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09 Nov 2018
Take a step back in time and a giant stride into the future to learn more about Shrewsbury’s Quarry on Sunday 18 November 2018 as part of a UK-wide festival of humanities. Co-organised by Dr Liz Oakley-Brown (Senior Lecturer in English Literature) and Dr Anna Mackenzie (Deputy Head of Events) of Lancaster University, with independent Shrewsbury researcher Advolly Richmond and artist Jamila Walker...
Books and pencils
29 May 2018
A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) short course this summer will give literature lovers the chance to learn more about the works of some of Britain’s most revered female writers. The course will explore the novels and poetry of women writers from the early 19th century to the present. Among the texts studied will be: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; Emily Brontë’s poetry; George Eliot’s ...
Book and flowers
16 May 2018
A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) study day will explore the work of two writers who found inspiration in very different regions of the Midlands. The ‘Writing the Midlands: A Sense of Place in the Works of Mary Webb and Arnold Bennett’ event will take place at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, on Saturday May 26, from 10am to 4pm. Professor Deborah Wynne from UCS, one of the...
18 Mar 2018
Get Hooked on Books! The overriding theme of this year’s May Children's Literature Festival is about inspiring young minds to be creative, to challenge them with exciting new activities and masterclasses and, most of all, to enjoy words by celebrating them in both the written and spoken format. By focusing on our ethos of inspiring children to develop a life-long love of reading, we have prepared...
04 Jan 2018
The role of the British boy detective, made famous in children’s literary favourites such as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, will be the focus of discussion at a free event being held at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month. Dr Lucy Andrew will officially launch her new book, The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature: Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood (Palgrave...
University Centre Shrewsbuyr reading group
02 Nov 2017
A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet. The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.” But who is...
Historian and TV presenter Alex Langlands will be appearing at the Shrewsbury Festival of Literature
24 Oct 2017
International authors, poets, storytellers and historians will descend on Shrewsbury from November 24 to 26 for the town’s second annual Festival of Literature. Among the headline names taking part are the artist and poet Frieda Hughes, archaeologist and TV presenter Alex Langlands and author and screenwriter Stef Penney. Fifteen events – ranging from author talks, readings and story-telling to...
22 Mar 2017
Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event,  described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans. Since...
18 Nov 2016
The first-ever Shrewsbury Festival of Literature kicks off next week and organisers are urging people to get their tickets in advance. A huge variety of author talks and workshops are taking place across Shrewsbury over three days between November 25 and 27. It all starts with a launch reception at Prestfelde School’s Blackburn Theatre at 6pm on Friday November 25, followed by Jonathan Coe in...
Author Peter Parker to give talk on Housman Country on October 12.
29 Sep 2016
Fans of A.E. Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’ will get the chance to learn the secrets behind the famous poetry collection and its author when a distinguished biographer visits Shrewsbury to talk about his major new book. Peter Parker, who appeared at this year’s Hay Festival, will visit Shrewsbury on Wednesday October 12 to talk about his latest work ‘Housman Country: Into the heart of England’. The...
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