Carolyn Jess-Cooke has been awarded the Northern Promise Award for Poetry by New Writing North. The award was judged by Alice Quinn, Director of the Poetry Society of America, and the award ceremony is this Sunday at the Hexham Book Festival, at which I’m giving a reading. My first poetry collection, Inroads, is being published by Seren.
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John Storey’s latest book is called The Articulation of Memory and Desire and is published by Guangxi Normal University Press, China. It is a collection of fourteen essays previously published in English.
Dr. Martin Shingler took part in a discussion on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour this month (Wednesday 2 April). The discussion was with Jenny Murray and Anna Raeburn.
Other Bette Davis events that Martin has or will be involved in include an illustrated talk, ‘Happy 100th Birthday Bette Davis,’ in NFT 1 at the BFI Southbank, as part of the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, on Saturday 5th April and the publication of a Bette Davis Dossier in the latest edition of the journal Screen.
Martin will also be involved in a talk in Manchester on Sunday 11th May, which is part of the Queer Up North festival. This is being billed as ‘Brunch with Bette.’ This is part of a Sexuality Summer School (organised by Jackie Stacey) designed to coincide with the Queer Up North Festival.
Dr. Clarissa Smith has been placed number eight in The Observer’s list of 30 new radical women. Writing in The Observer, Louise France and Eva Wiseman say “she’s one of the few academics to take a serious look at the way women engage with pornography. As the author of One for the Girls, Dr Smith argues that if women are to have their own pornography we need to know what we like”.
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21st April 2008
Nick Cope (University of Sunderland)
Media Centre – Rm 233, 6pm.