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Creative Writing Today

Starts Jun 20, 2012 06:00 PM
Finishes Jun 20, 2012 07:30 PM
Venue Room 421, Malet Street
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Birkbeck's Centre for Contemporary Literature presents: Creative Writing Today - an evening of readings and discussion with published authors.

Writers Julia Bell, Colin Teevan, Richard Hamblyn, Liane Strauss and Ghazal Mosadeq from Birkbeck's Creative Writing team read from their work and answer your questions.

  • Liane Strauss’s first full collection, Leaving Eden was published in 2010 by Salt Publishing. A pamphlet of her work, Frankie, Alfredo, was published in May 2009 with Donut Press. She is a guest poet on the Clive James website and her work is also featured in a number of anthologies, including, most recently, The Art of Wiring, edited by Christopher Reid.
  • Colin Teevan's recent stage work includes; The Lion of Kabul part of The Great Game (Tricycle Theatre) How Many Miles to Basra? (winner of 2007 Clarion Award for Best New Play), The Bee and The Diver, (Soho Theatre and NodaMap) both co-written with Hideki Noda. Missing Persons; Four Tragedies and Roy Keane and Monkey! (The Young Vic) The Walls, (National Theatre, London) Alcmaeon in Corinth (Live! Theatre). Adaptations include Kafka’s Monkey (Young Vic), Peer Gynt, (National Theatre Scotland and Barbican Theatre) Don Quixote with Pablo Ley and Svejk, (Gate Theatre/TFANA, NY). Translations include: Euripides' Bacchai (National Theatre) and Manfridi's Cuckoos (Gate/Barbican) both directed by Sir Peter Hall; Marathon by Edoardo Erba (Gate) and Iph. . .after Euripides(Lyric, Belfast). Television includes Single Handed for RTE and ITV, Vera for ITV, and forthcoming trilogy for RTE and Touchpaper TV. Colin has written over 20 plays for BBC Radio and is currently senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Kafka's Monkey and The Bee are currently on world tours, his new play The Kingdom opens in London in the Autumn. All his work is published by Oberon Books.
  • Richard Hamblyn is a lecturer and third-year convenor on the Creative Writing BA. His books include The Invention of Clouds, which won the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Terra: Tales of the Earth (2009), a study of natural disasters; and the anthology The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas (2011). Richard was previously writer in residence at the Met Office, and at the UCL Environment Institute. His current projects include a cultural history of tsunamis for Reaktion's new Earth series, and a book of true stories about imagined landscapes.
  • Julia Bell is the author of two novels – Massive (Young Picador, 2002) and Dirty Work (Young Picador, 2007), both of which have been widely translated and published in the US. Julia is also Co-editor of the bestselling Creative Writing Coursebook (Macmillan 2001) and the short fiction anthologies Hard Shoulder (Tindal Street Press, 1999), England Calling (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2001) and Tell Tales 3 (Tell Tales, 2006).She is also the founder and project coordinator of Birkbeck’s annual literary magazine – The Mechanics’ Institute Review.
  • Ghazal Mosadeq is a poet, writer and radio broadcaster. Born in Tehran into an influential family of writers, she started writing fiction at sixteen and subsequently began her career as a journalist. Her passion for literature led her to publish a book of poetry in 2010. Ghazal’s poems have been translated and published internationally in anthologies in Iran, Canada and Norway. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories as well as her second book of poems.