#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 4 October 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #3 for 2017-18.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 11 October 2017.



Wasafiri New Writing Prize Event | 19 October | 6.30-8.30pm | Free

Join Wasafiri for an evening of readings by leading authors and the announcement of the winners of their coveted New Writing Prize.

This free event will take place in the historic People’s Palace in the campus of Queen Mary University of London, a short walk from Mile End station.

Leone Ross, Hannah Lowe and our very own Professor of Creative Writing Patrick Flanery will be reading from their latest works, while Boyd Tonkin will announce the winners.



English PGR Seminar Series: Stella Bolaki | Thursday 5 October | 5.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Lock-keeper’s Cottage

Stella Bolaki (University of Kent) will present a seminar entitled:’“Intimate Authority”: Artists’ Books on Illness, Wellbeing and Medicine’.

QUORUM Postgraduate Drama Seminar: Jen Harvie | Wednesday 11 October 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, RR2

QMUL’s Jen Harvie will present a session entitled  ‘Boom! Adversarial Ageism, Chrononormativity, and the Anthropocene in Split Britches’ ‘Ruff’ and Caryl Churchill’s ‘Escaped Alone’’.


For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

Box Office Manager, LIFT | Freelance Fee Contract | Deadline 13 October at 10am

LIFT has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Box Office Manager to join the LIFT team to oversee all ticketing operations for the next instalment of our biennial festival, taking place across London throughout June 2018. This is a freelance position, working with the team from autumn 2017 – July 2018 (weekly days and hours vary depending on time of year, further details below).

The successful candidate will be a highly organised, bright and driven individual with at least 2 years experience of using Spektrix ticketing system. You will join a small, lively and creative team and report to the Head of Marketing & Digital and the Head of Finance & Operations.

For further details and to apply: http://bit.ly/LIFTjobs


Opportunities & Volunteering

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Calls for Papers

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