Monday 12th June 6:00pm
Publishing the North presented by Professor Ailsa Cox
TICKETS are FREE, but booking required
This event will take place in the Rose Theatre
5.30pm – Wine reception
6pm – Publishing the North event
Is there such a thing as ‘northern writing’? How do northern publishers cultivate an identity that is both local and international and what do small publishers have to offer that the big conglomerates don’t?
The conversation will explore some of the most exciting new voices in fiction that have emerged through the work of small publishers, driven by their passion for supporting literature in all its forms.
Professor Ailsa Cox is the world’s first Professor of Short Fiction and the founder of The Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story. Ailsa will be in conversation with members of the Northern Fiction Alliance, Nathan Connolly, Publishing Director at Liverpool-based Dead Ink Books and S.J. Bradley, self-published fiction writer, Director of the Northern Short Story Festival and the organiser of Fictions of Every Kind, a literary evening in Leeds. The conversation will be followed by a reading from S.J. Bradley, whose novel Guest is newly released from Dead Ink.
The Northern Fiction Alliance is an Arts Council-funded consortium of independent publishers, including Comma Press, And Other Stories, Peepal Tree Press and Dead Ink Books, formed to showcase works at an international level. The discussion will converse the penetrative power of the united publishers and their imprint on the industry.
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