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Free event - Shakespeare for A Level Teachers, 21 October 2017 King's College London

Free event - Shakespeare for A Level Teachers, 21 October 2017 King's College London

Posted by hl11 at Sep 11, 2017 10:38 AM |

A free event for teachers of Shakespeare at A level organised by the London Shakespeare Centre, King's College London; Birkbeck, University of London; and the English Association

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See over 60 new reviews of books for younger readers

See over 60 new reviews of books for younger readers

Posted by hl11 at Aug 23, 2017 08:31 AM |

We've added loads more books to our English 4-11 Reviews section!

The reviews are divided by age:

  • up to 5 years of age
  • 5-7
  • 7-9
  • 9-11

The under 5s can read about Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escape or learn about Forest Life and Woodland Creatures and Sharks and other sea creatures.

The 5-7 section has books about the festival of Eid, the work of vets and the story of a small chubby dog who wears a red sweater and matching beret and who can't wait to take part in a very exciting sports competition!

Books in the 7-9 category include The Ostrich of Pudding Lane, discovering the Roman Empire and a housemaid's diary of detection.

Finally, the 9-11s can learn 23 ways to become an Eco Hero, discover the Ancient Egyptians and encounter the mysterious Greenling.

Dip in today and see what new treasures you uncover!

Michael Murphy Poetry Prize Shortlist announced

Michael Murphy Poetry Prize Shortlist announced

Posted by hl11 at Aug 07, 2017 03:50 PM |

The shortlist for the 2017 Michael Murphy Memorial prize has just been announced. The £1000 prize is awarded for a distinctive first book of poetry in English published in Britain or Ireland. The 2017 prize covers volumes published between January 2015 and December 2016.

The Shortlist

Claire Askew, This Changes Things (Bloodaxe)

Nancy Campbell, Disko Bay (Enitharmon)

John Dennison, Otherwise (Carcanet)

Kate Miller, The Observances (Carcanet)

Rebecca Perry, Beauty/ Beauty (Bloodaxe)

The winner will be announced on National Poetry Day, 28 September 2017 and the prize will be awarded at the English Association's Annual General Meeting on 23 May 2018.

The Judges

Deryn Rees-Jones

Karen Leeder

John Mcauliffe

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