To celebrate the launch of our tantalising Spring programme 2012, we would like to introduce you to the NCLA Community: an online hub which brings together our various project websites. Here you can engage with our various community activities, read original creative writing, and experience footage of our past events. We’re particularly proud to announce that our online journal of creative writing and practice, Friction Magazine, has just launched its fourth issue.
On the main NCLA website you’ll find details of our up-and-coming readings, events, short-courses and workshops.
In the NCLA Archive you can browse through photographs, video and sound recordings of some of our monumental past readings and literary events, including the historical NCLA launch reading with Seamus Heaney. We’ll be continuously updating the archive with new content so don’t forget to check regularly to relive some of the fantastic readings and events we’ve hosted over the last three years.
Write Around The Toon is our creative writing tour of Newcastle-Gateshead based on a series of short writing-residencies in cultural venues across the region. Here you can read about all of the residencies creative writing research students took part in at cultural institutions including The Baltic, The Sage Gateshead and The Great North Museum and try your hand at the creative writing exercises produced from the residences.
Finally, Friction Magazine is led by a team of creative writing staff and postgraduate students at Newcastle University. Issue 4 (launched today) contains new stories and poems including a chase in the outback by Nikesh Murali; a trip home with Elaine Ewart; and the sighting of an Artic Fox in Crystal Palace. Have a read and don’t forget to submit your work for our next issue!
More exciting additions to the NCLA community will be unveiled over the next few months. We hope you’ll enjoy and join-in with our online community of literature.
published on: 3rd February 2012