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
On Tuesday 9 November, 17.30–18.30, Adrian Barlow will be giving a talk in Cambridge University Library titled ‘Who Chooses the War Poets?’ The War Poets of the Great War are today a group more readily identified than the Imagists or even the Georgians, to whose ranks several of them were conscripted (‘I am held peer … Continue reading Who chooses the War poets?