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When Torbay’s annual Agatha Christie Week was expanded into a major literature festival things took an unexpected turn. Anna Farthing investigates.
How can literature and publishing thrive in the wake of Creative Scotland's review of the cultural sector, asks Andrew Ormston.
Following a review of the literature and publishing sector, Creative Scotland is supporting new schemes to promote Scottish writers internationally and to develop young writers.
Being a young, female leader in the arts is a novelty - one Isobel Colchester has come to realise she must explore and celebrate, if she is to help challenge gender inequalities.
Do arts projects in schools boost pupils’ health and wellbeing? Ros McLellan finds the current evidence positive, but says more persuasive research is needed.
Restoration of the house and garden that inspired ‘Peter Pan’ will provide a new home for children’s literature in Scotland.
Pat Cochrane describes how Cape UK has produced educational resources for the Yorkshire Festival, part of the Tour de France’s Grand Départ.
A withering letter signed by senior academics raises serious concerns about the recent ACE review of the impact of the arts and the lack of scholarship and consultation with researchers in the field.
As the Writing Squad recruits its seventh group of talented young authors, Danny Broderick and Steve Dearden explain how their formula breaks down the barriers to writer development.
Lucas Stewart reports on the difficulties involved in ‘Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds’, a British Council project in Burma seeking to develop ethnic minority language literature.
Globe Education will extend its free schools ticket scheme as Deutsche Bank commits to a further three years’ support.
Kate Massey-Chase discusses the impact of personal budgets on participants at CoolTan Arts.
Cila Warncke discusses the role of literature in promoting democracy and social change in a country like Myanmar.
Katy Carr sees an online future for literature
Writing courses are helping new writers to forge connections and networks that live on after graduation, writes Sam Kinchin-Smith
Ayla Lepine looks at how an organisation working with bereaved Israelis and Palestinians is hoping to promote reconciliation through art
Poetic justice? Eleanor Turney reports on the future of contemporary poetry