News: What we're doing

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Trading Tales: A Call for Writers

    Mitchell Library

    British Council are pleased to announce a writers’ residency programme in both Scotland and the Caribbean this summer for writers of historical fiction.

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  7. Q&A with Suah Bae

    Suah Bae

    Q&A: Translator Deborah Smith speaks to Korean writer in residence, Suah Bae

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  8. The Untold Story: By Our Own Tongues

    Date: April 2014
    Time: 4-5.30pm
    Venue: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

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  9. And they're off! Rachel McCrum heads to South Africa

    Rachel McCrum at InZync Poetry Session, Stellenbosch

    February sees the British Council and the Scottish Poetry Library launch an exciting new project for the Commonwealth Games: Commonwealth Poets United. First up, Rachel McCrum travels to Jo'burg and Cape Town to meet South African poet Toni Stuart.

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  10. Dhaka Days

    Bangladeshi dancers and musicians

    Cortina Butler reports back from the Hay Dhaka festival, which went ahead despite political unrest, and featured novelists Ned Beauman, Nadeem Aslam and Ahdaf Soueif, graphic novelists Karrie Fransman and S.J. Harris and some unexpected Bengali puppets

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