Thursday 10th Dec 6.30pm
Artsfest Online: Myriad Editions Literary Salon

Artsfest Online is pleased to present a literary salon with publisher Myriad Editions and three of their authors, Elleke Boehmer, Elaine Chiew and Hannah Vincent – who will discuss and read from their recent short story collections. 
Hosted by Dr. Lisa Blower – fellow Myriad author and Senior Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing at Wolverhampton, they will also be joined by Myriad’s Publishing Director, Candida Lacey, who’ll reveal what she really looks for in a short story collection, why she published who she has, and why the UK market should not be afraid to be publish more collections over novels. This event is part of Creative & Professional Writing’s Get Shorty short story series.
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Wednesday 16th Dec 7pm
Artsfest Online: Subsidence: Liz Berry Chats Dialect with R.M. Francis

Join Liz Berry as she interviews R. M. Francis about his new poetry collection, Subsidence (Smokestack Books). Liz and Rob will chat about how they use dialect and sense of place in their poetry and poetics and share their own creative ideas and inspirations. 
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About ArtsFest

This year marks the sixth year of Artsfest hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. Traditionally they work with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events including live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with. Despite the challenging times we all find ourselves in Artsfest still want to bring art to you. They have put together a programme of insightful and inspiring online artists’ talks. The BCSC will be highlighting events over coming weeks!