07: Spring/Summer 2011

07: Spring/Summer 2011 contributors

BRAND Issue Photos

Biogs and Contents

Introduction

Anthony Joseph

Peter Oswald

Joelle Taylor

G.C. Waldrep

Sean Borodale

Jon Stone

Katia Gerou

Justina Semetaite

Akis Dimou

Jason Price Everett

Lucy Avery

Sinead Roarty

Li San Xing



BRAND cover image: 07: Spring/Summer 2011


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SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2011, 7pm-10pm at Freedom Bar Soho

"HAPPY ENDINGS" PARTY

Come and celebrate the launch of BRAND 7 with us. After a successful five-year run, we've reached a "happy ending". We hope to morph into an online presence in the future.

To see the full invite, please click here

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PLEASE NOTE WE NO LONGER ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS

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BRAND at London Literature Festival,

Southbank Centre, 8th July 2010

Two exciting events, including the premiere of a new short play by legendary playwight Howard Barker.

We would love to see you there!

Book now at: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

TO SEE THE FULL PROGRAMME, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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TEXT IN CONTEXT: A cross-genre symposium

Creative practitioners are increasingly breaking out of their individual forms to explore cross-genre possibilities. This symposium brings together writers, artists and performers from various disciplines. Through short performances, presentations and discussions, it will generate a creative space for new explorations, connections and audiences. All are welcome.

Participants include Nina Rapi, Cherry Smyth, Anjan Saha, Nicholas McInerny, Oreet Ashery, Uriel Orlow, Olumide Popoola, Jennifer Farmer, Clare Morgan, William Fontaine.

11 am - 5 pm, 8th July 2010 The Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

£10 / Concessions: 50% (limited availability). Book by phone (0844 875 0073) or log on www.southbankcentre.co.uk

HOWARD BARKER with Dzifa Benson and Mikhail Karikis

We continue with an exciting evening of new work by three groundbreaking artists, including the premiere of a new, short play by Howard Barker, ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (The Times). Barker is a unique voice who creates highly theatrical work and is the founder of The Wrestling School. Mikhail Karikis, sound artist extraordinaire, and Dzifa Benson, High Priestess of the spoken word, have dazzled audiences internationally with their bold performances. The evening closes with the artists in discussion with Nina Rapi, award-winning playwright and editor of Brand.

£9 / Concessions: 50% (limited availability). Book by phone (0844 875 0073) or log on www.southbankcentre.co.uk

7.45 pm, 8th July 2010, Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall

Both events are part of the London Literature Festival



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KISS THE SHADOW by Nina Rapi

directed by Anastasia Revi

Soho Theatre Studio

Thursday 10th June at 7.30

Book now:kisstheshadow3@aol.com

"When nothing seems real, what can you believe?"

‘Inspirational’ The Guardian

On N.R.’s previous work




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BRAND SHORTS AT SOUTHBANK
LONDON LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2009

Where: The Blue Room, Royal Festival Hall
When: Sunday 12th July,at 7.00

Treat yourself to dark and witty performances from some of the sharpest writers around, including Laura Wade, Naomi Wallace, Yang Lian, Michael Bhim, Joelle Taylor. Then stick around for an after show party, launching issue 5. There might even be a surprise guest or two:)

Buy your tickets by phoning the Southbank box office on: 0207 960 5209 or book online here - http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/literature-spoken-word/productions/brand-shorts-47427



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SPREAD THE WORD LITERATURE PROJECT PRESENTS: INDEPENDENTS DAY



When: Saturday 4th July 2009, 11-4 p.m.
Where: Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London WC2

Panel Discussion and Masterclasses
Get under the skin of independent publishers and their decision-making.

Independent publishers produce some of the most exciting, zestful and cutting edge work around. Often seen as risk takers discovering unlikely voices, what makes independent publishers tick? What do they look for in new writing?

Join us at Foyles' flagship store on July 4th to find out.

Panel Discussion:
Four publishers and writer/editors share what makes them passionate about their work. They will discuss their editorial approaches, how they engage with their readership and, how in a crowded publishing market, they survive and succeed.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, you can submit your questions in early by email (a selection of your questions will be chosen by Spread the Word and answered by the panel), and there will also be a chance to ask questions from the floor on the day.

Master Classes:
Understanding Editing by Nina Rapi
This masterclass will help you think like an editor. Nina will talk about the qualities she looks for in a piece of writing and how she selects work for Brand. She’ll discuss common problems that can flaw promising work – for example in pace, language, consistency of tone, realisation of ideas – and how she helps a writer to shape up their work. Thinking like an editor will help you bring a dispassionate eye to your writing and enable you to finesse it into a final, sparkling draft.

Promoting Your Work by Tom Chivers
How do you get potential publishers to notice your work? And when it’s published how do you help your publisher get it to an audience? Tom Chivers will talk you through the a to z of promoting your work including print, online and live lit approaches. Using examples of successful practice, he’ll look at what’s worked for different writers and different genres.

