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.
Illustrating a creative partnership
The Romantic Illustration Network offers retired people new opportunities to develop skills and knowledge with a series of seminars and workshops, in partnership with the University of the Third Age.
Posted: 23 November 2017
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