At the Courtauld Institute, there is a movement towards a digital, free-thinking art writing matrimony: Fire Assembly Point. I spoke to India Picton, who pioneered the magazine from its early stages into the dazzling and exciting space it exists as today. This interview highlights some of the main issues that students face with academic writing and the steps we can take to write creatively and without restriction.
Matthew Arnold famously said that “journalism is literature in a hurry” and in the highly competitive age of digital journalism, his words have never rung truer. In a bid to attract audience attention, writers are under more pressure than ever to produce diverse and far-reaching content.
Books have been part of our existence for thousands of years. In the Middle Ages books and manuscripts were one of the main source of “material” knowledge. Through books, a small number of people learned their history, how society works, how to flirt… almost everything.
By Rohail Karim The Man Booker prize, one of the highest recognized awards for literature, at least that’s what they want you to believe. Whilst the award does help the winning […]
By Oliver James Whilst our understanding of the power of constraint on creativity might be relatively modern, constrained writing is no new concept. Consider, for example, the popularity of Haikus or Shakespeare’s sonnets. […]
by Eleanor Collins ‘Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.’ Anton Ego’s fine words inspire the Disney favourite, Ratatouille, but how do they apply to […]
How the closure of thousands of libraries could affect generations of readers to come Mass library closures in the last 5 years across the UK have raised the question of how people […]
A discussion on modern publishing with FEM Press founder Georgia Mitchell. When she came across poetry collective 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE, Georgia knew she’d found what she was looking for. She […]
by Flora Dempsey Being ‘well-read’ – whatever this means – is a quality many aspire to and few achieve. The epithet indicates that you’re intellectual, informed and, importantly, interesting. A YouGov survey reveals […]
by Molly Burdett As a rule within modern popular culture, if you identify as a fan of a particular music artist, that earns you the right to wear their T-shirt proudly. Most […]