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Events this week at Runnymede International Literary Festival

Posted on 19/03/2013

Now in its eighth year, the public programme of R:Fest 2013 begins today, offering an exciting range of free events which all are welcome to attend.

The full programme of events has now been released and is available to read here.

RHUL Founders Building

This afternoon at 5pm, Dr Eric Langley will give a talk on ‘Shakespeare, medicine and illness’ as the Festival’s contribution to a series of campus-based events on ‘The Body and Medicine’, taking inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

On Thursday 21 March, at London’s Centre for Creative Collaboration, alumni from the MA in Creative Writing will launch their latest anthology of their work, Bedford Square 6.

On Friday 22 March, the same venue will feature a reading of new fiction and poetry by current students from the MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, including: Belinda Buckley, Alexandra cannon, Jennifer Carey, Adrian Hornsby, Sara Jones, Ross Malin, Arike Oke, Yosola Olorunshola, Amelie Skoda, Annie Stogdale, Mariam Tareen, Sandra Walmsley and Ray Wood.

Following this, Doug Cowie, Joe Treasure and William Searle will be reading work in progress from their current novels.

Rachel Piercy reading from Bedford Square 5

To conclude R:Fest 2013, on Saturday 23 March there will be a one-day festival in London, featuring an afternoon of poetry and an evening of prose readings.

From 1pm-7.15pm, there will be a day of readings by a range of leading innovative poets, including Nat Raha, Simon Smith, Frances Presley, Adrian Clarke, Jeff Hilson, Drew Milne, Prue Chamberlain, Will Rowe, Stephen Mooney, Adrian Clarke, Redell Olsen, S.J. Fowler, David Miller, Robert Hampson, David Herd and Sophie Robinson, as well as from current students from the MA in Poetic Practice: Jennie Cole, Rachel Dakin, Annie Runkel, Juliet Troy, and Emma Wootton.

From 7.30-9pm, the evening will feature readings from prose works in progress by the purpureus group: Aamir Mehar, Dimitris Melicertes, Eley Williams, Emma Venables, Ishita Mandrekar, Preti Taneja, and Susan Gray.

+ Click here for location details of the Centre for Creative Collaboration

+The full programme of public events can be read here, and via the R:Fest 2013 homepage.


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