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.

 

MIRLive
Tuesday 17th May, 6-7.30pm
The Harrison (28 Harrison St, London WC1H 8JF)

Our first MIRLive will take place on May 13th 2016 and we are joined by Benjamin Wood, Nadim Safdar and Courttia Newland. MIRLive takes over from Hubbub and will continue to showcase the best of Birkbeck alongside guest readers. This special event will take place at The Harrison (28 Harrison St, London WC1H 8JF) on May 13th at 7.30pm, and will officially launch MIROnline to the world.

Join our Facebook event.

 

Writing from Life
Tuesday 17th May, 6-7.30pm
Room 101, 30 Russell Square

Writers Joanna Walsh, Kirsty Gunn and Gabriel Josipovici in discussion with Julia Bell (Birkbec) about the current popularity of Non Fiction, and what makes a piece of Non Fiction ‘creative’, the difference between memoir and autofiction and how to approach writing from life.

Book your free place via Eventbrite.

 

Birkbeck Creative Writing Alumni Showcase, featuring the announcement of the Kit de Waal Scholarship
Wednesday 18th May, 6-7.30pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square

Birkbeck’s creative writing courses foster some of the country’s most exciting new writing talent. This reading event showcases four recent graduates whose first novels are released in 2016: Julia Gray, Nicolás Obrégon, Nadim Safdar and David Savill. The evening concludes with the announcement of the inaugural recipient of the Kit de Waal Scholarship for the Creative Writing MA programme.

Book your free place via Eventbrite.

 

Birkbeck Poets
Sunday 22nd May, 6.30 for 7pm
The Duke of Wellington, (119 Balls Pond Rd, London N1 4BL)

The tenth reading in the series will take place in the relaxed and atmospheric setting of the Duke of Wellington, Dalston where Birkbeck Poets will perform alongside guest poets Keith Jarrett, Fran Lock and Martina Evans with one other special guest to be confirmed.

Any students wishing to perform their poetry on the night should email us on bbkpoets@gmail.com

Admission: Free

 

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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.
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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.
December 2, 2015
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MIR13 Call For Submissions

    Once again we’re looking for high-quality writing to publish in The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR), Birkbeck’s critically acclaimed literary anthology.
December 9, 2014
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Paul McVeigh Comes to Hubbub

Hubbub will take place at The Harrison on February 29th and we are delighted to be joined by Paul McVeigh and Toby Litt. This will be the final Hubbub before we change over to MIRLive!
January 9, 2014
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Interview with Alex Preston

Alex Preston has been commissioned by Birkbeck for a short story in our annual anthology, The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR). Here he discusses his short story and writing life with Kieran Falconer.