Archive for January, 2012
The Literary Platform, which is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology, has joined TLC’s 2012 Literary Conference. They are just one of TLC’s exciting associate partners including Arvon Foundation, Commonwealth Writers, and the Free Word Centre, whose combined expertise, broad reach and understanding of the issues is set to culminate in a first-rate series of discussions, case studies and debates at TLC’s Literary Conference: Writing in a Digital Age 8th-9th June 2012.
Recently The Literary Platform wrote about TLC’s Literary Conference in an article that reviewed all the highlights of the conference.
Click here to read the full article.
February 1 Radio 4′s Jolyon Jenkins investigates “Operation Julie” and interviews TLC client Leaf Fielding about his involvement and recently published book To Live Outside the Law (Serpent’s Tail, 2011). The half-hour programme on Operation Julie is part of Radio 4′s series ‘In Living Memory’. The programme airs at 11am GMT on Radio 4.
In 1977, police forces from across England and Wales closed down a multi-million pound LSD manufacturing ring, in “Operation Julie”. The criminals involved were given stiff jail sentences and it marked the beginning of the end for the British underground. Jolyon Jenkins will investigate both sides. Click here to find out more about “Operation Julie”.
Signal Books of Oxford will publish Terry Cudbird’s Walking the Hexagon: an escape around France on foot in Spring 2012. Terry had a TLC assessment by readers John Harrison and Karl French in 2010.
Terry’s journey through France starts in the Pyrenees, traces around all six corners of the ‘Hexagon’, and concludes back in the Pyrenees. The book is a fine example of travel writing which reveals one man’s obsession with long distance walking – the intoxicating freedom to go where you want, the escape from the complications and paraphernalia of everyday life, and the unpredictable encounters. It is also a more personal story of how the endless new horizons enable him to accept the past and his losses.
In addition to his manuscript, Terry has also developed a website that thoroughly exhibits his journeys with useful links and maps.
Click here to view Terry Cudbird’s website.
Fawzia Kane, a former TLC mentee, has published her collection of poems titled Tantie Diablesse. Waterloo Press will launch the book at the end of January, a collection of poems that ‘range over Borgesian fantasies to historically informed evocations of the poet’s native Trinidad and Tobago’.
Fawzia Muradali Kane was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago and the poems reflect not only her own experiences as a child, but also draw on the history of the area and the country’s changeover from being a colony to independence. Fawzia came to the UK on a scholarship to study architecture and now lives in London.
Fawzia’s poetry has been published in several journals including Agenda, Brittle Star, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, and Rialto.
Click here to learn more about this collection by Fawzia Kane. TLC will showcase Fawzia’s mentoring project in February.
If you book for The Literary Conference before April 30th, you will be eligible to receive a TLC manuscript assessment at 50% off on 50 page extracts. Submissions for the 50% discount must be submitted before the 8th June. For more information about our special offer or how to submit your 50 page extract, please contact the TLC office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 020 7324 2570.
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June 8-9th 2012, TLC offers an up-to-the-minute conference to make sense of the many possibilities open to writers today, with practical sessions, workshops, case studies, working examples, debates and networking.
Speakers include leading authors and industry figures: HARI KUNZRU, KATE MOSSE, NICOLA MORGAN, SIMON TREWIN, MARIA REJT, CATHRYN SUMMERHAYES, LINDA GRANT, DAVID GODWIN, ROBERT KROESE, KAROLINA SUTTON, plus many more!
The discussions will explore the key issues facing writers, such as making and selling ebooks, choosing to self-publish or go via traditional routes, an exploration of the emerging international markets, how technology changes literary forms, social media and other promotional tools.
In addition, the second day will offer a fast-paced presentation hosted by ten of the most exciting and engaged publishers and agents in the country, who will talk about the stories behind the books and what drives their own work in the industry. To top it off, the conference also sees the introduction of our very own “PEN FACTOR”, an open panel critique of six fictional projects, submitted by delegates.
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EARLY BIRD OFFER – If you book for The Literary Conference before April 30th, you will be eligible to receive a TLC manuscript assessment at 50% off on 50 page extracts. Click here for more information.
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