We are delighted to be able to invite you to the launch of the 2017 edition of the University of Reading Creative Arts Anthology, titled Truth is Like a Lazarus; or, A Roof Bursting with Stars. As ever, the publication would not be possible without the fantastic contributions we receive from students, staff and the local community, so to those featured, thank you all for your part in this tenth edition of the Anthology, and the previous nine editions also.
The launch will take place at 6PM on Monday 20th March, in the newly refurbished Van Emden Lecture Theatre in the HumSS Building (soon to become the Edith Morley Building in honour of Britain’s first female professor). The evening will feature an introduction from the editorial team about work on this year’s Anthology, opportunities to get hold of a copy of the 2017 Anthology (copies are £5, though each contributor receives a copy free; previous editions will be available too at a TBD price), refreshments, and of course readings from the book by the contributors, which will be structured around a short interval. Following this formal part of the evening, we will move to HumSS 106 for a more casual reception.
We would love for as many contributors as possible to read their work on the night, so please let us know if you are planning to attend and would like to read (or alternatively, if you are planning to attend and particularly don’t want to read, which is also fine!), so we can get an idea of how many readings to expect in advance of the evening.
Entry is free, and we’ll have plenty of space in the theatre should anyone wish to bring extra friends along for the evening. If you’re unable to attend, but would still like a copy, there are plenty of ways to do so. If you want to buy one directly from us, please get in touch either via this email address or via my (Jerome) personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, the Anthology will be available to buy from Waterstones on Broad Street, and Blackwells in the RUSU Building on Whiteknights Campus, soon after launch.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch. Otherwise, we hope to see you all there on the 20th!
The Editorial Team
(Jerome, Jack, Josi, Juan & Sophie)