Posted: 9 July 2015
The festival takes place on Wimbledon Common for 10 days from 2 October, and the full programme has just been published. The University is the lead education partner of the BookFest, supporting its aim to raise awareness and excitement about the study of great literature.
Short story competition
This year's Wimbledon BookFest Short Story competition has the theme A Brave Face. Judges will create a shortlist of 12 entries and the authors will be asked to read their stories to a BookFest audience who will vote in secret for the winner.
One of the judges, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University, Leone Ross, has offered all shortlisted entrants a coaching session on reading in public.
Young Writers competition
As well as bringing some of the most recognised writers in their fields to the BookFest, the University also supports the year-round education programme in schools. This includes a Young Writers competition on the theme of fairy tales, to be judged by author James Smythe from the University’s Department of Creative Writing, among others.
Young Film makers programme
Five secondary schools take part in this annual film makers programme, run with the University, where pupils learn film making skills in Roehampton’s studios and grounds. Students are introduced to careers in the creative industries and taught how to make short films which are then screened at the festival in October.
Rediscovering London’s Lost History
A collaboration between Roehampton and the Dolphin's Back theatre company is unearthing the secrets of one of England's first theatres and performing a variety of Elizabethan plays on the original site the first time.
Posted: 1 February 2018
Department of English and Creative Writing adds Publishing to its postgraduate offering
Responding to industry needs, Roehampton now proudly offers MA Publishing.
Posted: 16 January 2018
The life of Frankenstein’s creator uncovered by leading Professor
Professor Fiona Sampson's new book reveals discoveries that offer a richer understanding of the woman behind Frankenstein.
Posted: 10 January 2018