Bloomsbury Festival 2012 Programme: New name for Literary Cabaret line-up

Thursday 27 September 2012

Bloomsbury festival logo 2012The Institute of English Studies is delighted to present a mini-book festival within the Bloomsbury Festival 2012, with a series of events in Senate House on the theme of publishing and being published.  All events will take place on the afternoon and evening of Saturday 20 October.

All events are free to attend.  To book a place please click on the titles of the events below to get to the Festival website, and then follow the booking instructions online. 

Bloomsbury Festival 2012 Institute of English Studies Events


Senate House Library: Tour of the Tower 1
Visit the flagship reading rooms with 1930s interiors designed by architect Charles Holden, and enjoy a guided tour of the current exhibition, "Director’s Choice" showcasing thirty works from the special collections.
12.00-1.00pm New Writing from Faber & Faber
Faber commissioning editor Sarah Savitt in conversation with novelist Kirsty Gunn, author of The Big Music (2012) and poet Sam Riviere, author of Austerities (2012).
Beveridge Hall, Senate House
1.30-2.30pm How to Get Published
Screenwriter and first-time novelist Francesca Brill, and literary agent Caroline, Wood on the author-agent relationshiop and the story of how a book gets published, and Alysoun Owen with advice for aspiring writers on editing, preparing submissions, finding an agent and the do’s and don’ts of self-publishing an e-book.
Beveridge Hall, Senate House
2.00-4.00pm Spread the Word Drop-in Desk
Are you a writer looking for advice and support? Eva Lewin and Paul Sherreard of Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency, will be offering professional development and advice sessions and will be happy to talk about how to get involved with Spread the Words diverse writing programme.
Macmillan Hall, Senate House
2.30-3.30pm Physical Imprints, Virtual Impressions 1
Artist and illustrator Bill Bragg in conversation with Professor John Sutherland on the challenges of illustrating Franz Kafka's works for The Folio Society.
Ceremonial Staircase, Senate House
3.00-4.00pm Senate House Library: Tour of the Tower 2
3.00-4.00pm Imagining Bloomsbury's Streets
Rosemary Ashton (UCL Bloomsbury Project) and Joanne Winning (Birkbeck College) discuss fictional representations of Bloomsbury down the years, and artist Robert Shepherd reveals how Bloomsbury’s past and present meet in his graphic recreations of the area’s streets and squares.
Beveridge Hall, Senate House
3.30-4.30pm Physical Imprints, Virtual Impressions 2
Anna and Britt, founders of Visual Editions, and Richard T. Kelly, editor of Faber Finds, discuss innovative approaches to making books with Zara Dinnen (Contemporary Fiction Seminar).
Ceremonial Staircase, Senate House
4.30-5.30pm The Adaptable Writer
A light-hearted examination of the life of the contemporary writer as "multi-tasker": author of blogs, tweeter, teacher, workshop deviser, plaque-unveiler, speech-writer, presenter, pundit, facebooker and Bloomsbury Festival panellist. Lynne Truss, John Sutherland and Alex Preston debate whether the life of the modern writer an increasingly fragmentary affair.
Beveridge Hall, Senate House
6.00-6.45pm A Bloomsbury Foursome
Poetry by Stephanie Gerra and Wendy Shutler (Bloomsbury Voices) and Andrew Cuthbert and Bob Goody (Bloomsbury Bards).  Following their smash hit show at last year's Bloomsbury Festival, these two groups are reuniting for another evening of Love, Lust, Loss and Laughter.
Chancellor's Hall, Senate House
7.00-9.00pm The Literary Cabaret
Join us for a glass of wine and a fabulously entertaining mix of words and music, hosted by Helen Smith (author of cult novel Alison Wonderland and other books and plays) and featuring Karen McLeod (performer, artist, cabaret hostess and author of award-winning novel The Case of the Missing Eyelash); Craig Taylor, author of Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now and the Guardian’s One Million Tiny Plays About Britain; and Will Wiles, the author of Care of Wooden Floors, a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime which has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and shortlisted for the Anobii First Book Award.  Music by The Bloomsbury Bangers, who have played together in various bands from the Albert Hall to the QE2, the Roundhouse to the Jazz Café.  Singer Kate Arneil was Larry Adler’s guest soloist on his Glory of Gershwin concert tour.