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UEA MA Creative Writing Anthology Launches 2016

Thursday 6 October
7pm
London Review Bookshop
&
Tuesday 11 October
7pm
UEA Drama Studio

The launches of our annual MA Creative Writing Anthologies are always very popular events. Come to the London Review Bookshop or the UEA Drama Studio to hear 2016's students read from their work, enjoy a glass of wine and plenty of literary chat. There is also the opportunity to buy the books.

Email literaryevents@uea.ac.uk to register your interest in attending.


UEA Live Autumn 2016

UEA Live logoJoin us for a lively evening of literature in the fabulously atmospheric Dragon Hall as we showcase the very best in new writing talent, featuring students from the world famous UEA Creative Writing programmes, alongside some of the most innovative and exciting headline authors from across the globe.

Grab a drink from the pop-up bar, browse books from The Book Hive and settle in for a delicious evening in the company of words, in the hear of England's UNESCO City of Literature.

Thursday 13 October 
Sophie Collins & Emily Berry - Penguin Modern Poets I: If i'm scared we can't win

Thursday 27 October
Sara Taylor - The Lauras
Rowan Buchanan - Harmless Like You

Thursday 24 November
Megan Bradbury - Everyone is Watching

Thursday 15 December
Naomi Alderman - The Power

Doors open for all events at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. All events are free and all are welcome - no booking necessary.

Contact: Philip Langeskov (P.Langeskov@uea.ac.uk) / Writers' Centre Norwich (01603877177)


Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2016

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2016

Thursday 15 September – Sunday 18 September

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival celebrates the sharpest noir and crime writing over four days of author events, film screenings and writing masterclasses in Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature.

Noirwich season tickets & individual tickets are on sale. Snap them up quickly – people will be killing for them later in the year…
 

Thursday 15 September
An Evening with Peter James
6.30pm, The Pantry Restaurant, Jarrold

Friday 16 September
Charlie Higson on Bond
6pm, UEA

Spotlight: Ian Rankin
8pm, UEA

Saturday 17 September
From Fact to Fiction; Duncan Campbell, Kate Rhodes and Jane Corry on deadly research
10am, Dragon Hall, Norwich

Keeping it in the family, domestic suspense with Julia Crouch, Christobel Kent and Sarah Hilary
12pm, Dragon Hall, Norwich

Barry Forshaw, Steve Mosby, Dreda Say Mitchell and Harry Bingham discuss Brit Noir
2pm, Dragon Hall, Norwich

Ones to watch – First Blood; Abir Mukherjee, A A Dhand & Michelle Davies
4pm, Dragon Hall, Norwich

Screenwriting 101 with M J Arlidge and Tom Benn
6pm, Dragon Hall, Norwich

Sophie Hannah and Denise Mina in conversation
8pm, Dragon Hall, Norwich

Sunday 18 September
The Bloody Brunch
Four sensational crime writers, bloody mary's and brunch!
From 10.30am, Dragon Hall, Norwich

Details on Masterclasses coming soon.


UEA Live Spring 2016

UEA and Writers' Centre Norwich present a series of free literature evenings in the spectacular, medieval Dragon Hall. Join us for the very best in new writing talent, featuring students from the world-famous UEA Creative Writing programmes, alongside some of the most innovative and exciting headline authors from across the globe.

Enjoy the pop-up bar, browse the books at The Book Hive stall, meet fellow writing enthusiasts and be the first to hear the future stars of UK publishing.

Entrance is free and all are welcome.

