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
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.
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
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.
The Cataloguing Working Party is pleased to annouce the programme for its symposium on cataloguing literary archives and manuscripts: Cataloguing Creativity programme with abstracts [PDF] Tickets (including lunch and refreshments) are a very reasonable £12 and are available from the British Library Box Office - book online, in person, or by telephone (+44 (0)1937 546 546). … Continue reading Programme announced for Cataloguing Creativity at the British Library, 15 November 2013
Friday 15 November 2013 at the British Library CALL FOR PAPERS Photo credit: Pedro Arellano The Cataloguing Working Party of GLAM has today published its updated Guidelines for Cataloguing Literary Archives and Manuscripts, along with a related Thesaurus and Glossary. To mark this event, GLAM will be holding a one-day Symposium focusing on issues related to cataloguing… Continue reading Cataloguing Creativity: Symposium on Literary Archives
Guest post by Jessica Smith, Project Archivist Willy Russell is a playwright and musician whose work has enjoyed worldwide success and acclaim. He is best known for plays Educating Rita (1980), Shirley Valentine (1986), Our Day Out (1977), and the musical Blood Brothers (1983). Willy Russell’s works have been translated into numerous languages and won… Continue reading Willy Russell Archive deposited at Liverpool John Moores University.
The annual LitHouses conference, in association with the Freud Museum, will be held on 28 November 2011 at the Anna Freud Centre, Hampstead, London. For registration information see the LitHouses website. Schedule 09:30 Early Tour of the Freud Museum 10:00 The Anna Freud Centre - registration and coffee 10:30 Guest Speaker: Fiona Talbot, Head of Museums,… Continue reading LitHouses conference: Old Places, Narrative Spaces: Combining Conservation and Creativity
MS draft of Ted Hughes, Phèdre, courtesy of the Estate of Ted HughesHeld at the British Library Conference Centre, London 3rd October 2011 9:00am – 8:30pm A one-day conference jointly organised by the British Library, the Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts, the British Centre for Literary Translation, the University of Birmingham, Poet in the… Continue reading Literary Translators: Creative, Cultural and Collecting Contexts
I am delighted that GLAM has set up this blog. The rich content and existing name recognition typical of literary archives means they lend themselves particularly well to outreach via social media. A recent project by Special Collections at Bradford University shows what can be done with minimal resources (apart from staff expertise!) and avoiding… Continue reading Priestley’s Finest Hour