International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, closing date Dec 31, 2012

The International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, published by Loyola Marymount University, is calling for submissions of  “Literary nonfiction essay, memoir, commentary” (1000-5000 words) as well as “Literary nonfiction narrative poetry” (and black & white art and photography)

Email submissions to:

Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing: Roopa Farooki, 29 Jan 2013

Creative Writing Seminar Series

Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing

Stopforth Metcalfe Room, Kellogg College,62 Banbury Road

4.45pm (refreshments) for 5.15pm

Hilary Term Week 3:

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Roopa Farooki:

“The Flying Man: Nationality and the Immigrant Identity

Roopa Farooki is the author of five critically acclaimed novels (The Flying Man, Half Life, The Way Things Look to Me, Corner Shop, Bitter Sweets) which have been shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and the Muslim Writers’ Awards, and also been longlisted for the Orange Prize (twice), the DSC South Asian Literature Prize and the Impac Dublin Literary Award. Her books have been published internationally in a dozen countries across Europe, and in the US, and she has written for the Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail. She is currently working on her sixth novel, to be published with Headline in 2014.

Seminar Convenor:  Dr Clare Morgan

Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing: Lesley Saunders, 26 Feb 2013

Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing

Stopforth Metcalfe Room, Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road

4.45pm (refreshments) for 5.15pm

Tuesday 26 February 2013

 Lesley Saunders:

“Parsimony & Provisionality:

Do poetry & science have

interesting things in common?

Lesley Saunders is the author of four collections of poetry, including Christina the Astonishing, which she co-wrote with Jane Draycott.  Her latest book is Cloud Camera (Two Rivers Press 2012), which has been described as ‘a cabinet of curiosities, assembled by an enquiring mind to delight, astound and edify… Saunders dresses her discoveries in language that is precise, evocative and as grimly meaningful as fairy tales’. Her talk – which will also draw on her current experiences as writer-in-residence at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science – will invite us to consider the kinds of connections that can, and have been, made between poetry and science.

Seminar Convenor:  Dr Clare Morgan

MSt tutor Jane Draycott in conversation with leading psychoanalyst Caroline Garland: 29 Nov 2012

MSt tutor Jane Draycott will be in conversation with leading psychoanalyst  Caroline Garland at the British Psychoanalytical Society in Oxford.

Friends Meeting House,
43 St. Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW
Thursday 29 November 2012 at 19:30

Tickets £10 available from Oxboffice on website or ticket line: 0845 680 1926

MSt tutor Rebecca Abrams: Book Week Scotland, 27 November 2012

MSt tutor Rebecca Abrams is giving a talk during Book Week Scotland, on her novel , Touching Distance, set in 18th century Aberdeen.

Tuesday 27th November 2012, 19:00 – 20:30
Portlethen Library

Bruntland Road
AB12 4QL
Phone: 01224786190

Entry Free. Booking essential. Tickets  from Portlethen Library.

MSt tutor Nikita Lalwani a judge for the Orwell Prize 2013

MSt tutor Nikita Lalwani is a judge for the Orwell Prize 2013, the main prize for political writing in the UK.

Nikita says she is looking for writing that is  “passionate, keeps you awake at night, shines a light where you may never have realised it needed to be shone”. She hopes “to be provoked, to read something refreshing and original”.  The “written form needs to charm, seduce caress”, she reminds, and she wants to find writing that “communicates politics in an accessible way”, writing that  can “ignite the imagination”.

Submissions to the Orwell Prize 2013 close on  9 January 2013.
The longlist is announced on  20 March 2013, the shortlist on 17 April 2013 and the winner on 15 May 2013.

More information at the Orwell Prize website, including information on how to enter.

Script Submission: East 15 Acting School.

East 15 Acting School are looking for a new play to stage as part of their BA Acting final-year showcases . The series will include  a new play written and directed by Anthony Clark, former Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre, and a new play from The Royal Court writers group, directed by Lucy Skilbeck.

More information on their website.

Closing date 30 January 2013.