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Runnymede Literary Festival will run from 7th-22nd March

Posted on 07/03/2011

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The sixth Runnymede International Literary Festival will begin on Monday, March 7, with a lecture by Professor Judith Hawley on 'Clubbing Together: Swift, Pope and Collaborative Authorship' in the Windsor Building Auditorium at 6.15.

Wednesday, March 9, has a Poetry Reading by students from the MA in Creative Writing (6.00) and by Tim Cresswell and Adam O'Riordan (7.30) at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, near King's Cross. (www.creativecollaboration.org.uk)

Thursday, 16 March, has a POLYply event on 'Pulp' at 7.30 in the Centre for Creative Collaboration with Sophie Robinson (poetry), Abigail Child (film), Mark Dean (video), Joanna Linsey (performance) and Jow Lindsay (poetry).

Friday, 11 March, has Professor David Gilbert lecture on 'Metal, Monet and Murder: Three Views of Modern London from Hungerford Bridge' at 4.00 and the novelist and playwright Lucy Caldwell read from and talk about her work at 5.00. Both events take place in the Windsor Building, WIN-05, and will be followed by a Reception. At 6.00 the Fiction students from the MA in Creative writing will be reading at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street. The ebvent will feature a reading by the novelist Nitesh Shukla, who was shortlisted for the Costa Prize.

Saturday, 12 March, has a Poetry Reading by Ian Patterson, Harry Gilonis and Amy De'Ath (2.00-3.30), Emily Critchley and Tim Thornton (3.45-4.45) and Redell Olsen and Fiona Templeton (5.00-6.15) at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, Acton Street. In addition, poets from the MA in Poetic Practice will be presenting a celebration of the life and work of Diana Temena in the same venue from 2.00.

Wednesday, 16 March, the Royal Holloway Sinfonietta, under the direction of Mark Bowden, will present a concert featuring Berio's iconic 'Folk Songs' for mezzo soprano and seven instruments alongside music by the Japanese composer Takemitsu and new music by Royal Holloway's composition students in the Windsor Building Auditorium, 6.30-7.45.

Tuesday, 22 March: Professor Ruth Harvey will lecture on 'The Lady and the Song'. The medieval troubadours addressed an idealised Lady in their love songs. Professor Harvey will focus on some of the ways in which medieval noblewomen actively nourished and exploited this cultural shift through their roles as patrons, politicians, poets and critics.


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