Events: Institute of Creative and Critical Writing

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    Public Events: We welcome members of the public and Birmingham City University students and staff.

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    Student and Staff Events: We welcome Birmingham City University students and staff.

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing programmes a number of talks and readings throughout the year. Confirmed events are detailed below, along with an archive of previous events.

Public Events

Members of the public and Birmingham City University students and staff are welcome to attend.

ICCWriting Open Mic Event
Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A special event with Valley Press, featuring poet Di Slaney, novelist and short story writer Michael Stewart and memoirist Tom Preston – and an opportunity to read your work alongside these excellent authors.

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ICCWriting Day
Wednesday, 8 March 2017

An annual ICCWriting Day seminar with Gregory Leadbetter, William Gallagher and Nikesh Shukla.

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ICCWriting Day
Wednesday, 8 February 2017

An annual ICCWriting Day seminar with Gregory Leadbetter, Helen Cross and Lisa Blower.

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Guest author seminar with Helen Cross
This event took place on 12 Oct 2016

The Curzon Building from 3.00pm to 4.30pm
A seminar with Helen Cross, our first guest author on the ICCWriting programme this year.

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Poetry Reading
This event took place on 13 Apr 2016

The Woodman from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
An informal poetry reading from Gregory Leadbetter, Patrick McGuinness and students from the School of English.

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William Gallagher / Kerry Hadley-Pryce
This event took place on 13 Apr 2016

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Blogging for writers workshop, ICCWriting masterclass, guest author seminars and informal poetry reading.

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Catherine Summerhayes / Tania Hershman
This event took place on 16 Mar 2016

The Curzon Building from 10.45am to 4.30pm
Discussions about Summerhayes' and Hershman's practice, careers, and current literary projects as well as what agents look for and how to submit your work. 

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The Poetry Review: Autumn Launch
This event took place on 29 Oct 2015

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The launch of our latest issue of 'The Poetry Review' with readings from contributing poets Gregory Mort, Billy Ramsell and Julian Stannard.

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Kit de Waal
This event took place on 19 Mar 2015

The Parkside Building from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
A discussion of short stories and the role of competitions, including readings from Kit de Waal.

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Curious Tales
This event took place on 12 Dec 2014

Birmingham School of Art from to 7.30pm
An evening of midwinter ghost stories from ' Souls' Light', in the beautiful Gothic foyer of Birmingham City University's School of Art.

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Alison Brackenbury and Michael O’Neill Poetry Reading
This event took place on 4 Dec 2014

Birmingham School of Art from - 7.30pm
An evening of fine lyric poetry from Alison Brackenbury and Michael O’Neill including wine and refreshments.

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Deborah Moggach
This event took place on 3 Dec 2014

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guest seminar with the award-winning novelist and screenwriter Deborah Moggach.

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Poetry Book Society Next Generation Poets reading
This event took place on 18 Nov 2014

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The Poetry Book Society, in partnership with Writing West Midlands and the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University, present two poets from Next Generation Poets 2014.

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Charlie Hill
This event took place on 12 Nov 2014

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A seminar with guest novelist and short story writer Charlie Hill discussing his life and practice as an author.

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Student and staff events

Birmingham City University staff and students are welcome to attend.

Catherine Summerhayes / Tania Hershman
Wednesday, 16 March 2016

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Catherine discussed the modern role of the literary agent, with an ICCWriting and guest author seminars.

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William Gallagher / Kerry Hadley-Pryce
Wednesday, 13 April 2016

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Blogging for writers workshop, ICCWriting masterclass, guest author seminars and informal poetry reading.

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