Date: 29 June 2009
Professor Paul Farley (English & Creative Writing) is involved in an innovative new national writing initiative. The Complete Works is a two year development programme for advanced Black and Asian poets, running between 2008 and 2010, created in partnership with Arts Council England, the Foyle Foundation, the Old Possum's Practical Trust and in association with the Arvon Foundation. Successful applicants will receive mentoring, access to seminar days, a week at Arvon and other support for the following two years. Find out more at www.spreadtheword.org.uk
Professor Farley will also be appearing at two festivals over the coming summer. The Latitude Festival takes place near Southwold in Suffolk 17-19th July, and includes many literary and spoken word performances, as well as a music line up headlined by Nick Cave, Grace Jones and the Pet Shop Boys. Paul is performing on the Saturday afternoon.
The Ledbury Festival takes place between 6th-12th July, and Paul's reading on the Thursday (with Chase Twichell) is part of the launch event for the Summer 2009 issue of Poetry London magazine.
Associated staff: Paul Farley
Associated departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing