Readings by acclaimed writers
hosted by Roehampton University
University is celebrating the launch of its new MA course in Creative
and Professional Writing with a series of events called Writers at Roehampton.
It is a series of public readings and discussions in which professional
novelists, poets and journalists will discuss their craft.
writing courses have become more widespread in universities as aspiring
writers have recognised the need to be trained in their craft. Roehampton
already has a flourishing BA programme.
17 February - Matthew Sweeney: collections include Cacti, The Bridal Suite, A Smell of Fish
3 March - Matt Thorne: books include Eight Minutes Idle and All Hail the New Puritans
17 March - Patience Agbabi: collections include R.A.W. and Transformatrix
14 April - William Boyd: books include A Good Man in Africa, An Ice Cream War Brazzaville
28 April - Jon Ronson: books include Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men who Stare at Goats
12 May - Publishers panel: Penguin, Faber, Tindal Street Press and Bloodaxe
26 May - Jeff Hilson A Grasses Primer, Stretchers 1-12, Leone Ross All The Blood Is Red, Orange Laughter, Peter Jaeger Power Lawn, sub-twang mustard, Eckhart Cars
will take place at Grove House, Froebel College, Roehampton University,
January 17, 2005