Plymouth City Council

Talk: Fereshteh Ahmadi: Women’s Literature In Contemporary Iran

Short story writer and novelist living in Tehran

A short story writer and novelist living in Tehran, Fereshteh is widely recognised for her enigmatic and mysterious psychological fantasies, including her first short story collection, Everybody’s Sara (2004). She has won several literary awards for both her short stories and novels which include The Fairy of Forgetfulness (2007), Cheese Forest (2008) and Domestic Monsters (2016).

Fereshteh will be reading from her work and discussing its influences in the context of contemporary Iranian literature. Co-presented by...

Talk: Cathy Galvin: First Impressions

Short stories and The Art Of Submission

Whether you are preparing to send your first collection to an agent or submitting to one of the many short story awards, you will find this event an invaluable hour of practical advice from Conville & Walsh literary agent Carrie Kania and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award creator, Cathy Galvin.

Cathy is the founder-director of the leading short story powerhouse, The Word Factory, and Carrie represents fiction and non-fiction writers, including Simon Van Booy, Paul McVeigh, Allen Frances and Giovanni Frazzetto.

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Talk: WonderZoo

WonderZoo featuring next Plymouth Mayflower Young City Laureate Launching the Plymouth Festival of Words

Featuring: Thom Boulton, Plymouth Poet Laureate Simon Travers Nick Ingram, Writer and Compere Laura Quigley Jackie Juno Robert Garnham

To kick-off the Plymouth Festival of Words, WonderZoo present an evening of spoken word and a fusion of poetry, acapella, and contemporary and interactive poetry with Plymouth Poet Laureate, Thom Boulton and Simon Travers. The evening will include writers Laura Quigley and Jacki Juno as well as spoken word performer, Robert Garnham – all...

£2 million contract for reablement services to discussed by Plymouth City Council

Improvements to the social care reablement service are to be considered by Plymouth City Council's Cabinet on Tuesday (3 September).

The council will discuss plans to award a £2million a year contract to an independent company to provide Plymouth’s reablement service.

Reablement is a key service that helps people regain their mobility and independence after illness or injury...

Plymouth History Festival

Plymouth’s first-ever History Festival will take place from 1 to 31 May 2013 and aims to highlight Plymouth’s unique history and heritage.

A number of Plymouth City Council departments as well as over 30 different local organisations and heritage providers are contributing to the programme which includes exhibitions and displays, film, music and performance, family activities, talks, presentations, walks and guided tours, plus a host of special events such as Local Studies Day, Family History Day, Archives from the Attic, the Opening Ceremony for Devonport Column and Museums at...