Thursday, March 3, 2011

States of Independence, Leicester


Clephan Building, De Montfort University, Oxford Street, Leicester

10.30am – 4.30pm, Saturday 19th March 2011

Stalls from dozens of independent publishers.

Workshops, readings and book launches.

Independent presses from across the region (and some from around the country) will be on site, together with many regional writers whose work is published by large and small independent publishers. Join us for an hour or two or the whole day.

Open to all and free of charge

States of Independence is one day - and free - book and spoken word festival at De Montfort University in Leicester, celebrating independent publishing and independent writing. The full programme is on There are stalls from many independent publishers and a programme with events for all tastes. Join us for an hour or all day. No need for tickets, simply turn up. There are more than sixty writers from the region presenting, reading, launching, discussing
The programme includes:
Surgeries with a literary agent; a talk on the 1950s; Hearing Voices magazine launch; a session on publishing poetry; on artists' books; panels of writers reading; crime fiction; an introduction to anarchism; creative writing from DMU, writing about sex; fiction in performance; Asian writing; the first reading from the East Midlands Book Award; eBooks; poetry reading; speculative fiction; celebrating The Coffee House; graphic novels; how to access money (or not); short stories; Word! in performance; young adult fiction; Irish publishing; The Moomins and philosophy; words and music; editing a literary magazine.

Leafe Press poets C.J. Allen and Ernesto Priego, who will be reading from their work. Mark Goodwin will be reading from his book 'Shod' which has been shortlisted for the East Mids Book Award, and Skysill Press will host a reading by Alan Baker, launching his new collection.

States of Independence is organised by Five Leaves Publications in Nottingham and De Montfort Creative Writing Team
Ross Bradshaw
Five Leaves Publications
PO Box 8786
Note new number: 0115 9895465
Out of office: 0115 9693597