For the second year running, students from the University of Roehampton used their skills to support the Barnes Children's Literature Festival, for whom the University is the official Creative Partner.
Posted: 19 May 2017
Roehampton students took advantage of the unique opportunities offered to them by the Barnes Children's Literature Festival over the weekend 13th and 14th May, putting skills learned through their degree into practice to benefit the community.
Journalism students from the Department of Media, Culture and Language ran a successful press team, covering talks and interviewing guest speakers such as historian Lucy Worsley and, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Judith Kerr.
Alison McClintock, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, said "Our BA Journalism students value the opportunity to put their learning into practice and cover real life events as you would in a modern newsroom- the students get actual cuttings that they can add to their portfolio".
In an adapted burger van beside the pond, students created bespoke poetry for festival goers. Following a workshop at the University, two students were invited to write and perform with The Poetry Takeaway, creating made to order poetry for children and adults alike in just fifteen minutes from the van.
The festival, which is the largest dedicated festival for children's literature, featured acts that included Michael Rosen, Nick Sharratt and Clare Balding.
The Print Room hosts award winning Roehampton poet, David Harsent
Notting Hill venue, The Print Room at the Coronet, hosted Professor David Harsent as part of the Autumn/ Winter poetry season.
Posted: 31 October 2017
RoeReads is back for its third year
The University, in association with the Booker Prize Foundation, is offering every student a copy of this year's RoeReads book, Room by Emma Donoghue.
Posted: 19 October 2017
Robert Graves Prize winner announced
The Poetry Centre, and Wimbledon BookFest, are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Robert Graves Prize, judged by Professor Fiona Sampson and literary agent Peter Straus. This prize was kindly sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects.
Posted: 4 October 2017