All events take place at Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall, 115 King ST, Norwich, NR1 1QE 
7pm (doors at 6.30pm)

UEA Live dates:

Thursday 21 January
Paul M.M. Cooper , Author of River of Ink, Bloomsbury

"It isn't easy to write about the past with both a hesitant watchfulness and a calm assurance [...] but that's exactly what Paul Cooper has acheived" Amit Chaudhuri

Thursday 18 February
Mona Arshi, Author of Small Hands, Liverpool University Press

"Nothing less than Britain's most promising writer" Sathnam Sanghera, The Times

Thursday 3 March
K.J. Orr, Author of Lightbox, Daunt Books

"Each story contains enigmatic, piercingly clear images and startling gestures that illuminate its characters in all their passions and furtiveness" Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins

Thursday 21 April
Juliet Jacques, Author of Trans: A Memoir, Verso

"Brave and moving, Trans is necessary reading for anyone who cares about gender, power, freedom and desire" Olivia Laing, author of The Trip to Echo Spring

Contact: Philip Langeskov (p.langeskov@uea.ac.uk) / Writers’ Centre Norwich: 01603 877177


Readings from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows

NEW DATE: Monday 23 November 2015

7pm

Arts 2.51

 

You are invited to listen to readings from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows, Rupert Christiansen and Sian Evans.

 

Rupert Christiansen (born 1954) is an English writer, journalist and critic, who studied at Cambridge and Columbia universities. He has written a number of books, including a biography of Victorian poet Arthur Hugh Clough, and won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1988 for Romantic Affinities. His memoir I Know you're Going to be Happy won the Spear's Memoir of the Year prize in 2013.He has also written for many British and American newspapers and periodicals, including The Spectator, Harper's and Queen, Vanity Fair, Times Literary Supplement and Literary Review. Formerly arts editor of Harper's and Queen and deputy arts editor of The Observer, he has been opera critic and arts columnist of the Daily Telegraph and dance critic of The Mail on Sunday since 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997. He sits on the editorial board of Opera magazine, and is a former board member of the Charleston Trust and the Gate Theatre. In 2010, he was appointed to the international jury of the Birgit Nilsson Prize.

 

 

Sian Evans was born and brought up in Wales and studied French at Royal Holloway.  She began her writing career as a translator before moving into writing (and translating) plays.  She has written for the National Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Liverpool Playhouse, Riverside Studios, Theatre Clywd and The Arcola among others.  She has also written extensively for radio and TV and has created series for ITV and RTE.  Her stage play Terra was shortlisted in Amnesty International’s Protecting The Human competition.  She has just written her first libretto for Scottish opera company NOISE which premiers in Shetland in November.

 

 

If you have any queries, please email literaryevents@uea.ac.uk


Launches of UEA MA Creative Writing Anthologies 2015

Tuesday 6 October
7pm
UEA Drama Studio

&

Wednesday 21 October
7pm
London Review Bookshop

 

The launches of our annual MA Creative Writing Anthologies are always very popular events.  Come to the UEA Drama Studio or the London Review Bookshop to hear 2015's students read from their work, enjoy a glass of wine and plenty of literary chat.  There is also the opportunity to buy the books.

Email literaryevents@uea.ac.uk to register your interest in attending.


UEA Live 2015/16

UEA LIVE, in collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich, brings you a series of readings from the historic Dragon Hall, showcasing the past, present and future of UEA writing talent. All headline authors will be supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes. Bookselling duties will be performed by The Book Hive.

Entrance is FREE and all are very welcome indeed.

Forthcoming UEA Live dates:

Thursday 1 October 2015, 7pm (doors at 6.30pm), Dragon Hall:
Thomas Morris, Author of We Don’t Know What We’re Doing (Faber & Faber, 2015)
 

Thursday 29 October 2015, 7pm (doors at 6.30pm), Dragon Hall:
Will Boast, Author of Power Ballads (University of Iowa, 2011) and Epilogue (Granta 2015)
 

Thursday 26 November 2015: 7pm (doors at 6.30pm), Dragon Hall:
Joanna Walsh, Author of Fractals (3:AM Press, 2013), ), Hotel (Bloomsbury, 2015) and Vertigo (The Dorothy Project, 2015)
 

Thursday 10 December, 2015, 7pm (doors at 6.30pm), Dragon Hall:
The Norwich Camarade, curated by S. J. Fowler
 

Contact: Philip Langeskov (p.langeskov@uea.ac.uk) / Writers’ Centre Norwich: 01603 877177


FLY Festival

Monday 13th - Friday 17th July 2015

FLY is the University of East Anglia's Festival of Literature for Young People.

