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City of Literature: Workshop and planning event

City of Literature: Workshop and planning event

City of Literature: Workshop and planning event

Newcastle City of Literacy and Literature is a partnership which aims to provide a framework for improving literacy and celebrating literature in the city.

There is much to celebrate in Newcastle: our rich publishing history and our wealth of independent publishers today; the strong creative writing scene and the inspiration for literature that the city provides; the literary festivals and organisations that promote literature in the region. At the same time, Newcastle and the North East face a range of challenges in literacy rates which are strongly linked to economic disadvantage and ill health.

This online workshop aims to bring together those across the city with an interest in sharing expertise and pursuing collaborations to address challenges and to enhance the vibrancy of literacy and literature in the city.

Programme

1000 - Welcome and Introduction to the City of Literature

1010 - Introducing the four thematic areas:

• Literacy
• Literature and the City
• Literature, Literacy and Archives
• Literacy and Technology

1030 - Breakout Groups

1115 - Feedback from groups

1130 - Discussion and next steps Please join usfor and interesting and constructive discussion!

Sign up here! https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=12209730 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences