
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