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01
Apr
08

What’s in a Name/Sign/symbol

There is a great article on The Language log website. Speculative semiotics of Northern European product names Nations have gone to war for less.

31
Mar
08

Your Life in 6 Words

Smith Mag has invited people to share their life stories in six words. The “sixcinct” autobiographies can be read HERE. You can also submit your own. One of my favourites is communist health nut, hammer and cycle.”.

Related articles
31
Mar
08

Poetry-next-the-Sea – 2008 Festival

Behind the quay at Wells-next-the-sea, with view to the harbour mouth. For more information see the Wikipedia article Wells-next-the-Sea.Image from WikipediaThe Poetry-next-the-Sea 2008 will take place on 2nd – 4th May 2008, and includes poetry readings and workshops and an open floor event. Directions to Wells-next-the-Sea from google maps can found HERE.

Contributors to the festival include:

Roger Lloyd Pack and Dame Gillian Beer;
Graham Ashworth;
cellist Eileen Ashmead;
Jack Underwood;
Sam Riviere;
Nathan Hamilton;
Agnes Lehoczky
and many others.

Booking is now open. To book tickets please pick up a brochure from a local library, or contact Susan Marshall on suzy948@btinternet.com

Telephone 01328 711813.

Festival season ticket, for all events except workshops £36 or priced individually.

See Festival Website for more details HERE.

29
Mar
08

UK oddest book title winner announced

from Yahoo News HERE

29
Mar
08

Orwell prize nominations announced

The Orwell prize for political writing is awarded annually to two
writers, one for journalism and one for a book, who are judged to have
best achieved George Orwell’s aim “to make political writing into an
art”.

The nominations are:

The Observer’s chief political commentator, Andrew Rawnsley;
Mary Riddell, now an assistant editor at the Daily Telegraph;
Observer columnist Nick Cohen;
Independent columnist Johann Hari;
The Economist’s defence and security editor, Anton La Guardia;
and veteran presenter Clive James was nominated for the Orwell journalism
prize for three editions of A Point of View on BBC Radio 4.

Get the full story and other short listed writers from the Guardian Website HERE

24
Mar
08

DICKENS REMEMBERED?

In 1869, a year before Charles Dickens died, he wrote in his will
that he wanted to be remembered for his work alone. No plaques, no
statues, “no monument memorial or testimonial whatever” were to be
allowed to commemorate the life of one of Britain’s greatest authors.

Now, almost 140 years after his death, Dickens’ final request has
sparked an impassioned debate among his most ardent fans – and his
family are suggesting his dying wish be laid to rest.

Full story from the Independant HERE

19
Mar
08

ORANGE PRIZE LONG LIST PUBLISHED

See the full list HERE