In July 2013, the University of East Anglia launched FLY as the first literature and creative writing festival in the UK aimed specifically at the age group of secondary school students, 11 – 17-year-olds.

FLY's aim is to inspire young people to read for pleasure, develop a love of books and to discover the power of writing. This is achieved through an innovative programme of author events, workshops, and readings which combine pedagogy and entertainment.

View the full FLY programme here.


UEA Live: Worlds Special: featuring Dennison Smith

Thursday 18th June
7.15pm
Cafe Bar Marzano, The Forum

UEA Live returns by popular demand for a one-off summer special.

Dennison Smith is a novelist, poet and playwright as well as an actor and director. Her work has been performed and published in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. She is the author of two poetry collections and Scavenger, a work of poetic fiction. The Eye of the Day is her first novel. Originally from Chicago and Vermont, she now splits her time between London, England, and a small island in British Columbia. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she is presently teaching and pursuing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing.

Supported, as always, by some of UEA's finest writing talent:

Peter Bloxham         Khalil Botterill
Jo Thompson           Silvia Rose
Sohini Basak           Jacob Gardner
Anna Pook               Hannah Garrard


2015 Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology Launch

Creative Writing Anthology Launch PosterTuesday 9th June 2015
7pm
Norwich Arts Centre Bar

Entry free

 

The Editors of Undergrowth: The UEA Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology 2015 are hosting the launch party of this year’s anthology of undergraduate writing, with readings, a bar, music, and all manner of other good things.

 

Visit the Facebook events page.


Introducing Contemporary Indian Theatre and Practice

Monday 1st June 2015
5pm
Arts 3.27, UEA
Entry free

Theatre in India has always deciphered its presence as a major aspect of entertainment while at the same time demonstrating its possibilities as a powerful tool voicing descent. This presentation introduces both aspects of Indian contemporary theatre.

It briefly introduces the theatre activities set in motion by the communities, independent playwrights, directors, performers and institutions within various language spaces today. It also introduces how the influence of folk and mythology not only keeps alive traditional theatres like the Gubbi Company or the Surabhi Nataka Mandali but also controls the form and executions of the contemporary Indian theatre. 

By bringing in the, socio-political dimensions addressed by theatre today, the presentation tries to illustrate how modern Indian theatre practice has been a community activity that transcends beyond being a simple entertainment.

Dr Mamta Sagar is a recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Translation Fellowship 2015 at the BCLT, UEA. She has three collections of poems, four plays, an anthology of column writing, a collection of critical essays in Kannada and English on gender, language, literature and culture and a book on Slovenian-Kannada Literature Interactions to her credit. Mamta currently teaches at the Centre for Kannada Studies, Bangalore University and lives in Bangalore, India.


UEA Poetry Festival 2015

Friday 17th - Saturday 18th April
UEA Drama Studio & Aroma Cafe/Bar
 
The Inaugural UEA Poetry Festival.

Starring


ANDREA BRADY / JULIANA SPAHR / KATE DUCKNEY / LAURA ELLIOTT / FRANCESCA LISETTE / REBECCA PERRY / ANGUS SINCLAIR / SAM SOLOMON / JO SURZYN / SAMANTHA WALTON / ADAM WARNE

Friday 17 April: 19.30 for a 20.00 start
Aroma Coffee & Wine Bar, 5 Upper King Street, Norwich NR3 1RB
Curated by the MA Poetry cohort, the evening will feature selected readings from a pamphlet published by the students to celebrate the event.
Entrance free.

Saturday 18 April: 13.00 -22.00
UEA Drama Studio
Readings from 11 poets, hailing from Norwich to Oakland.
£10 / £5 concessions.
 
Find out more about the UEA POETICS PROJECT.

Brecht into English: Reception, Re/editing, Re/translating

Wednesday 18th March
3-6pm
UEA,
Arts 2.06

This seminar on the cultural transmission of the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht features presentations from two UEA alumni, Prof. Steve Giles (University of Nottingham) and translator Romy Fursland.
It celebrates the launch of two recent theoretical volumes from Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, Brecht on Theatre (3rd edn) and Brecht on Performance, published in late 2014 as part of the AHRC-funded research project “Brecht into English” (http://brecht.mml.ox.ac.uk/).

