Book Launch: The Professor in Children’s Literature

We’re happy to announce the launch of Melissa Terras’ open-access volume The Professor in Children’s Literature: An Anthology on 4 December at the University of Roehampton, London SW15!

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Professor Branestawm: male, mad and muddle-headed

The Professor in Children’s Literature gathers and reprints a selection of twenty-six illustrated stories for children originally published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, offering a brief introduction to each of them. The volume complements the author’s book-length study Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children’s Literature; both works are open access, available as free downloads. Get your copy of The Professor in Children’s Literature in EPUB or PDF format!

The book launch will take place in the Portrait Room at Grove House, starting at 5.30pm.

Schedule

  • 5.30pm: Reception with drinks and nibbles
  • 6.00pm: Very brief introductions by Dr Susan Greenberg (Fincham Press) and Dr Alison Waller (National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature), then talk by Prof Melissa Terras
  • 6.30pm: Questions and closing statements
  • Until 7.30pm: final mingling

Bonus Links

Double Book Launch: Rook and Dragon

On WEDNESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER, we are holding a double event to launch two books: our new journalism anthology, The Rook: Citizens of Nowhere, and our new creative writing anthology, In Which Dragons Are Real But.

This free event will take place in the Portrait Room, Grove House, University of Roehampton, starting at 7pm. It will involve a drinks reception, author readings from both anthologies, and, of course, an opportunity to buy the books. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

To help with planning, please do visit this Eventbrite page to indicate your attendance.

Also, for your downloading pleasure, there is an A4-size event poster [PDF] available.

Out now – In Which Dragons Are Real But

We are happy to announce that Fincham Press’ fifth anthology of student work In Which Dragons Are Real But is now available to buy from the University of Roehampton e-store.

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This anniversary collection marks a five-year milestone with two innovations – the use of colour illustrations and the inclusion of work by alumni as well as current students from the University of Roehampton’s Creative Writing programme. The anthology, edited by Leone Ross (Come Let Us Sing Anyway), features short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplays, and poetry. Our authors explore dark themes, tender moments and satire with joy and even triumph, as they fight off the dragons that lurk in our world.

The dragons are real, but…

Don’t forget to follow Fincham Press on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates of the dragons’ journey and more.

Two days to go: get involved with The Unseen

There are only two days left until the official launch of The Unseen, but there is still time for you to get involved!

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The Unseen launch wayfinder

The conversation is happening on Twitter – get talking about your favourite pieces, authors, and your thoughts about the launch using #unseenlaunch. What are you expecting? Will our authors reveal the unseen? Or will it all remain hidden?

If you have already uncovered the secrets within The Unseen, please feel free to share your feelings by giving us a review on Goodreads or Amazon. Share it with us, and the world!

Finally, do not forget that there is still time for you to register your interest in the launch. You can do this by visiting the event page, or sending an email to charlotte.byrne@roehampton.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Unseen Launch

Join us for the launch of The Unseen, the latest in our series of student work! The event starts at 6:30pm on December 6, and will be held in the Portrait Room in Grove House at the University of Roehampton.

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The evening will showcase some of the writers featured in the anthology as they read their work and reveal The Unseen. The Dress code for the event is smart-casual, and everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, family and colleagues to this celebration of new writing. We will offer free drinks, and the chance to buy The Unseen and the previous Fincham Press anthologies at a reduced price.

The event is free, but please RSVP to give us a sense of guest numbers, or show your interest via our Facebook post.