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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:28 am 
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These off the BSFA site

Science Fiction as a Literary Genre
1.30pm, Thursday, 8th May
Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London
FREE

Keynote address:
Neal Stephenson - The Fork: Science Fiction versus Mundane Culture

Other talks include:
The Overlap between Science Fiction and other Genres - Andy Sawyer, Librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection, University of Liverpool
Horror Motifs - John Clute, Editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Science Fiction in the Nineteenth Century - Dr Martin Willis, University of Glamorgan
Modern British Science Fiction - Dr Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London

More information on the Gresham College website

plus the BSFA/SF Foundation AGM event on Saturday 7th June
Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (nearest underground: Holborn) with Geoff Ryman and Peter Weston.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:42 pm 
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Readings by Ramsey Campbell, Dinesh Allirajah (plus one more special guest TBA).

"The Book of Liverpool features ten specially commissioned stories set in and around the city, by some of its best loved writers. Spanning the last five decades of its history .... "

Bluecoat, Liverpool, 29th May, 7:30pm, £4.00 admission (£3 cons).

Book Tickets at The Bluecoat website or telephone the Bluecoat Box-Office on 0151 702 5324


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and this, of course


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I have been invited to The Royal Television Society North West’s inaugural Anthony H Wilson Memorial Lecture presented by Russell T Davies on Friday 20th June: with arrival drinks 1800 and the lecture 1830!

But before that can I remind you about the Interzone event at the Central Library, Manchester, on 11th June at 1 pm

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:12 pm 
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East of England Literary* performers, here is a another chance to carry the flag for spec literature to new territory, maybe.

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Writers must be resident in the East of England. This comprises Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and the unitary authorities of Peterborough, Luton, Thurrock and Southend


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Entries must be received by 31st July 2008

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:47 pm 
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From the short story websiteagain

Jonathan Cape's graphic short story competition

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Publisher Jonathan Cape is once more teaming up with the Observer and the COMICA festival at the ICA for the 2008 Graphic Short Story Prize.

The prize aims to celebrate and promote the art of the graphic novel and offer a platform for the graphic novelists of the future. Jonathan Cape, one of the UK's leading publishers of graphic novels, will award £1000 to the winning entry and £250 to the runner-up.

The winning graphic short story will be printed over two pages in the Observer on Sunday 9 November and displayed at The ICA on the weekend of 15/16 November. It will also be published on www.guardianonline.co.uk, www.capegraphicnovels.co.uk and displayed at Comica festival at The ICA.

For more details, visit the website.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:42 pm 
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Well, well Manchester will put on a literary festival this autumn and Stephen Baxter features, on Sunday 26 Oct, plus there is also a session on Graphic Fiction (Comics not particularly pornography) "arranged by the Lass O’Gowrie in conjunction with Engine Comics and the team behind Redeye,"

Website and Programme

Does this mean SF is literature? Probably only 'up North'.


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They also have Neil Gaiman:-

http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/martin ... ventid=598

Supposed to be part of the literary festival, but not included in the listings and scheduled for the 29th.

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Geoff Ryman speaking in Manchester

Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Part of the Summer in the City series

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Ryman’s science fiction includes The Unconquered Country (winner of the World Fantasy and British Science Fiction Association awards), The Child Garden (Arthur C. Clarke, John W. Campbell Memorial and British Science Fiction Association awards) and Air (John W. Campbell Memorial award).

His mainstream fiction includes 253, which won the Philip K. Dick Memorial award for best novel not in hardback, and Was.

This event will be followed by a Q & A session. 1535

Please note this event will take place at Manchester Central Library, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.
Time: 13.00pm
Admission Price: FREE and unticketed


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Genre interest at the South Bank Centre
From their Programme Sept-Oct 2009
David Eagleman & Philip Pullman: Tall Tales from the Afterlife Thursday 12 NovemberPhilip Pullman and David Eagleman discuss fantastic fiction, science and the afterlife as part of an evening of performance with contributions from Nick Cave, Miranda Richardson, Clarke Peters and other mystery performers

Also Jasper Fforde guests on 16 Sept in a discussion of Agatha Christie


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