Brecht on Theatre: 3:00pm -4.15pm  & Brecht on Performance: 4.30pm -6:00pm

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Being Human

From Humanism to the Human: A Medieval and Renaissance Journey

A Three-Day Celebration of Norwich’s History, Culture and Archives (Nov 19-21) – part of the nationwide Being Human Festival of the Humanities: http://beinghumanfestival.org/

Event 1: Reading Norwich's Past
Wednesday 19 November, 2-4pm
The Curve, The Forum, Norwich
Speakers: Dr Matthew Woodcock, Dr Karen Smyth, Dr Hugh Doherty

Event 2: Reading Norwich's Past Readers
Thursday 20 November, 5.30pm - 7pm
Norwich Record Office, The Green Room
Speakers: Dr Matthew Sillence, Dr Will Rossiter, Dr Tom Roebuck

Event 3: Walking Through and Digging up Norwich's Past
Friday 21 November, 2-4pm
The Forum Gallery, The Forum Norwich
Speakers: Mr Michael Loveday, Dr John Alba

Download: Flyer [PDF]

 


Readings from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Readings from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Monday 10 November 2014
7pm
UEA, Arts 01.06


You are invited to listen to readings from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows, Keith Tutt and Rupert Christiansen.

About Keith Tutt

Keith studied Philosophy and Psychology at Bristol University. Since 1982 Keith has worked mainly as a scriptwriter, author and documentary maker. Keith has been a winner of the National Screenwriting Competition, the BT Science Journalism Award and a Children's BAFTA. Keith is currently working on graphic novels and comic strips for the project 'Lard Wants World Peace!' as well as other books and screenplays.

 

 

 

About Rupert Christiansen

Rupert Christiansen (born 1954) is an English writer, journalist and critic, who studied at Cambridge and Columbia universities. He has written a number of books, including a biography of Victorian poet Arthur Hugh Clough, and won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1988 for Romantic Affinities. His memoir I Know you're Going to be Happy won the Spear's Memoir of the Year prize in 2013.He has also written for many British and American newspapers and periodicals, including The Spectator, Harper's and Queen, Vanity Fair, Times Literary Supplement and Literary Review. Formerly arts editor of Harper's and Queen and deputy arts editor of The Observer, he has been opera critic and arts columnist of the Daily Telegraph and dance critic of The Mail on Sunday since 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997. He sits on the editorial board of Opera magazine, and is a former board member of the Charleston Trust and the Gate Theatre. In 2010, he was appointed to the international jury of the Birgit Nilsson Prize.

 

If you have any queries, please email literaryevents@uea.ac.uk


Launches of UEA MA Creative Writing Anthologies 2014

Tuesday 14th October
7pm
UEA Drama Studio

 &
Wednesday 22nd October
7pm
London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1

 
All are welcome to attend the London and Norwich launches of the UEA MA Creative Writing Anthologies 2014, which feature work from this year's graduating MA Creative Writing students. Come and join us for readings, a glass of wine and the chance to mingle for literary conversation. Copies of the four volumes (Prose, Biography and Creative Nonfiction, Script and Poetry) will be on sale at the latest of what are now eagerly anticipated annual events.  They will also be available from the publisher, Eggbox.
 


UEA Live: 2014/15

UEA LIVE brings you a series of readings in the heart of Norwich, showcasing the past, present and future of writing talent.

FREE to attend - everyone welcome.

