Two of our students, Jennifer Fytelson and Shirley Bell, have had poems accepted in magazines.
Jennifer recently had a poem in The Mitre, North America’s oldest literary magaine, published by Bishop’s University in Canada.
Shirley has a poem in a forthcoming issue of The Rialto, one of the UK’s top poetry magazines and publishers.
Congratulations to both of them!
He wrote a poem in praise of limestone. He wrote a poem about Sigmund Freud. He wrote poems about cats and opera, about the minute organisms that live on human skin. He wrote an achingly beautiful love poem, a lullaby that stands among the gentlest and most forgiving poetry of the 20th century. Years after his death, when the World Trade Center towers were brought to the ground, traumatised New Yorkers faxed each other copies of a poem he had written for an earlier and greater crisis, “September 1, 1939”.
Source: Alexander McCall Smith in The Spectator.
Another photo from Shirley’s photostream: birthday girl Laura (with cake).
Mido, Laura, Steve and half of Tina’s face.
Have your short story turned into a play.
Details of The Neville Prize at Nottingham Playhouse.
(Cassie, Stewart and Jennifer)
This year’s Lincoln Drift ended up with cake.
For next week’s English Now session (afternoon), please make sure you’ve read This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You by Jon McGregor.
For the following week read The Woman in Black. Phil will be taking the afternoon sessions from then till the end of term.
Just a reminder that in Weeks 7 & 8 (27/2/13 and 6/3/13) we’ll be listening to and discussing work in progress on your pamphlets.
Please make sure you’ve posted a section of your work (or as much as you’ve done so far) on your individual blogs so that everyone has had a chance to read it in advance.
Thanks to everyone at the symposium yesterday, particularly our guest, David Belbin, who read from his work and gave us some useful insights into the publishing business. His website is here.
David was in on the validation of the MA and has been our External Examiner since its inception. He’s now finished his stint. Extra thanks to him from Phil and me.
Hot Key Books has launched a free interactive writing project, “Fleur Hitchcock’s Story Adventure”, which is aimed at children aged 7-11 years, to help author Hitchcock write the sequel to her novel SHRUNK!
The project will run between 21st January and 13th May 2013, and will be hosted on a secure site through www.thestoryadventure.com. Children can register to take part from 11th December, read Hitchcock’s prologue for the book and put forward ideas for the title. Hitchcock will then post her first chapter on 21st January 2013 and invite children to answer questions and complete off-screen activities.
The best ideas will be incorporated into the following chapter, with a new chapter uploaded every Monday until 13th May 2013. The final book is due for publication in January 2014.
Source: The Bookseller.
Family plug: Clockwise to Titan.