Inklight

 

Another of our fabulous supported projects: Inklight!


For those of you that don’t know, Inklight is the University of St Andrews’ Creative Writing Society. They’re open to all students that are interested in any kind of writing – whether it’s prose, poetry, screenplays or rap lyrics, Inklight are your buds!

They hold events throughout the year, such as Open Mic Nights, workshops, and the ever-popular (and somewhat infamous) Poetry Slams! They also hold events in November designed especially for participants of NaNoWriMo.

Inklight considers its most important role to be encouraging and supporting burgeoning talent in St Andrews, and it’s for that reason that every year the society publishes a journal that showcases undergraduate writing. The most recent edition was called Wanderlust, and will continue to be available until it sells out.

Follow Inklight on their website and on Facebook for updates, events and other exciting stuff!

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Things We Think You’ll Like:

There are many many things that we think you’ll like. Warm summer days, for instance, or chocolate-covered strawberries. We couldn’t possibly list them all here. But here are just a few choice pieces, that we really think you ought to see.

  1. At the top of our list, a free (yes, that’s right, FREE) online course from the University of Pennsylvania, in Modern & Contemporary American Poetry.
    Information on the course here:

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  2. We also want to promote a challenge on the Young Poets Network. If you’re under 25 and a lyricist (or if you’re under 25 and fancy turning your hand to it), there’s a challenge to set some words to music. And the lovely Young Poets Network people have provided a video, too, so here’s some more information.

    To take part in the challenge, or to find out more about it (or both), go to the Young Poets Network’s page about the challenge.
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  3. Not far behind is a short story by Roald Dahl, entitled ‘The Great Automatic Grammatizator’. We don’t know what the rest of the blog is saying, or even which language it’s in, but this part is definitely worth a read.
    I know that this site is all about poetry, rather than short stories, but thematically it fits. It’s all about the art (or ‘art’ of writing).
    Read it here.
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  4. This one is another short story. We won’t say too much about it, because we don’t want to give it all away before you’ve read it, but there’s a bit of a theme running with our reading suggestions tonight. It’s called ‘Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’, by Robin Sloan. Quite aside from our loving the idea of a 24-hour bookshop, this is an eerie and modern story, and well worth a read.
    You can do so right here.
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  5. And finally, a picture of a graffitied rabbit (taken in a graffiti lane in Melbourne, Australia). Because let’s face it, who wouldn’t enjoy that?

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Sleep tight.