'Our unique events bring the best-known contemporary novelists and poets to Manchester to discuss and read from their work. Everyone is welcome, and ticket prices include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink (except Colm Tóibín Public Events).'
University of Manchester
Chawton House Library London Lecture
Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
Early evening lectures. Advisable to book ahead.
'Runs a diverse programme of events, lectures and performances. We encourage debate and discussion across the worlds of culture and politics, committed to promoting openness, community and intellectual enquiry in a rapidly changing world.'
Writers Bloc | Open Society Foundation
'The speaker for the annual George Orwell lecture series is selected in turn by the Department of English and Humanities and the Department of Politics. The subject of the lecture is left to the speaker, on the proviso that the topic should have been of interest to Orwell. The lecture is funded by the George Orwell Memorial Fund and is held in November every year.' Site also usually lists other Orwell-related events.
Birkbeck University of London | The Orwell Prize
Diary of literature events throughout Wales.
Llenyddiaeth Cymru | The Welsh Academy
'Our events diary will be interspersed with a variety of quality, yet informal literary events, ranging from talks on modern English novels by well-known authors of 21st century fiction and non-fiction to walks and visits to the favourite haunts of the great writers and the characters that crop up in their novels ...'
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Details of 'new writers' appearing at various Festivals and related events throughout the year.
'Philippa Pearce died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in writing for children.'
'The RNA holds its regular meetings at the New Cavendish Club in London three times a year. There is no need to book for these occasions - simply turn up and pay on the door. Meetings generally consist of a talk by a speaker from the publishing world - author, editor, publisher, agent, reviewer etc - or a Question and Answer session with an expert panel (for example an author, an editor and an agent). The business of the meeting usually lasts for an hour or so. It is followed by refreshments and a lot of catching-up chat!'
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 0RN, Londonwww.rslit.org/content/events
'The RSL hosts regular talks, discussions and readings ... Members of the public are also welcome to attend, and there will be up to 30 tickets for non-members at each event, which will be sold on the door on a first-come-first-served basis from 6 pm for £8 (£5 concessions).'