Month: October 2011

Angela France wins Lightship Poetry Prize

Congratulations to acclaimed poet Angela France, who has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Lightship International Poetry Prize. The prize, which this year was judged by Jackie Kay, has earned Angela an envy-inducing £1000. Angela studied […]

  Uncategorized 18 October 2011  

Literature Festival Retrospective – Afternoon Readings

It’s too late to attend the Literature Festival’s Afternoon Readings, but you can listen to them online until Wednesday 19th October. Thanks to University of Gloucestershire Creative Writing student Keely O’Shaughnessy for reccomending these recordings – the events […]

  Uncategorized 17 October 2011  

Exclusive David Vann Interview

David Vann is one of the most exciting voices in contemporary American letters. His first work of fiction, Legend of a Suicide, won seven literary awards and was selected as a book of the year by 25 publications, […]

  Uncategorized 14 October 2011  

Bookshops in Cheltenham

Most Creative Writing students at the University of Gloucestershire know about the big Waterstone’s on The Promenade, but Cheltenham has much more than this to offer booklovers. In particular, the town hosts two brilliant second hand bookstores and […]

  Uncategorized 6 October 2011  

D.D. Johnston at Cheltenham Waterstone’s

D.D. Johnston, Creative Writing lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, will be talking in Cheltenham on Wednesday 12th October. The talk, billed as ‘NOT the Literature Festival,’ will cover why he can’t stand Virginia Woolf, what links James […]

  Uncategorized 5 October 2011  

Open mic night

The first open mic session of the new academic year will be on Monday 10th October at The Frog and Fiddle pub on Cheltenham High Street. This free event is open to all students and staff at the […]

  Uncategorized 3 October 2011