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Discover the city's emerging literary scene

Live poetry, image courtesy of English Department
Live poetry, image courtesy of English Department
English Department, © Simon Roberts
English Department, © Simon Roberts
Chawton House Library, image courtesy of English Department
Chawton House Library, image courtesy of English Department

Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing

The University English Department’s Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing at Southampton is vibrant, sociable and outward-looking, co-hosting regular events and readings.

Entropics

Entropics, a regular poetry series run by the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing, hosts a popular series of readings in Mettricks Old Town Café.

Writers in Conversation

Discover what makes novelists tick at the intimate Writers in Conversation series presented by the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing at Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

Workshop your words

Develop your own writing at one of the Students’ Union’s student-run creative writing societies, or in a creative workshop run by Artful Scribe, an independent arts organisation.

Festival Fever

From the popular SO:To Speak festival in Southampton to the world-famous Writers’ Festival in Winchester, the literary season is covered by these annual events.

The Reading Revolution

http://www.octoberbooks.org/, Southampton’s local and radical bookshop, hosts regular events, launches, and readings.

Austen and Onwards

Visit Chawton House Library for a regular series of exhibitions, evening talks, and the chance to find out about Hampshire’s most famous literary export.

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Entropics

Find out more about Southampton’s newest poetry night.

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