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  1. Laia Jufresa's last blog from Hay Festival

    Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    08.06.2015

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  2. Laia Jufresa's second blog from Hay Festival

    Project News, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    02.06.2015

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  3. Poets on the link between walking and inspiration

    Project News, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    27.05.2015

    /news/2015/may/how-do-poets-get-inspiration-from-places

    Indian poet Tishani Doshi and Welsh poet Jonathan Edwards recently met in Calcutta, and met again as part of Alchemy festival at the Southbank Centre in May 2015. Here the two poets reflect on the ancient link between writing and walking.

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  4. Q&A with México20 writer Laia Jufresa

    Project News, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    19.05.2015

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  5. Weekly Round-Up

    Stories and Ephemera

    20.02.2015

    Joe Dunthorne by Angus Muir

    As we head into the weekend, here is a round-up of literary links from around the web.

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  6. The Letter Books: Diana McCaulay reflects on her residency at the Mitchell Library

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

    25.09.2014

    Diana's great grandfather John McCaulay - c Diana McCaulay

    Trading Tales is an ambitious residency programme and just one of four literature projects the British Council is doing for the Commonwealth Games. It is in partnership with the Mitchell Library and the generous time and support from various partners in the Caribbean including Nicholas Laughlin and Alice Yard.

    Between the 11 – 31 August, writer Diana McCaulay, from Jamaica, took up a residency at the Mitchell Library. The residency allowed for writers of historical fiction, from both the Caribbean and Scotland, to explore and respond to the archival material and to explore the connections necessary to their next writing project.

    Diana has written loosely about the connection between Scotland and the Caribbean, and is now writing a collection of short stories that further explore her own family connection with the two places. In this blog piece, Diana McCaulay reflects on her time in Glasgow, reimagining history and the contemporary connections she drew between the two places during her residency.

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  7. Trading Tales: Lisa Allen-Agostini reflects on her time at Mitchell Library

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

    25.09.2014

    Map of Port Patrick - Photo courtesy of Lisa Allen - Agostini

    Trading Tales is an ambitious residency programme and just one of four literature projects the British Council undertook around the Commonwealth Games. It is in partnership with the Mitchell Library and the generous time and support from various partners in the Caribbean including Nicholas Laughlin and Alice Yard.

    In this blog piece, Lisa Allen-Agostini reflects on her time in Glasgow and her discoveries during the residency.

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  8. Storytelling in Jordan at the Hakaya Festival

    What we're doing, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    24.09.2014

    Sally Pomme Clayton performance

    ''Storytelling has been termed ‘the poor man’s cinema’. It doesn’t need sets or lighting. It just needs a very good storyteller with a gripping tale and an audience who want to listen. Through voice and gesture, rhythm and silence, the story comes alive in the listeners’ imagination. Feelings, images, memories are communicated and triggered.''

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  9. Latest News from Connect ZA: Francesca Beard arrives in Cape Town

    Project News, What we're doing, Stories and Ephemera

    16.09.2014

    /news/2014/september/connect-za-update

    And spoken word artist Francesca Beard has arrived in Cape Town for the 2014 Open Book Festival!

    As we look ahead at the exciting programme of literature events taking place in South Africa over the coming weeks as part of the British Council Connect ZA programme, we want to put the spotlight on just a few of our most recent projects which have supported creative collaborations between artists and audiences in the UK and South Africa.

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  10. 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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