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  1. Round up of the International Literature Showcase

    Project News, What we're doing, Partner Spotlight

    23.03.2015

    Lock In by Martin Figura

    Last week leading writers and industry professionals came together for the International Literature Showcase in Norwich, in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich and Arts Council England, for four days of discussions, readings and performances. Below are a selection of events chaired by members of the British Council literature team.

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  2. First International Literature Showcase Announced

    Project News, What we're doing, Partner Spotlight

    03.03.2015

    International Literature Showcase

    British Council and Writers’ Centre Norwich are delighted to announce the first International Literature Showcase (ILS), taking place in Norwich over three days (18-21 March), and featuring 24 leading writers and 54 industry professionals. Events are open to the public, you can stream the discussions live, and follow the conversation on Twitter #ILShowcase

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  3. Literary Residencies in Brazil and UK Open to Applications

    What we're doing, Partner Spotlight

    28.01.2015

    /news/2015/january/literary-residency-in-brazil-open-to-applications

    In partnership with the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), the Writers' Centre Norwich (WCN) and Flip - Paraty International Literary Festival, and with the support of Arts Council England, the British Council will offer two literary residences, one in UK to an English-Portuguese translator, resident in Brazil, and one in Brazil to a Portuguese-English translator, resident in the UK.

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  4. Creative Europe's Literary Translation Fund Now Open to Applications

    Partner Spotlight

    19.12.2014

    /news/2014/december/creative-europes-literary-translation-fund-now-open-to-applications

    Publishers can apply for grants of up to €100,000 to support the translation of between 3 and 10 books. Deadline for applications is 4 February 2015.

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  5. Tongue Fu in South Africa with Connect ZA

    Project News, What we're doing, Partner Spotlight, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    15.09.2014

    /news/2014/september/tongue-fu-in-south-africa

    Tongue Fu is one of the UK’s best spoken word events. In February 2014, Tongue Fu poet and programmer Chris Redmond and musician Arthur Lea travelled to Johannesburg and Cape Town in February as part of our British Council Connect ZA programme.

    In this blog, Chris Redmond shared his reflections on the trip and the spoken word scene in South Africa.

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  6. ''It’s time we gave young creatives the spotlight'' The Roundhouse launch Call to Create

    What we're doing, Partner Spotlight

    15.09.2014

    /news/2014/september/call-to-create

    'Call to Create' is a global collective of cultural organisations that believes it’s time to shout louder about the great art young people make.

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  7. Next Generation Poets 2014

    Project News, What we're doing, Partner Spotlight

    11.09.2014

    /news/2014/september/next-generation-poets-2014

    The British Council is delighted to be collaborating with the Poetry Book Society on an international showcase of contemporary British poetry featuring the Next Generation Poets 2014.

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  8. Publishing Success Following British Council Summer School

    Project News, Partner Spotlight, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    18.08.2014

    /news/2014/august/publishing-success-following-british-council-summer-school

    This year, as the Creative Writing Summer School unfolded in Athens for the second time, students were invited to an event with a slightly different twist: previous pupil Vangelis Provias hosted his very first book launch for his debut novel begun in classes from the 2013 school

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  9. Flash Fiction Competition: Now Open to Submissions

    What we're doing, Partner Spotlight

    07.08.2014

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

    Project News, What we're doing, Partner Spotlight

    18.02.2014

    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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