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June 2017

Cycling: A complete history with Michael Hutchinson and James Witts

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Thu 29 June 2017, Drinks reception from 6:00pm and the session from 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Join us at the Bloomsbury Institute for cycling champion Michael Hutchinson and author of RE: Cyclists, in conversation with cycling journalist James Witts, author of The Science of the Tour de France, on its invention (somewhere in a German forest 200 years ago, during the darkest, wettest summer for centuries), the highs and lows but always, always enduring popularity. Unmissable for cycling...

Join us at the Bloomsbury Institute for cycling champion Michael Hutchinson and author of RE: Cyclists, in conversation with cycling journalist James Witts, author of The Science of the Tour de France, on its invention (somewhere in a German forest 200 years ago, during the darkest, wettest summer for centuries), the highs and lows but always, always enduring popularity. Unmissable for cycling fans and spectators alike.

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The Caledonia Novel Award

Mon 1 May 2017 - Wed 1 November 2017

The Caledonia Novel Award 2018

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished and self-published novelists, in any genre for adults and young adults.

Judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency
Prize: £1,000 for winner
Extra prize: Writer of best novel from UK + Ireland will win a...

The Caledonia Novel Award 2018

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished and self-published novelists, in any genre for adults and young adults.

Judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency
Prize: £1,000 for winner
Extra prize: Writer of best novel from UK + Ireland will win a free place on a week-long residential course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre
Entry fee: £25
Entries close: 1st November, 2017 | Winner announced: February, 2018
First 20 pages + 200-word synopsis and cover sheet
Full terms and contact details: http://thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/

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£5 for single short story or poem, £10 for 3 poems or £10 Novella Other writing events Competition Short stories Poetry

NAWG Open Writing Competitions

Thu 1 June 2017 - Tue 31 October 2017

Poetry Maximum 40 Lines. 1st prize £200 2nd prize £100 3rd prize £50

Short Story 500-2000 Words. 1st prize £200 2nd prize £100 3rd prize £50

Novella -First 5000 Words. Print deals worth up £300.00

Go to website for rules and details of how to enter.

July 2017

Creating Characters for the 21st Century Young Adult Novel

Waterstones Lancaster

Thu 6 July 2017, 18:00-19:00

In this challenge to the audience, Danielle Jawando, Pete Kalu and Tariq Mehmood will discuss how to invent characters and plots that are truly diverse. Several potential pitfalls will be outlined and the debate extended to the hot topics of authenticity, cultural appropriation, representation and artistic freedom.

By the end of the session, participants may have a better idea of...

In this challenge to the audience, Danielle Jawando, Pete Kalu and Tariq Mehmood will discuss how to invent characters and plots that are truly diverse. Several potential pitfalls will be outlined and the debate extended to the hot topics of authenticity, cultural appropriation, representation and artistic freedom.

By the end of the session, participants may have a better idea of how to craft YA plots which have a deep consideration of diversity and inclusion at their core.

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PJ Harvey and Paul Muldoon - A Conversation

Nuffield Theatre Bailrigg, Lancaster

Thu 6 July 2017, 20:00-21:00

PJ Harvey will join Paul Muldoon on stage at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster. The two will read from their poetry and explore, through conversation, its relationship to song lyrics. Books from both writers can also be pre-ordered through the box office for a brief signing event afterwards. This event will be followed by a book-signing when P.J. Harvey will be available to sign copies of The Hollow...

PJ Harvey will join Paul Muldoon on stage at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster. The two will read from their poetry and explore, through conversation, its relationship to song lyrics. Books from both writers can also be pre-ordered through the box office for a brief signing event afterwards. This event will be followed by a book-signing when P.J. Harvey will be available to sign copies of The Hollow of the Hand (Bloomsbury) and Paul Muldoon to sign copies of Selected Poems 1968-2014 (Faber and Faber). Copies can be bought on the night or pre-ordered along with the ticket for this event. Please note no other items can be signed (no other books, CDs or LPs etc).

This is a spoken-word event, non-musical performance.

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Prose Fiction Prize - Tutorials

The Hall Lancaster

Sat 8 July 2017, 10:00 AM - 12 noon

Prose Fiction Prize-Tutorials
Venue: The Hall, Lancaster
Time: 10-12 noon, Saturday, July 8


Prose Fiction Tutorial Competition

If you are an aspiring writer of prose fiction, short or long form, and would value a 30-minute one-to-one tutorial with George Green, an experienced and expert university tutor-writer, then just submit 500 words of...

Prose Fiction Prize-Tutorials
Venue: The Hall, Lancaster
Time: 10-12 noon, Saturday, July 8


Prose Fiction Tutorial Competition

If you are an aspiring writer of prose fiction, short or long form, and would value a 30-minute one-to-one tutorial with George Green, an experienced and expert university tutor-writer, then just submit 500 words of your work to lancasterwords@lancaster.ac.uk by May 31 2017. We will then select the best three submissions and the tutorials will take place on the morning of Saturday, July 8th in The Hall, Lancaster - free coffee provided! Entry to the competition is also free.

George Green is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the Department of English & Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster and he is author of two novels, Hound (2003) and Hawk (2005)

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£7 - £15 each + booking fee Other writing events Author talk Non-fiction Fashion

Fashion talk: How to Read a Dress with Lydia Edwards and Barbara Brownie

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Tue 11 July 2017, Drinks reception from 6:00pm and the session from 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Bloomsbury presents a stylish evening with fashion historian Lydia Edwards and Barbara Brownie on How to Read a Dress.

Five centuries. Countless ruffles. One lavishly illustrated book.

Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past (hello, mini skirt), many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily...

Bloomsbury presents a stylish evening with fashion historian Lydia Edwards and Barbara Brownie on How to Read a Dress.

Five centuries. Countless ruffles. One lavishly illustrated book.

Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past (hello, mini skirt), many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations, Lydia has created an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries in How to Read a Dress.

Lydia share her thoughts on all aspects of the dress - like how exactly do you distinguish cartridge pleats from your Récamier ruffles? - with fellow fashion researcher Barbara Brownie, author of Acts of Undressing. A truly unmissable evening for stylists, fashionistas, dressmakers, dress-wearers or indeed anyone with a passion for fashion at Bloomsbury Publishing. Tickets will sell out fast and so we encourage you to book early to avoid missing out.

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Timing: Arrival and drinks from 6pm. Lydia and Barbara in conversation and Q&A from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Venue: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road
Tickets: £10 - £15 + booking fee

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The Caledonia Novel Award

Mon 1 May 2017 - Wed 1 November 2017

The Caledonia Novel Award 2018

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished and self-published novelists, in any genre for adults and young adults.

Judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency
Prize: £1,000 for winner
Extra prize: Writer of best novel from UK + Ireland will win a...

The Caledonia Novel Award 2018

We are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished and self-published novelists, in any genre for adults and young adults.

Judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency
Prize: £1,000 for winner
Extra prize: Writer of best novel from UK + Ireland will win a free place on a week-long residential course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre
Entry fee: £25
Entries close: 1st November, 2017 | Winner announced: February, 2018
First 20 pages + 200-word synopsis and cover sheet
Full terms and contact details: http://thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/

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