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  1. Indeed The Unexpected Happens: Millicent Graham and The Empire Cafe

    Millicent Graham and other poets and writers at The Empire Cafe © Chris Leslie

    Millicent Graham, a poet from Kingston, Jamaica, recently took part in a series of events in Glasgow as part of The Empire Cafe project.

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  2. Coffee, Sugar, Tea and Poetry

    What we're doing

    26.08.2014

    The Commonwealth Games provided Scotland with the perfect backdrop for exploring the cultural legacy of the Commonwealth and its colonial past.

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  3. Writers Return, Derry-Londonderry

    Two of Northern Ireland's most celebrated poets, Colette Bryce and Leontia Flynn, join Qatari poet Maryam Al Subaiey to read poems about journeys and discuss how travel inspires new writing as part of Culture Night festivities on 19 September in Derry-Londonderry.

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  4. Q&A with Ji-young Gong

    Project News, Blogs

    19.08.2014

    Ji-young Gong

    On fantasy, reality and place as a sea of language...

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  5. Friday 22nd August: Edinburgh excitement and the Korean wave

    Kim Young-ha

    One of Korea’s finest novelists Kim Young-ha returns to the UK for an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with David Bezmozgis.

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  6. Patrick Ness gives the inaugural Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Book Festival

    Patrick Ness delivered the inaugural Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture at the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival.

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  7. Publishing Success Following British Council Summer School

    This year, as the Creative Writing Summer School unfolded in Athens for the second time, students were invited to an event with a slightly different twist: previous pupil Vangelis Provias hosted his very first book launch for his debut novel begun in classes from the 2013 school

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  8. Flash Fiction Competition: Now Open to Submissions

    Bookworm bookshop in Beijing

    In partnership with the Flash Europa 28 and the European Union, the British Council seeks submissions from young UK authors as part of an EU-wide competition, judged by A.L. Kennedy, to showcase emerging European authors to Chinese audiences.

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  9. Remembering World War One

    04.08.2014

    Photograph by Jessica Keating

    On this day one hundred years ago Britain entered World War One. During this memorial period, August 2014 – November 2018, the British Council launches three programmes highlighting the role literature played in communicating the experience of war, both during the conflict and following right up to the present day.

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  10. Trading Tales: Writers Get Ready and Set to Go!

    Lisa Allen-Agostini c Joshua Yetman

    Before the Games has even begun, find out more about our Commonwealth writers getting set for Glasgow and Trinidad next month.

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