New Writers' Day and Festival Fringe Fun Afternoon

Posted on 15 June 2012

Activities for children, talks by new writers, live music and creative writing workshops will be on offer at the Festival of Ideas New Writers' Day on Saturday 23rd June

In association with Faber Writing Academy, this year’s Festival of Ideas will include the first Festival Focus: New Writing Day.

The Ron Cooke Hub will host a series of readings and interviews throughout the day with some of a range of exciting first-time authors published within the last couple of years. We will also be running three creative writing workshops and panel discussions led by Faber Writing Academy Director, Richard Skinner and the Head of New Writing at the Royal Court London, Chris Campbell. The day will conclude with Professor Marina Warner giving a keynote address on her work on myths and metamorphoses.

In addition, our postgraduate students will be engaging audiences young and old in a series of interactive activities around the building to create a fun and festival atmosphere. 

Festival Fringe Fun Afternoon (PDF , 3,407kb)

Blackwells will be organising book signings and sales; the Ron Cooke Hub atrium will host local musicians.