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2008

Success story 2: Janey Jones

Janey Jones and Princess Poppy

Janey Jones has worked hard to achieve her success. Born in Edinburgh, where she still lives, she read English at Edinburgh University and then became a teacher. With her husband she set up the Jelly Club, which has become a successful chain of children’s activity centres in Scotland.  Read more

Two diversity opportunities 2008

The Complete Works

Are you a Black or Asian poet, committed to producing a full-length poetry collection?

Closing date 21 March 2008

Open to UK residents only

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Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2008 competition winner

Poetry Writers' Yearbook has just announced the winner of their 2008 Competition.  Congratulations to Angela Gloker of North Yorkshire, UK. Her poem, Did You Dream of Me Last Night?, was chosen by the judge, Poetry Writers’ Yearbook editor Hilary Lissenden, who said:  Read more

Digitisation – a report from the London Book Fair - Part 2

Digitisation opportunities for publishers

Many of the excellent seminars on offer as part of the London Book Fair dealt with digitisation, the subject of the moment as far as the book world is concerned. Most of the sessions presented approaches to the subject intended for publishers and booksellers attending the Fair, but these two articles will provide a summary and focus on issues most relevant to writers.  Read more

Digitisation – a report from the London Book Fair - Part 1

Using the web to increase sales

Many of the excellent seminars on offer as part of the London Book Fair dealt with digitisation, the subject of the moment as far as the book world is concerned. Most of the sessions presented approaches to the subject intended for publishers and booksellers attending the Fair, but these two articles will provide a summary and focus on issues most relevant to writers.  Read more

Robert McKee’s Story Seminar 2008

Story Seminar

Story Seminar:

£360 +VAT (Regular Fee)
£235 +VAT (Repeater Fee)

29 November - 1 December

London, England  Read more

T S Eliot Prize winner 2008

The winner of the 2008 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry

The winner of ‘the world’s top poetry award’ (Irish Independent) has just been announced. Described as ‘the prize most poets want to win’ (Andrew MotionEnglish poet, novelist and biographer; Poet Laureate of United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009; during his laureateship founded the Poetry Archive, an online resource of poems and audio recordings of poets reading their own work, Poet Laureate)  the prize is awarded by the Poetry Book SocietySpecialist book club founded by T S Eliot in 1953, which aims to offer the best new poetry published in the UK and Ireland. Members buy at 25% discount. The PBS has a handsome new website at  www.poetrybooks.co.uk to the author of the best new collection of poetry published each year.  Read more

Diagram Prize shortlist 2008

The 2008 Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year

Here's the shortlist for the 2008 Diagram Prize.  It looks like it's going to be another strong year.  Read more

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