“Value your experience, value your voice, value where you come from. So that you can look at your work and say this is good, this is important.” – Kit De Waal discusses setting up the Birkbeck scholarship and the importance of inclusivity in writing and publishing.

 

 

A full transcript of this interview can be found here.

December 11, 2016
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Julia Bell interviews Kit De Waal

“Value your experience, value your voice, value where you come from. So that you can look at your work and say this is good, this is important.” – Kit De Waal discusses setting up the Birkbeck scholarship and the importance of inclusivity in writing and publishing.
December 10, 2016
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Books for your Christmas List

The MIROnline team have chosen the books they are most enjoying this month, just in time to for you to add them to your Christmas List.
December 9, 2016
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MIRLive: An Evening of Festive Fun

Alison Hitchcock rounds up our MIRLive Christmas Special
December 1, 2016
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MIR14 Call For Submissions

November 2, 2016
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Stephen Morrison-Burke Feature

Stephen Morrison-Burke shares High Dust and Donkeys, an extract from his novel in progress. He also talks to Alison Hitchock about winning the Kit De Waal Scholarship and his plans for the future
November 1, 2016
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Recommended Reads November

The first of our monthly book recommendations. The MIROnline team have chosen the books they are most enjoying this month.
October 25, 2016
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MIRLive December 5th

Our next MIRLive takes place on December 5th at the Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8JF. This will be a Christmas Special and we are looking for work inspired by folk tales, fairy tales and magic. The deadline for Submissions is November 18th.
October 24, 2016
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Writers Wanted

Nomads writing group recruiting for new members.
October 20, 2016
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Stefanie Seddon wins the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize

The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize has been won by Stefanie Seddon, who has just completed an M.A. in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. The Prize is a prestigious international writing competition open to writers worldwide which is now in its 9th year, and received 2,160 entries this year. […]
October 3, 2016
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Pretty in Pink: MIR13 Launch Party

On Tuesday we celebrated the launch of our thirteenth anthology in the Keynes Library at Birkbeck.
September 29, 2016
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Elizabeth Fremantle to read at MIRLive

MIRLive returns  on October 24th 2016 for an anthology special. We are joined by Elizabeth Freemantle, Melanie Jones, Aliyah Keshani, Melody Razak, Chris Lilly, John Forde and Claire Montell.
May 21, 2016
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Being Dad Interviews

Melanie Jones speaks to authors Dan Powell, Toby Litt, Nikesh Shukla, and Courttia Newland  about Being Dad and the effects fatherhood has had on their writing
May 3, 2016
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Birkbeck Arts Week

Birkbeck Arts Week, 2016 runs from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 May and the Creative Writing department will be hosting two events during Arts Week. These events will be complimented by MIRLive on May 13th and Birkbeck Poets on May 22nd.
May 2, 2016
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MIRLive May 13th

Our first MIRLive will take place on May 13th 2016 and we are joined by Benjamin Wood, Nadim Safdar, Courttia Newland, Gilli Fryzer and Anne Rabbit.
April 13, 2016
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Courttia Newland to read at MIRLive

Our first MIRLive will take place on May 13th 2016 and we are looking for readers to join Benjamin Wood and Courttia Newland.
April 1, 2016
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Stefanie Seddon Shortlisted For Prize

Stefanie’s short story, Eel, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, she tells us a about the inspiration behind the story.
March 18, 2016
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The Writers’ Hub becomes MIR Online

Melanie Jones talks through the features of our brand-new website.
March 13, 2016
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Birkbeck Poets

Birkbeck Poets join the events for Arts Week 2016.
February 29, 2016
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Kit de Waal Scholarship at Birkbeck

A fully funded scholarship opportunity for a budding writer to hone their skills has been created at Birkbeck, University of London.
February 29, 2016
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James Mitchell Wins Newcomer Prize

Birkbeck Alumnus, James Mitchell, has been awarded The Fiction Desk’s Newcomer Prize.