Forthcoming UEA Live dates:

Thursday 2 October 2014, 7.15pm - Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Emma Healey

Thursday 30 October 2014 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Jonathan Gibbs

Thursday 27 November 2014, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Emily Berry

Thursday 11 December 2014 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Tash Aw

Thursday 22 January 2015, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Eliza Robertson

Thursday 19 February 2015,  7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Dea Brøvig

Thursday 19 March 2015, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Will Boast

Thursday 23 April 2015, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
May-Lan Tan

For more information visit www.uea.ac.uk/litfest/other-arts-events or email P.Langeskov@uea.ac.uk


Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

When: Wednesday 10 - Sunday 14 September 2014

Where: Venues across Norwich

Cost and tickets: See information for a specific event as prices vary. Tickets are available on www.noirwich.co.uk

About: A deadly new festival of crime writing is coming to No(i)rwich this September in an exciting collaboration between the Crime Writers' Association, the University of East Anglia, Waterstones and Writers' Centre Norwich. Noirwich Crime Writing Festival celebrates the sharpest noir and crime writing over five days of author events, film screenings and writing workshops in Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature. From big events featuring the likes of Val McDermid and Sophie Hannah, to specially developed crime writing workshops with Simon Brett and Henry Sutton, there's something for every reader and writer of crime.

More information: www.noirwich.co.uk


UEA LIVE 2013/14

UEA LIVE brings you a series of readings in the heart of Norwich, showcasing the past, present and future of UEA writing talent.

All readings are by established writers who are all graduates of UEA's Creative Writing Programmes. The established writers will be supported by current Creative Writing undergraduates, bringing together talented writers at all stages of their careers for your delectation.

The events, in conjunction with the Writer's Centre Norwich, are a chance to enjoy quality writing in a relaxed atmosphere as well as the chance to chat to each other and the writers over a drink (or two).

FREE to attend - everyone welcome.

Forthcoming UEA Live dates:

Thursday 23 January, 7.15pm - Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Christie Watson
 
Thursday 13 February, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
D. W. Wilson

Thursday 13 March, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
Joe Dunthorne

Thursday 3 April, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
  Naomi Wood

Thursday 8 May, 7.15pm – Café Bar Marzano, The Forum:
  Tash Aw

Thursday 5 June, 6.30pm – Council Chamber, UEA:
Launch of Undergraduate Anthology, hosted by Rose Tremain, Chancellor of the University of East Anglia

UEA Live will culminate in June 2014 with the launch of the Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology.


Further info: http://www.newwriting.net/ and Writers' Centre Norwich.

 


The Science Fiction 'New Wave' At Fifty conference

Keynote: Professor Rob Latham (UC, Riverside): Senior Editor, Science Fiction Studies; editorial board member, The Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television and The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.

 

Saturday 31 May 2014

University of East Anglia, Norwich

 

Conference Organisers: Dr Mark P. Williams | Dr Jacob Huntley | Dr Matthew Taunton

 

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In May 1964 New Worlds #142 hits the newsstands. It is the first edition edited by Michael Moorcock and ushers in a creative, and much debated, reinterpretation of the aesthetics of Science Fiction. The "New Wave" has begun. This period of aesthetic innovation connected a great many of the pressing concerns of the day, from the apocalyptic threat of the Cold War to the potential of the Space Age, but it also preceded the concerns of subsequent generations including postmodernism, questions of identity and subjectivity, and the nature of history.

Fifty years after that landmark issue the ripples continue to be felt, washing through various modes of fantastic literature from slipstream to the New Weird, from cyberpunk to steampunk.

As a way of celebrating and acknowledging the influence of Moorcock’s tenure as editor of New Worlds starting with that seminal May/June issue, the University of East Anglia will be hosting a conference, The Science Fiction New Wave at Fifty on Saturday 31 May 2014.

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Professor Rob Latham is a senior editor of Science Fiction Studies and member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television and The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.  He is currently completing a book on New Wave Science Fiction focusing on its connections to counterculture movements and debates of the 1960s and '70s. 

Registration

Registration for the conference is via Eventbrite.

Programme

Download: Draft programme [PDF]. Please note: this is a draft programme and is subject to change.

Submissions Extended

Submissions by Monday 10th March 2014

Papers are invited on any aspect of "New Wave" Science Fiction related to New Worlds, from key writers such as J G Ballard, Hilary Baily and M. John Harrison, to Moorcock himself, or comparisons between the British and American versions of "New Wave" and their relationships with Science Fiction as a mode.  We also welcome panel proposals of up to four papers with a unifying theme. 

