Whether or not you're a member of GLAM, it's not too late to book a place for our two day visit to Aberystwyth, 17-18 September. The theme of this special meeting is Collaborative Approaches in Literary Archives. There will be sessions on digital archives, literary societies and friends' groups, publishers and cross-sectoral collaboration, not to mention a talk… Continue reading GLAM goes to Aberystwyth
Early short stories in the Nottinghamshire GuardianMalcolm Bradbury (1932-2000) was Professor at the University of East Anglia’s former School of English and American Studies (EAS) from 1970-1994. He co-founded (with Angus Wilson) and later directed the MA course in Creative Writing. Bradbury was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, literary criticism and television plays… Continue reading New Malcolm Bradbury material at UEA Archives
The British Library Conference Centre Friday 9th May, 10:30am-5:45pm (followed by a wine reception and an evening event) The dissenting minister, philosopher and educationalist David Williams founded the Royal Literary Fund in 1790 in order ‘to withdraw those apprehensions of extreme poverty, and those desponding views of futurity, which lead Genius and Talent from the… Continue reading The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium
The following request has been received from the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee, who would like to hear from authors who use social media: Archive staff at the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee are looking for input from members of the Society of Authors regarding the preservation… Continue reading Survey on living authors and social media
There are plenty of literary activities on offer in LMA's Spring Festival, from creative writing workshops and readings, to talks on archiving publishing collections and how to get you children's book published. For full details see the LMA Spring Arts Festival programme.
The archive of the late novelist Russell Hoban is available for acquisition. The American author who lived in London from 1969 to his death in 2011 is best-known for his books Riddley Walker, The Mouse and his Child and the Frances books. Institutions interested in acquiring the archive should contact Paul Cooper, who has been… Continue reading Russell Hoban Archive in search of a home
By Rachel Foss, Lead Curator of Modern Literary Manuscripts at the British Library On Wednesday we announced the acquisition of Hanif Kureishi’s Archive at the British Library’s Cultural Highlights preview for 2014. Hanif kindly agreed to join us for the press launch. An early start meant an improvised breakfast in the staff canteen, but over… Continue reading Hanif Kureishi on depositing his archive at the British Library
The project archivist post (fixed term for a year) for the R C Sherriff Project at Surrey History Centre is now advertised on Surrey County Council website. The closing date is 24th January. It is also being advertised in ARC Recruitment and on the Archives Listserv. For more information please contact Michael Page, County Archivist, on 01483… Continue reading R C Sherriff Project Archivist vacancy
Thanks to everyone who made our symposium on cataloguing literary archives such a success last month. For those who weren't able to make it, a number of the papers are now available (on the Minutes & Papers section of the website). We hope to add more of these to the site in the near future.
Surrey History Centre has received £56,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a First World War commemoration project, To Journey's End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff. The project will preserve the extensive archive and celebrate the cultural legacy of the Surrey playwright R C Sherriff, in particular his play… Continue reading To Journey’s End and Beyond