Arvon appoints Long as first virtual writer in residence

Creative writing charity Arvon has appointed Rachel Long as its first virtual writer in residence for its online programme, Arvon at Home. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-26 00:33:48 UTC ]
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Sarah McIntyre appointed BookTrust’s Writer-Illustrator in Residence

Sarah McIntyre has been unveiled as the new online Writer-Illustrator in Residence for reading charity BookTrust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Substack starts 'concerted push' for UK writers with Storr appointment

Substack is starting a "concerted push" to bring more UK based writers to the platform, and has appointed Farrah Storr as a new head of partnerships for the region. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-30 08:13:23 UTC ]
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Winterson joins Substack as writer in residence

Jeanette Winterson has joined the online platform Substack and been named its new writer in residence for November. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-01 06:46:24 UTC ]
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Arts centre offers residency as part of Working Class Writers Festival

Bristol arts hub and charity Knowle West Media Centre is seeking a writer who identifies as working-class to participate in a mini residency as part of the centre's Working Class Writers Festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-01 12:58:06 UTC ]
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Terpstra and Richardson to be 'Noirwich' crime festival writers in residence

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival has today confirmed Anita Terpstra and Paddy Richardson will be its Unesco City of Literature virtual writers in residence for 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer to headline virtual Writers' Weekend

Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, will be the keynote speaker at the virtual Writers' Weekend, a four-day conference that will now be live streamed from 9th-12th July.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 23:55:15 UTC ]
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Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch was a ‘well-fluencer’ long before those existed. One writer is giving the trailblazer her due.

Marisa Meltzer discusses her new book, “This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World — and Me.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Gourlay announced as BookTrust’s writer in residence

Candy Gourlay will explore how books can be both mirrors and windows to the world in her new role as BookTrust’s writer in residence. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nicola Davies becomes BookTrust writer-in-residence

Nature writer Nicola Davies has been appointed BookTrust’s new writer-in-residence. Davies, who takes over the role from Nadia Shireen, will use her six-month residency to encourage children to explore the natural world around them. “I’m very happy to have been chosen to be a Writer in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Arvon appoints Jeremy Treglown as new chair

Creative writing charity Arvon has appointed biographer Jeremy Treglown, a former editor of the Times Literary Supplement, to be its new chair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Leading writers to take up residencies in London libraries

Leading writers Irenosen Okojie, Courttia Newland, Bidisha, and Alex Wheatle MBE are to take up residencies in London libraries as part of a new literary initiative. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Coffee House Press Uses $100K Grant to Build Up Writers Residency Program

Coffee House Press in Minneapolis has just received a $100,000 grant from the Bush Foundation. The press said it intend to use much of the grant money its In the Stacks residency program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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St. Patrick's Day: New York City residents can get a free book by an Irish writer

The Irish Arts Center in New York City will be handing out thousands of books by Irish writers to NYC residents on the holiday. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Man Booker Prize long list includes writers Colum McCann, Tash Aw

While some books on this year's Man Booker prize long list have gotten buzz here in the US, none of them compare (so far) with the success of last year's winner, Hilary Mantel's 'Bring Up the Bodies.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Levenson to be bookshop 'writer in residence'

The Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, London, is to have its own "writer in residence... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Denis Johnson, 'Writer's Writer's Writer,' Dead at 67

The award-winning fiction writer, poet, and playwright, whose best-known and most influential work, the story collection 'Jesus' Son,' turned 25 this year, has died. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Northern Writers' Awards gives £47k worth of prizes to 27 writers

Twenty-seven writers have been recognised at this year's annual Northern Writers’ Awards, sharing the £47,000 prize fund to enable their new writing in progress, across forms including prose, poetry and television.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Are You a New York Writer or an LA Writer?

You go to a coffee shop in order to focus on your craft. What do you order?  A. A black coffee.  B. An almond milk matcha.  What is your critically acclaimed debut novel about?  A. A man getting stuck on a subway train and revisiting the weight of all of the mistakes he’s made in […] The post... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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London Writers Awards celebrates 30 'underrepresented' writers

Spread the Word has chosen 30 writers from underrepresented backgrounds for its second annual London Writers Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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