This conference emphasises the international and culturally dialogic qualities of “New Wave” SF and is particularly interested in papers exploring how the themes and concepts which drive the 'movement' have been transformed in the intervening decades, and how they manifest in contemporary fiction today.

Topics for discussion might include but are not limited to:

  • Inner Space versus Outer Space
  • The “New Wave” and the “New Weird”
  • New Worlds as inspiration for Steampunk and/or Cyberpunk
  • Time Travel and Subjectivity
  • Synthesis of the avant-garde and populism in the “New Wave”
  • Apocalypse and ecological catastrophe
  • “New Wave” and transgression

Writers for discussion might include:

Hilary Bailey

J.G. Ballard

Samuel R. Delany

M. John Harrison

Michael Moorcock

Pamela Zoline     

Alongside other writers and artists connected with or inspired by the "New Wave"


Further Information

Further information regarding registration opening and closing dates will be posted to this webpage. 

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Organiser Profiles

Dr Mark P. Williams | https://independent.academia.edu/MarkPWilliams

Dr Jacob Huntley | https://www.uea.ac.uk/literature/people/profile/jacob-huntley  

Dr Matthew Taunton | http://www.uea.ac.uk/literature/people/profile/m-taunton


Medieval & Early Modern LDC seminar series

Friday 2.30 -4pm in Arts 2.01 (unless stated otherwise)
Everyone Welcome

4th October: Dr Karen Smyth
‘The Poet with Nine Lives: John Lydgate’

18th October: Dr Rebecca Pinner
'Testing the Limits of Genre: St Edmund, “Martyr Mayde and Kynge”, and Midwife’?

8th November: Dr Tom Roebuck
‘ “That great treasury of English history & antiquity": Thomas Smith (1638-1710) and Early-Modern Antiquarianism'

22nd November: Dr Will Rossiter
'Wyatt's Penitential Psalms and the Diplomacy of Salvation, or Why I Spend My Nights with Italian Men'

6th December: Dr Sarah Salih (King’s College London)
Title tbc

*31st January: Dr Clive Wilkins-Jones
Venue: Norfolk Heritage Collection

*5th February: Dr Matthew Sillence & Dr Tim Pestell
Venue: Castle Museum – seals (Wed 2-5pm)

14th February: Sophie Sawicka-Sykes
Topic: Choirs and Ascestic Literature
Note: this seminar is to be held in Arts 4.16

*21st February: Gudrun Warren
To be held in Norwich Cathedral Library (Fri 3-4pm)

7th March: Elizabeth McDonald
Topic: The Pastons’ reading habits
Note: this seminar is to be held in Arts 4.16

21st March: Dr Katherine Hunt
‘Shuffle and play, read and learn: early modern English didactic playing cards’
Note: this seminar is to be held in Arts 4.16

4th April: Emma Mills
Topic: Emotions and Disability in 15th Century literature

*For visits to the archives, please contact Karen Smyth to book a place via email: K.Smyth@uea.ac.uk


UEA Arthur Miller Centre Literary Festival Autumn 2013

This Autumn, to mark the University's 50th anniversary, the festival celebrates literary and academic achievement at the University of East Anglia with a glittering line-up of writers and Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse, all of whom have studied or taught at the University at some point in their careers.

Taking place from 2 October to 20 November 2013 in Lecture Theatre 1, the seven week long festival is kicked off by UEA Chancellor and former BA English Literature graduate Rose Tremain on 2 October, whose latest novel published last year, Merivel: A Man of His Time, is a sequel to Restoration and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust book prize.

The remaining six events will each welcome two acclaimed authors to speak on campus. On October 9, Naomi Alderman, who was included in the Granta Magazine list of Best of Young British Novelists this year, will appear alongside the director of UEA’s Creative Writing programme Andrew Cowan whose first novel, Pig, won numerous awards.

And on October 16, Young Bond creator Charlie Higson, also known as author of and performer in The Fast Show, will join David Almond whose first novel Skellig won multiple awards, was translated in 30 languages and turned into a popular Sky TV drama.

