Contemporary Women’s Writing and Literary Prize Culture, 24th June 2013

Contemporary Women’s Writing and Literary Prize Culture

Monday 24 June 2013 9.30-15.30

Leeds Metropolitan University, Northern Terrace Rooms 117 and 118

The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association and the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Metropolitan University invite you to a day conference on Contemporary Women’s Writing and Literary Prize Culture. This event is free and booking is now open (see below).


9.30 -10.00 Registration and Coffee NT117

10.00 – 10.45 Clare Hey – ‘Literary prizes, the publishing industry, digital publishing and short stories’ NT118

10.45 – 11.30 Gillian Roberts – ‘Literary prizes, national identity, postcoloniality and the case of Esi Edugyan’ NT118

11.45 – 12.30 Helen Cousins and Jenni Ramone – ‘Literary prizes and reading groups’ NT118

12.30 – 1.30 lunch NT117

1.30 – 2.15 Jane Rogers – Reading from The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Hitting Trees with Sticks and other work NT118

2.15 – 3.00 Interview with Jane Rogers – ‘Literary Prizes, Literary Careers and Literary Cultures’ NT118

3.00-3.30 Tea, book signing and close NT117


The event is open to all and free of charge. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Please book your place online.
Directions to the venue are available here.

For more information please contact Dr Susan Watkins at