The Panel:
Nina Rapi is an award winning playwright and short story writer, produced and published in the UK, Greece, India and USA. She is also the editor of BRAND literary magazine. In 2008 Brand was shortlisted for the IncWriters Outstanding Contribution to Literature (Magazines) Award. www.brandliterarymagazine.co.uk

Tom Chivers is a writer, editor and promoter, born London, 1983. He runs live literature producer and small press Penned in the Margins, co-edits literary journal Tears in the Fence and co-founded London Word Festival, for which he has recently received a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award. His publications include How To Build A City (Salt, 2009), The Terrors (Nine Arches, 2009) and, as editor, Generation Txt (2006) and City State: New London Poetry (2009). He was the first Poet in Residence at The Bishopsgate Institute. www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk

Courttia Newland is a novelist and playwright. He is the co-editor of the anthology IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain. Courttia is also the co-founder and editor of the Tell Tales series, a short story anthology. www.telltales.co.uk

Tom Chalmers set-up Legend Press in 2005, when aged 25. Legend Press has recently launched its first non-fiction lists along with a range of successful across-industry initiatives. In 2008, Tom acquired a further small publisher, Paperbooks, which is run from the same London office. Tom was shortlisted for the 2007 UK Young Publisher of the Year and UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards. www.legendpress.co.uk

Date: Saturday 4th July 2009 11.00 - 12.30 Panel Discussion 12.30 - 1.15 Lunch 1.15 - 2.30 Editing Master Class 2.45 - 4.00: Promotion Master Class Venue: Foyles Bookstore, 113-119, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB Book tickets on: www.spreadtheword.org.uk

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ISSUE 4 LAUNCH

DO COME TO CELEBRATE WITH US THE LAUNCH OF ISSUE 4 AT RICH MIX, THIS SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2009, 6-8
PERFORMANCES, READINGS, GOOD SPIRITS ALL AROUND!

37-45 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD, E1,SHOREDITCH
TUBES: LIVERPOOL STREET OR OLD STREET,
THEN 10 MINUTES WALK.

www.richmix.org.uk


NEW ISSUE
BRAND is gearing up for issue 4 at the end of March, with Lyndsey Rice on board as the new General Manager. Dates for your diary! We have 3 events lined up: We are guesting at RIDE THE WORD, Borders, Oxford Street on March 25th at 7.00. We are having our issue 4 launch at Rich Mix on May 3rd, 6-8pm. And we are showcasing our strongest plays and launching Issue 5, in a big event at South Bank, on the 12th of July. (More details soon)

You are warmly invited to all events!

Do also check a fantastic review here


BRAND IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE 5
Deadline is end of March 2009


LAUNCH OF BRAND 03
We'd be delighted to see you at the launch of BRAND 03 on Sunday, 12th October 2008, 6pm - 8 pm, at the Langley, 5 Langley St, Covent Garden, London WC2 (www.thelangley.co.uk) Performances, a free glass of wine and good spirits!
Performers include the irrepressible Joelle Taylor, Yang Lian and Jennifer Farmer. This is an open event.


BRAND Submissions for Issue Four are now closed. Next deadline for the fifth issue is 31st March 2009. Please see submissions for guidelines.

En/titled: the space where writing, editing and teaching intersect.
28th-29th June, 2008
Nina Rapi and Cherry Smyth are presenting a paper at The Great Writing Conference, University of Bangor, Wales.


Just Do It!
Saturday 7 June, 2008
Westminster Reference Library
WC2H 7HP

Do you have an idea for a literary magazine that you want to realise? Are you currently trying to set up a journal but not sure what to do next? If your answer is yes, then sign up for this masterclass! Glean gems of wisdom from tutor Nina Rapi, as she shares her story of how she set up the newly flourishing BRAND magazine. Learn about the nuts and bolts of starting a magazine, from finding collaborators, suppliers and finances, to choosing the style, genre, title and identity. And finally, get to work and put together an action plan for how to actualise your own idea for a magazine or journal.

Pixels vs Paper 7-8
27th March, 2008
The Newsroom, Guardian and Observer Archive and Visitor Centre
60 Farrington Road
London EC1R 3GA

Does short fiction belong online or in hard copy? Should published mean 'in a paper format?' A chance to meet and speak with 21st century publishers of short fiction and find out where they stand in relation to the paper/online divide. Speakers Pete Carvill of 3AM magazine (paper and online), Nina Rapi of Brand magazine (paper), Mike Fell of Litro (paper and online) and Heidi James of Social Disease, will be joined by author Mark Liam Piggott, whose writing is published on and offline and whose debut hard copy novel is due out in May. Introduced by Jarred McGinnis.


BRAND AT BORDERS
20th March, 2008, Borders Charing Cross Road, WC2
Ali Smith will read from her acclaimed new book ‘Girl Meets Boy’; plus a performed reading of a stunning monologue by Naomi Wallace; and poems-in-translation from Brand #2. Followed by Q&A. MC Nina Rapi, editor of Brand
Click here for more details regarding the two events listed above.

WISE WORDS (part of International Women’s Week)
4th March, 2008, Rich Mix Centre
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1
Poetry, fiction and short play extracts from dynamic new writers: Alev Adil, Cherry Smyth, Caroline Smith, and Jennifer Farmer.

BRAND 02 LAUNCH
24th February, 2008, The Langley, WC2
The launch of BRAND 02, the latest issue of our new and exciting literary magazine.
Click here for more details.

BRAND has been shortlisted for the INC WRITERS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION IN LITERATURE (MAGAZINES) AWARD 2008