MSt tutor Alice Jolly awarded 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize

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MSt tutor Alice Jolly’s Dead Babies and Seaside Towns (Unbound, 2015) has been awarded the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize.

Alice Jolly has this evening been announced as the winner of the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize for her memoir Dead Babies and Seaside Towns (Unbound).  The book chronicles the author and her husband’s quest for a baby after their second child was stillborn.”

More details on the prize website.

MSt tutor Jenny Lewis poem in the Shakespeare Liturgy

MSt tutor Jenny Lewis’ commissioned poem, ‘The Tale of the Weaver’s Wife’, is part of a new Shakespeare Liturgy based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The other contributing poets are Laurence Sail (Titania), Michael Symmons Roberts (Demetrius), Sinead Morrissey (Puck) and Micheal O’ Siadhail (Helena).
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon,  Tuesday 2nd August at 5:30pm; free entry.
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London,  Wednesday 3rd August at 7pm; free entry.
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MSt tutor Anna Beer’s “Sounds and Sweet Airs” a Financial Times “Summer Read”

Sounds, Sweet Airs, Anna Beer
“Why is it, asks Anna Beer, that male composers have consistently eclipsed their female counterparts? The solution, she admits, is more complicated than simply rewriting music history “on the principle of add women and stir”. In probing deeper, she has given us a compelling account of eight women composers’ lives and the many and various difficulties they encountered.”

Read the article (payment required).