The first ‘opera’ written by a woman … Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina in Brighton, 2015. Photograph: Robert Piwko/BREMF , published in The Guardian, 2 April 2016.
MSt tutor Anna Beer’s article on “Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann are familiar names, but what of Fanny and Clara? Anna Beer on why we should be listening to Caccini and Strozzi as well as Mozart and Beethoven” appeared in The Guardian.
Read the article online: “The sound of silence: classical music’s forgotten women“
MSt alumna Sabyn Javeri is to publish two novels, the first of which is a “dark political thriller titled Nobody Killed Her”, with HarperCollins India and Fourth Estate (in the UK).
The Oxford launch of MSt alumna Bette Adriaanse’s novel is on April 23rd at 7 pm in the Albion Beatnik
Jo Cerys’ Radio 6 conversation with MSt student Camille Ralphs about the Pendle Witch trials, is now available online. You can also read more about Camille’s “ellegy in 14 spels” on the Emma Press web page.
MSt tutor Anna Beer’s conversation with Jo Frost, about Anna’s new book , Sounds and Sweet Airs, is now available to listen to on Radio 6. More information here, and you can listen to the programme online.
MSt tutor Jane Draycott will be conducting a poetry masterclass at the Stratford Literary Festival.
From the festival website: “A poetry-writing workshop to spark new ideas for beginners and aspiring new poets led by award-winning poet Jane Draycott…
Fri 29th April 2016
10.00am – 3.00pm
£80 inc refreshments
MSt alumnus Pat Toland and student Madiha Bataineh were longlisted for the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Prize, 2015.
More about the prize, the winners and the longlist.