Time: March 1, 2011 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Studio 1, The Stripe, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road
Website or Map: http://www.winchester.ac.uk/n…
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Carole Burns
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2011
A line-up of authors, agents and editors have been invited to read their work to students as well as the wider Winchester community.
1 March: Marcus Sedgwick has written a large number of books which have either been shortlisted or won over 30 awards, including the Booktrust Teenage Book Award 2007, the Carnegie Medal 2007, the Edgar Allan Poe Award 2003 and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2002. His most recent book is White Crow (2010).
This year’s Winchester Reading Series will also include:
22 February: Philip Gross has published numerous books of poetry as well as children’s novels.
28 February: readings by the acclaimed poet Myra Schneider*
26 April: distinguished fiction writer and journalist Linda Grant, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2000.
15 March: Will Atkins, editor of MacMillan’s New Writing
10 May: Candy Gourlay (10 May), whose first novel for children, Tall Story (2010) was shortlisted for this year’s Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize
3 May: London literary agent Lorella Belli .
“The renowned range of writers we have visiting our campus this year makes this year’s series an especially exciting event,” commented Carole Burns, Programme Leader for MA Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Winchester and also a published author.
“The Winchester Reading Series continues to contribute to the vibrant writing culture that we have at the University. I welcome people in Winchester to join our students to hear these authors and publishing professionals read from and talk about their work.”
As part of the series, playwright Nick Joseph and poet Dr Julian Stannard, both lecturers in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester, will read from their own published work inOff With Their Masks on 21 March.
All events for the Winchester Reading Series (apart from Myra Schneider*) take place at 6pm in Studio 1, The Stripe, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road.
*Myra Schneider will read from her work on 28 February at 6.30pm in Studio 2 in The Stripe.
Admission is free and readings will be followed by a question and answer session