Booker Prize-winning Anne Enright and Adam Foulds, one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, will appear on October 23 while on October 30 John Boyne will join prize-winning author Andrew Miller, whose novel Pure won the Costa Book of the Year.

On November 6, Tracy Chevalier, who was made a UEA honorary graduate in July and whose novel Girl with a Pearl Earring was made into a popular film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, will be joining author of eight books and MA Creative Writing graduate Glenn Patterson, winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. And Ian McEwan will be in conversation with Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse on November 13.

Season tickets for all seven events, excluding the Kazuo Ishiguro event, are priced at £42 (concessions £35) and individual tickets priced £7 (no concessions) are available from the UEA Box Office on 01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events

To find out more visit www.uea.ac.uk/litfest
 


UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir auditions

Location: UEA School of Music

Date: Wednesday 25 September (orchestra only), Friday 27 September and Monday 30 September

Time: Wednesday 25 September (orchestra only 2pm-4pm), Friday 27 September (orchestra 2pm-6pm, choir 11am-5.30pm) and Monday 30 September (orchestra 2pm-6pm, choir 6.45pm-7.10pm)

Attendance: Auditions are FREE to attend and open to all (staff, students and members of the local community)

For more information: email musicevents@uea.ac.uk, or phone 01603 593948

UEA’s popular Symphony Orchestra and Choir are looking for new members to join them for their 2013-14 concert season. If you are a keen orchestral player or singer and are interested in joining the UEA Symphony Orchestra or Choir, please come along and audition!

Both ensembles are open to all (students, staff and members of the local community) and have positions available in all sections. 

UEA Choir, directed by Tom Primrose, welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience, while UEA Symphony Orchestra, directed by UEA Director of Music Sharon Choa, welcomes players of ABRSM Grade 6 standard or above.

Both UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir rehearse weekly, during the autumn and spring semesters, and perform at least two concerts, each academic year, at some of Norwich’s most prestigious concert venues. This Autumn’s performances include: a fun open-rehearsal of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Professor Peter Aston’s The True Glory, on Saturday 28 September; a performance with Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of Britten’s War Requiem, on Saturday 9 November; a concert of Elgar’s Cello Concerto (performed on the viola) and Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, on Friday 15 November; and a Christmas carol concert, on Wednesday 4 December. In the Spring, there will be a combined UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir concert, on Friday 14 March and a UEA Symphony Orchestra tour of France. Further details of the 2013-14 concert season can be found at www.uea.ac.uk/music/music-events

Auditions for UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir will take place Wednesday 25 September (orchestra only), Friday 27 September and Monday 30 September. To arrange an audition, please email musicevents@uea.ac.uk or phone 01603 593948.


Readings from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows

You are invited to listen to readings from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows, Sian Evans and Keith Tutt on Monday 21st October 2013.

Taking place at 7pm in UEA Chaplaincy, the event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will also be provided.

Please see below for more information about our Fellows.

  Sian Evans
 Sian was born and brought up in Wales and studied French at Royal Holloway. She began her writing career as a translator before moving into writing (and translating) plays. She has written for the National Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Liverpool Playhouse, Riverside Studios and Theatre Clywd among others. She has also written extensively for TV and has created series for ITV and RTE. Her play Terra was shortlisted in Amnesty International’s Protecting The Human competition. Her last play, Gibraltar, written with lawyer Alisatir Brett, was produced at the Arcola theatre earlier this year.

She is currently working on a stage play under the wing of the NT Studio, and a radio play, Blown Away, for BBC R4.

 

 

Keith Tutt
  Keith was born in 1959 and studied Philosophy and Psychology at Bristol University. Since 1982 Keith has worked mainly as a scriptwriter, book author and documentary maker for television. His first screenplay, an adaptation of the Martin Amis novel Other People: A Mystery Story, was funded by the National Film Development Fund which led to a commission for a three-part version for BBC TV Series and Serials. Winner of the National Screenwriting Competition in 1987 for his original screenplay ‘The Blue Pearl’, Keith also won the BT Science Journalism of the Year Award in 1993 and a Children’s BAFTA award in 2000. Writing fiction and poetry since 2000, he also has six non-fiction book titles published and he has two children’s books in print.

