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National Academy of Writing Summer Show

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The 2010 National Academy of Writing (NAW) summer show offers a chance to hear a diverse selection of new work from some of the country?s most exciting emerging voices, each of whom is currently training in Birmingham. The event on Wednesday 30 June is part of Birmingham City University?s New Generation Arts Festival, but sits slightly outside the main dates of 7-26 June.

The NAW summer show is the main Birmingham showcase for students on the prestigious Diploma in Writing course, delivered at Birmingham City University in association with the National Academy of Writing. Introduced by NAW Chair Francis Bennett, the 2010 show will celebrate the publication of the Academy?s third annual anthology, The Spiral Path, and will feature a guest lecture and readings by students.

Biographer and NAW Patron Carole Angier will read from her new book The Arvon Book of Life Writing and relate it to her own works, which include biographies of chemist, Holocaust survivor and writer Primo Levi and Dominican novelist Jean Rhys.

Amongst those participating this year are four students who recently had their work showcased in UK's premier venue for new stage writing, London's Royal Court Theatre. Supported by the Garrick Foundation, Geoff Mills, Federay Holmes, Roger Noble and Rena Brannan studied scripting and staging with leading writer/director Jenny Stephens and a group of professional actors. The students? work was presented in the Royal Court Theatre?s Wilson Studio on 30th April.

The NAW Summer Show in Birmingham takes place in the Recital Hall in Birmingham Conservatoire on Wednesday 30th June, from 5-8pm. Admission is free (by ticket only, on the door) and refreshments will be provided.

Event Summary

National Academy of Writing
Birmingham Summer Show and Anthology Launch
Venue: Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham B3 3HG
Admission: Free
Open to All: Wednesday 30 June: 5-8pm