From Vikings sagas to Breton myth, and from Sanskrit chants to a radically altered Fifty Shades of Grey – this Autumn audiences across England are in for a treat (and many surprises) as four cutting-edge live literature shows hit the road. Caroline Bergvall: Drift 2-7 Oct After a rapturous reception at the Southbank Centre [...]
‘Great literature,’ Ezra Pound said, ‘is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.’ As we draw close to a particular special date, I have been looking back at what makes ‘great literature.’ Perhaps, as Pound puts it so succinctly, it is forming something that gives the reader the joy of peeling apart [...]
In the Catacombs is the first instalment in a grand project to map the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London in search of the unsung poets of the past. Nick Murray interviews its author Chris McCabe. In this first book you play literary detective in exploring West Norwood Cemetery. What is it you were trying to [...]
Two books for a tenner!
Offers end 5 September
We received some thrilling news this morning. Arts Council England has announced its latest three-year funding decisions, and Penned in the Margins has been selected to join its National Portfolio. We will receive a total of £135,000 over three years to support our ambitious, cutting-edge programmes of books, literary events and cross-artform productions. Our model [...]