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Live Literature Room

The Live Literature Room is a project room and event space for projects and performances relating to Literature and Creative Writing.

The room was set up by the Literature and Creative Writing team with funds from a National Teaching Award (Helen Day). It has become the centre of our subject area and is used for a range of activities including teaching, project work and events. It teaches students how to decorate and organise the space, learn new technologies, and market events, as well as to host a range of events from Open Mic Nights to Book and Journal Launches to Mental Health Awareness Events. Students also use the room for societies such as the English Society and Creative Writing Society.

It provides a space where students and staff can work together to learn new skills, explore ideas and put our experience and visions into practice. It relates directly to some of the career areas our students enter including becoming an author, publishing, libraries, working with charities and book awards, marketing and writing. We also hold board meetings and events for the School's Journal of undergraduate research 'Diffusion' in this room, as well as meetings with PASS Leaders (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) - students working as mentors.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • Stage (adaptable wooden stage); Lectern (with microphone and light); Coloured lights; Storytelling Chair; Moveable Microphone; Bookcases (with books on publishing and books produced by students); Cupboards with equipment; Display boards and materials.

Availability

The room is used for teaching on some days but is open for Live Literature Students all day Wednesday. The room has a door code which is given to students and staff.

Students doing Live Literature Projects can use the room without booking if it's not being used for teaching.

Students can also request to use the room for any related Literature and Creative Writing activities.

Location

The Live Literature Room can be found in 202 of the Livesey House

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