Publishing Proofs: Cambridge Speaks Volumes

Published: 20 April 2009 at 15:44

A two-day event for people interested in creative writing and publishing

On 14-15 May, Anglia Ruskin University will host a series of interactive publishing-related events. Senior Lecturers from English, Communication, Film and Media have arranged a compendium of experiences to highlight the opportunities within the Creative Writing and Publishing programmes, and to show some of the hugely diverse ways that people can get into publishing or be published. 

On the first day the focus is on Cambridge’s place at the forefront of digital publishing research and development. A Symposium at the Pitt Building organised jointly with Cambridge University Press will bring together key industry specialists with academics from Anglia Ruskin to discuss research questions relating to digital text. This will be followed by a digital publishing networking event in the evening, co-sponsored by CaMedia Network, a society for people working in media and the creative industries, and open to everyone to attend.

Alexandra Pringle, Editor-in-Chief at Bloomsbury and alumnus of the University, will be the keynote speaker on the second day which will give people a chance to taste a variety of aspects of publishing: not only will Alexandra be talking about her experiences in the industry, but there will also be opportunities to talk to literary agents, have a try at design layouts, and listen to specialists from Salt Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Essential Works and other contributors. Creative Writing students will be presenting their work in a performance workshop during the evening in the Ruskin Gallery, finishing the day with a celebration of Anglia Ruskin’s own home-grown talent.

If you are interested in attending any of these events, please email Dr Samantha Rayner (, Pathway Leader for the MA in Publishing. Further details on the performance workshop can be obtained from Laura Dietz (, who is the Pathway Leader for the MA in Creative Writing, or on the digital publishing networking event through Fran Alexander (, who is Chair of the CaMedia Network.