Tag: writing

I only went into Blackwells to browse through their world music collection

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, or should that read Blackwells, last week! I didn’t want to venture very far.  My lunch buddy had cancelled, the drizzle had started and I needed to buy a sandwich

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The Novella Award

Do you have a short story you would like to share with others?  The Novella Award is running a competition, offering £1000 for the best short story (20,000-40,000 words) received and publication of the winning story by Sandstone Press. The deadline this

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Exploring queer cultures and lifestyles in the creative arts in Britain c1885-1967

The academic study of queer culture and lifestyles has become a popular field of study in several degree courses.  We have a broad range of books about this subject in the University Library. For anyone who is interested I came

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 15/02/16

Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction by Jeff Vandermeer This week’s book review is all about a writing manual.  Not as boring as it sounds though.  Jeff Vandermeer is a three-times winner of the World Fantasy Award

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 18/01/16

‘The Holy Grail on film: essays on the cinematic quest’ edited by Kevin J. Harty The Holy Grail is an elusive object prompting many quests, both real and imagined, in the mediaeval and modern world. Such is its ambiguity it

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How the ink flowed well at Ink:Well

As members of staff, we often feel on the perimeter when it comes to events taking place in our building. We direct students to rooms, let the catering folk in through the security gate with their urns of coffee and

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 5/10/15

This week I’ve chosen to look at, The storytelling animal: How stories make us human by Jonathan Gottschall.  I was interested to read about the forthcoming Ink: well project and thought I would like to learn more about the psychology

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Ink:Well – a life-writing workshop in the University Library

Led by Dr Alison Habens (Creative Writing) and Dr Clare Wilson (Psychology), this workshop is open to all staff and students of the university.  The workshop will run from 12–2 pm on Wednesday afternoons in November. It is part of our

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New Literature and Classics resource

Read comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts for student readers.  The author Companions series place each writer is in their literary and historical context; their major works are analysed, either in separate chapters

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Michelle Magorian book signing at Blackwell’s Bookshop

Local author Michelle Magorian, author of such classics as “Goodnight Mister Tom”, winner of the 1982 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, is reading from and signing copies of her new novel, “Impossible!” at our local Blackwell’s Bookshop, Portsmouth at 11 am on Saturday,

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