Book festival debate explores opportunities for Northern writers

Book festival debate explores opportunities for Northern writers

Press releases   •   Aug 13, 2019 12:06 BST

The lack of Northern voices within the UK publishing industry will be the focus of a debate taking place at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this month, chaired by Northumbria’s Professor Katy Shaw.

Literature expert addresses House of Commons inquiry

Literature expert addresses House of Commons inquiry

Press releases   •   May 10, 2019 14:51 BST

A contemporary literature expert from Northumbria University has been invited to give evidence at the Performers’ Alliance All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry into the class ceiling in the creative sector.

Newcastle Writing Conference 2019 unlocks the door to the publishing industry

Newcastle Writing Conference 2019 unlocks the door to the publishing industry

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 12:02 BST

The biennial Newcastle Writing Conference returns this spring, bringing together new and emerging writers across the North with publishing industry experts, inspiring authors and creative writing tutors.

It’s the end of the world as we know it

It’s the end of the world as we know it

Press releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 09:18 GMT

No, we’re not talking about Brexit this time, but the theme of this year’s Being Human Festival – the national celebration of the Humanities.

Northumbria leads pioneering research into impact of Northern Writers’ Awards

Northumbria leads pioneering research into impact of Northern Writers’ Awards

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 10:33 GMT

A champion for Northern voices and underrepresented groups, a key element in the North East creative economy, and a talent pipeline for the UK publishing industry. This is the verdict of Professor Katy Shaw’s new research into the value and impact of the Northern Writers Awards (NWAs) – the UK’s largest literary awards of their kind in the country.