MSt Staff & students: performance of Gilgamesh Rising by Jenny Lewis, Oxford, 8 June 2013

The Proverbial Hat Theatre Company presents

Gilgamesh Rising
by MSt tutor Jenny Lewis.

Featuring MSt students Joseph Brady, Samir Guglani, Christine Foley, Nemat Sadat, Imogen Harris, Susan Campbell, Katariina Kottonen.

Music by Anita Daulne

“When the Mesopotamian god king, Gilgamesh, angers the deities with his arrogance and hubris, they teach him a lesson by making him fall in love …”

Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
8th June 2013,
3.00 – 3.30, and 4.30 – 5.00 pm.

Admission Free.

More information here.

MSt tutor Jane Draycott, winner National Poetry competition. Reading at Keats Festival, 28 May 2013.

MSt tutor Jane Draycott, Pascale Petit and Patricia McCarthy have won the 2013 National Poetry Competition.

Reading and discussion at Keats House.
Presented by the Poetry Society.

28th May
6:30PM – 9:00PM
The Nightingale Room, Keats House,
10 Keats Grove
London NW3 2RR

£5 (£4 Poetry Society members)

Must be booked in advance, tel: 020 7332 3868 /email

Poet Don Paterson to read at Woodstock: 22 May 2013

Don Paterson’s poetry has won awards including the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award, and (twice) the TS Eliot Prize. Most recently, Rain won the 2009 Forward prize.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the English Association< Don Paterson was awarded the OBE in 2008 and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2010. Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews, he has been Poetry Editor at Picador since 1996.


Tickets £5; free to students: limited spaces, please book in advance. Ring or email The Woodstock Bookshop for information.

William Hazlitt Essay Prize (Notting Hill Editions): closing date 1 August 2013

Notting Hill Editions has launched an annual literary prize for the best essay in the English language, of between 2,000 and 8,000 words, published or unpublished, on any subject.

 The chair of judges is author and journalist Harry Mount. The other judges are Gaby Wood, Adam Mars-Jones, Lady Antonia Fraser, David Shields.
Entries between 2,000 and 8,000 words.
Entry fee £10.Award £15,000.
Five runners-up will each receive £1000.

Authors of any nationality are eligible, but submissions must have been written originally in English.
“If already published, the essay must have appeared for the first time in periodical (print or online) but not book form, between 1 January 2012 and 31 July 2013.”
 Further details on the website.

Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition, closing date 17 June 2013

For short collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 pems by women poets who have not previously had a full-length collection published.

1st prize: Publication by Seren Books, plus £250, 25 complimentary copies of the pamphlet and a 10 per cent royalty on sales.

One or more poems from the pamphlet will be published in _Mslexia_ magazine.

Judge: Amy Wack, poetry editor at Seren Books

Closing date: 17 June 2013

Entry fee: £20 per collection
See for more information.