David Savill, First Novel MA Programme Director, will be reading from the first chapter of his new novel at Brick Lane Bookshop this Wednesday. The reading is in support of part of MIR12, an anthology of writing from Birkbeck Creative Writing graduates. It’s a great collection, and some of the other writers reading on Wednesday are fantastic. Come along, listen to the competition, and have a drink if you feel like a night in the far east.
How can the novel capture the absurdities of our contemporary world? Author of bestselling What A Carve Up! Jonathan Coe probably has a better idea than most. Hear about his ideas on form and process on the Start the Week today.
While we clearly believe we run the best novel-based MA in the country, it would be mean of us not to advertise this wonderful scholarship opportunity for third year students who may be considering an MA! The Kit De Waal (pictured) Scholarship is means tested, and quality tested. Which means it will go to highest quality submission from a student who can demonstrate financial need. The successful student will study an MA in Creative Writing, part-time, at Birkbeck College. http://www.bbk.ac.uk/news/fully-funded-creative-writing-scholarship-launched-at-birkbeck