New “What’s New?” items

Latest additions. See the What’s New page on the Creative Stoke website [ http://www.creativestoke.org.uk/whatsnew.html ] for full links and any images…

New! 18.05.09 A third issue of the local creative writing magazine Keele Writing is due to be launched on Thursday. Previous issues are available online at the Keele Writing website.

New! 18.05.09 Keele University is holding a one-day ‘Shoestring Festival’ writing challenge event on Thursday 21st May 09, including a workshop on the challenges to overcome when writing, and a talk about the M.A. Creative Writing degree at Keele. The event starts at 2pm at the Keele Postgraduate Association Clubhouse.

New! 18.05.09 County Show Radio will broadcast live from the Staffordshire County Showground on May 27/28 (Wed/Thu) on 87.7FM (just down the dial from BBC Radio 2), so you can ‘visit’ the show from your arm chair. We’re not entirely sure if the signal will be strong enough to reach Stoke-on-Trent from Stafford, but see what you can get on 87.7FM on the day. The station will be presented, in part, by local specialist community-licence presenter Shaun Geraghty.

New! 15.05.09 There’s a major comics production training opportunity for the West Midlands. Comix is run by Birmingham’s Hi8us, and tutored by John McCrea and Hunt Emerson — in the company of Laura Howell (The Beano), my former student Asia Alfasi (Native Narratives), and Stoke-on-Trent’s Andi Watson (Breakfast After Noon, Buffy)…

“If you’re 16 plus, with a passion for comic art and live in the West Midlands, then Hi8us Midlands’ latest FREE comic art scheme called COMIX, could be for you. All the lucky winners will also get to work with people on similar schemes across Europe and get a supported trip to a comic art festival in Spain as well as a trip to the Birmingham International Comics Show.”

There are 20 places available, and it’s all happening in Birmingham between June and November 09. The full flyer is here (PDF link).

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