Keith is currently working on books and graphic novels for the project 'Lard Wants World Peace!' which Keith co-creates with illustrator/artist Daniel Saunders. He is also writing new non-fiction books and screenplays.
 


Early Modern Orientations: Symposium on the Arts and Humanities, 1500-1800

Friday 17 May 2013

University of East Anglia
Norwich
Elizabeth Fry Building 01.08


Early Modern Orientations: Symposium on the Arts and Humanities, 1500-1800

Friday 17 May 2013

University of East Anglia
Norwich
Elizabeth Fry Building 01.08

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It's All Up In the Air

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013

As part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013, members of staff from LDC will be leading a series of conversations and workshops on topics including politicomics, children's picture books, literary translation  and the fascinations of fairy tales.

Download the leaflet (PDF).


FLY Festival of Literature for Young People

University of East Anglia

13 - 17 July 2015

FLY is the University of East Anglia's Festival of Literature for Young People. It is for everyone aged 11-17, whether you have a passion for poetry or prose, song lyrics or sci-fi, blogs or graphic novels, whether you are a book worm or have never really got into books.

There are lots of events during the Festival. Visit our What's On page to see the full line-up.

 

 


UEA international creative writing course in India

Following the success of its first week-long writing course in March this year, UEA will be organizing a second course to be held in Calcutta from July 16th- 24th 2013.

The focus of the July course will be on non-fiction writing. It will be led by award-winning author  and  UEA professor of contemporary literature  Amit Chaudhuri and the acclaimed biographer and historian Patrick French. The course is for writers interested in biography, the essay, travel writing, popular history writing, psychogeography, and the urban experience.

Modelled on UEA’s pioneering Creative Writing MA, the eight-day course will be for students who wish to develop their skills as writers of non-fiction through a series of intensive workshops, tutorials,  lectures, public  talks, and  other events. We welcome applications from writers who are engaged in a serious project of non-fiction writing.

Twenty-four places are available on the course. The deadline for applications is  June 7th 2013.  Course fees  are Rs 25,000 (Indian Rupees), approximately £290 (British Pounds), excluding accommodation. Some financial assistance may be available to appropriately qualified applicants to help meet  the costs of participating. Local administrative staff will advise successful applicants about accommodation and  other queries.

Applicants worldwide  should send a 2000-word sample of their writing, with CV and  a reference, to the School of Literature,  Drama,  and  Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom. Where possible application should be submitted electronically.  For further information  contact Brigitte Nelson  on +44 (0)1603  597592, email b.nelson@uea.ac.uk or visit www.uea.ac.uk/creativewriting/news.

At the end  of the course students will receive a certificate of completion and  there  will be an opportunity for them to find out about applying to UEA’s Creative Writing MA. Scholarship funding  for the MA may be available to appropriately qualified  applicants.


Nordic Translation conference

Location: University of East Anglia
Date: 4 Apr 2013 – 6 Apr 2013
Organiser: Dr BJ Epstein
Contactb.epstein@uea.ac.uk
Contact Website: www.nordictranslation.net

The second Nordic Translation Conference will take place Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 April 2013 at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, as part of the university's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The keynote speakers are Andrew Chesterman, Riitta Oittinen, Ástráður Eysteinsson, and Anna Mauranen.

Download the conference schedule/programme .

Download a registration form (in Word format) for the Nordic Translation conference. PDF format

Download publisher information

For more information, please visit www.nordictranslation.net

Please note that there is no longer any accommodation available on the UEA campus on Thursday 4 April or Friday 5 April for the Nordic Translation Conference. For information on Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels in the local area, please download our accommodation information sheet

The conference would like to acknowledge the support of the Danish Embassy, Finnish Embassy, Icelandic Embassy, Norwegian Embassy and the Swedish Embassy, as well as the Nordic Culture Fund, the Swedish Institute and publishers John Benjamins.


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