News: What we're doing

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Q&A with Suah Bae

    Suah Bae

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

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  4. The Untold Story: By Our Own Tongues

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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Leaving Libya

    Woman in busy Libyan street (copyright Inua Ellams)

    On Wednesday 27 November Inua Ellams helped the British Council Literature Department kick off the first ‘Writers Return’, a series of live literature events tracing the journeys of contemporary British writers who have recently travelled to cities across the world. For those who couldn’t make it to York here are some of Inua’s impressions from a recent British Council trip to the Libyan International Book Fair in Tripoli, the first since the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

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  8. Blog: Coming down to Earth

    York Picturehouse Cinema

    UK writers, authors and poets travel for months around the world. But what happens to all that knowledge and experience when they come back to the UK? Ted Hodgkinson, Communications Manager for the literature team, talks about our new 'Writers Return' series.

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  9. Poetry on the Rooftops

    Favelas of Rio de Janerio by dany13

    A dispatch from Henderson Mullin after week one of FLUPP, a festival that takes place in the favelas of Rio de Janerio.

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  10. Writers Return

    Writers Return by Karrie Fransman

    Writers Return is a live event series at which authors who have travelled with us tell stories about their experiences. We will be hosting events in Swansea and Derry-Londonderry with more cities to be announced.

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