Find Your Way to the Launch of the Compass New Writing Anthology!
10th October 2015
From amid the the white noise of everyday existence – the static that echoes in all our ears – some mysterious coordinates recently materialized: it seems an event is coming to 51.8833° N, 2.0667° W (that’s the latitude and longitude of Cheltenham, people). Then, in the Cheltenham Library, we found scraps of an ancient map, which had to be carefully assembled by volunteer cartography students. The map led right here, to FCH Campus, and in the key two rooms were signified: apparently this event will be happening in TC001 and TC002A. But when, when? The final piece of the puzzle was an artefact unearthed in the quad: a compass inscribed with the date Tuesday October 27th, 2015.
At last, the riddle had revealed itself. It was the launch of the Compass Anthology: the latest in the New Writing series, featuring the best work from the talented students on the Creative Writing programme at the University of Gloucestershire. And it’s happening here, on campus, in just a few week’s time. There are rumours of traveller’s rum, of readings, of a new after-party venue. All those will be confirmed in due course. So mark that date (Tuesday Oct. 27th!) on your charts, and set your navigation instruments to TC001 and TC002A on FCH Campus, at 6.45 p.m. And keep tabs on this blog for further bulletins. For now, we’ll tantalize you with a glimpse of the cover…