Justine’s Assistant at Byte the Book, Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, tells us about her new venture with City University, City Writes.
I’ve been a teacher for City University’s Writing Short Courses on and off for over 10 years and felt it was time all the wonderful writing I’ve encountered had a space to be heard. This is how City Writes came about.
The idea is to hold a reading event once a term that will host one published writer, either an alumni from a City Short Writing Course or a lecturer, and three or four other writers who are currently taking, or have taken a City Short Writing Course. These other writers are chosen through a short fiction competition (further details can be found here), giving those at the start of their writing journey a chance to read alongside professionals, as well as providing a platform for all the talent flowing from the City Writing Short Courses.
Our launch event is Wednesday 29th March and you can book tickets here. I’m delighted that the Byte the Book member, Emma Claire Sweeney, whose highly acclaimed debut novel Owl Song at Dawn was published by Legend Press last year, will be providing the professional reading alongside four competition winners: Lesley Jones, Evleen Mann, C. G. Menon, and Eileen Church Riley.
The event starts at 6.30pm in Northampton Suite C at City University and drinks are included in the £10 ticket price. Please do come along and enjoy a night of readings that will take you from Morecombe Bay to Nevada and several places in-between. You can book tickets here.