MSt tutor Anna Beer to give Fulbright Frontier Lecture, “Right Place, Right Time? Women Composers and Their Creative Communities”, 17 May 2016.

MSt tutor Anna Beer will be speaking on Right Place, Right Time? Women Composers and Their Creative Communities

The lecture, a Fulbright Frontiers Lecture, will take place in Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA.

Join Anna and attendees at 5 pm for tea and coffee. The bar will be open after the lecture concludes at 6:30 pm.

Anna’s book, Sounds and Sweet Airs, has been described by The Guardian as  ” a timely bulwark against forgetting, and proffers a number of reasons for the fading of female artists’ reputations … This book helps show why a narrative that insists that the good stuff will naturally and always rise to the surface is simplistic. It is important for us all, composers, musicians, audiences, men, women, society at large, that we seek out the best and most exciting creative voices, from wherever they may come”.
(read the full review)

More information on the lecture and how to register.

MSt alumna Daisy Johnson’s collection “Fen” launches in Oxford, on 3rd June 2016

MSt alumna Daisy Johnson’s collection Fen will be launched on 3rd June 2016, at Blackwell’s Bookshop Oxford. The event begins at 7 pm

“Daisy Johnson’s Fen is a liminal land. Real people live their lives here. They wrestle with familiar instincts, with sex and desire, with everyday routine. But the wild is always close at hand, ready to erupt. This is a place where animals and people commingle and fuse, where curious metamorphoses take place, where myth and dark magic still linger. So here a teenager may starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl. A woman might give birth to a – well what? English folklore and a contemporary eye, sexual honesty and combustible invention – in Fen, these elements have come together to create a singular, startling piece of modern fiction.”

Read more about the collection (from Foyle’s bookshop website)