Nottingham Writers' Studio
These seminars will be a combination of information, conversation and trying stuff out for yourself with workshop-style exercises. You can come along to the full event, or choose to attend either the 1-3pm or 4-6pm workshop.
Suitable for writers, readers, publishers and event producers with an interest in innovative publishing.
1-3pm Risk taking in publishing: What does risk taking in publishing mean? A discussion of what may be considered innovative in today’s world of contemporary publishing.
3-4pm: Break, informal discussion and networking. Tom available for Q&A.
4-6pm Producing: Live literature and cross-arts performance. How do you adapt writing for different kinds of live events? What practical considerations to do you take into account? How can you collaborate across art forms? A discussion and workshop will cover these points in the second session.
About Penned in the Margins
Penned in the Margins creates publications and performances for people who are not afraid to take risks. We believe in the power of language to challenge how we think, test new ideas and explore alternative stories. We operate across the arts, collaborating with writers, artists and creative partners using new platforms and technologies. From small beginnings as a reading series in a converted railway arch in south London, Penned in the Margins has grown over the last decade to be a respected literary arts company producing new work live, in print and online. This unique blend of publishing and production characterises our distinctive model in the cultural landscape. The hallmarks of a Penned in the Margins book or event are curiosity, innovation and openness.
About Tom Chivers, Director
Tom Chivers is a writer and literary arts producer. His books include Dark Islands (Test Centre, 2015), How To Build A City (Salt, 2009) and The Terrors (Nine Arches, 2009; shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award). He has edited several anthologies including Adventures in Form (Penned in the Margins, 2012). In 2009 he presented a documentary about the poet Barry MacSweeney for BBC Radio 4. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Prize in 2014. Tom was co-Director of London Word Festival from its inception in 2008 until 2011, and was a recipient of a Breakthrough Award from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. He commissioned and produced a range of work including The 14th Tale by Inua Ellams, Hackney Ascension Day by Iain Sinclair and site-specific murder mystery The Crash. Tom has worked on a variety of arts projects with organisations such as the Poetry Society, Writers’ Centre Norwich, Arvon Foundation and Free Word Centre, where he was Digital Editor 2011-12. He was a board member of the Poetry Book Society 2009-2013, and is currently a board member of Inpress Books.
Tickets: NWS members £20 full day, £13 half day / Non-members £27 full day, £16 half day.