Friday 17 September 2010


News: Inside Out Festival 2010

Writers, take note! Inside Out Festival 2010 will be taking place next month - 25th -30th October 2010. From the press release:

inside out fest

The Inside Out Festival celebrates the exciting and often unexpected contribution made by London universities to the literary and cultural life of the capital. Festival-goers can hear from some of today’s most successful writers and learn from some of London’s most eminent literary scholars.

Goldsmiths, City University London, Birkbeck, Queen Mary, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London are amongst the nine university institutions throwing open their doors for the week of public events which will include film screenings, music and theatre performances, art and fashion exhibitions, and talks with well-known academics and high-profile commentators. The events will take place all over London at cultural venues such as the Barbican, the National Portrait Gallery and Somerset House, and in rarely-seen spaces in the universities.

Sally Taylor, Inside Out Festival Director, said: “London universities are nurturing some of the best new literary talent through their world-class creative writing courses. We’re thrilled to have some of the major players in the literary world today – many of them alumni and academics from these courses – sharing their insights, expertise and experiences in this year’s Inside Out Festival.”

ALSO - the Publishing a First Novel event is holding a competition for those who have finished a book:

Publishing a first novel competition:
Have you completed a novel? If so, and if you are looking for an agent, registration and attendance at this event will qualify you to enter our competition.

Submit your first chapter (maximum 3,000 words), plus a synopsis (maximum 2 sides of A4, double-spaced), to and your entry will be considered for recommendation to the two agents on the panel. Please read the competition terms and conditions before submitting your entry.

To find out more, and for details of the events and locations, check out the press release here. You can also find out more on


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