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The Hubbub Team comprises Alison Hitchcock, Melanie Jones, and Katherine Vik.

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October Hubbub

The next Hubbub will take place on Monday 15 October at 7:30 pm in a new venue - the basement of The Harrison (28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF).


There is no entry charge but any donations towards the running of future events would be much appreciated. Copies of Mechanics' Institute Review 9 will be on sale.


Our October event will feature readings by Birkbeck students Mary Bracht and Narayani Guibarra, by two of the Mechanics' Institute Review 9 contributors, Rachael Withers and Chris Lilly, as well as Birkbeck PhD student Ghazal Mosadeq, and they will be joined by special guest and MIR7 contributor George Lewkowicz.


Ghazal Mosadeq is a PhD research student at the department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College. Her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines in Iran, Canada, UK, Poland and Greece. She also writes poetry for musical compositions and is currently working on her first novel, a detective story set in a psychiatric ward in Tehran.


George Lewkowicz graduated from the Birkbeck MA in Creative Writing in 2010, during which his passion for multimedia storytelling grew and developed into his pseudonym, Superbard. Since then George has performed as Superbard at the Edinbugh Festival three times - this year's show was entitled Superbard Starts to Save the World. George is the creative director of Tea Fuelled, a London-based arts company, that has had several short films and plays produced. George has appeared on Radio 4, Newsnight, and The Jeremy Vine Show, wants to write a novel, a film, an album, perform more shows and one day take over the world.


Please read our submission guidelines below and send your submissions to


Submissions Deadline: Monday 1 October 2012


Who can submit?

Please note that only students from Birkbeck’s creative writing courses, past and present, can submit work to Hubbub. If this means you are not eligible, we hope you will still join us as a member of the audience.


Submissions policy

  • Any Birkbeck creative writing student, both current and previous, BA, MA or Certificate, can submit work for consideration.
  • There is no restriction on the type of work. You can submit a complete short story or an extract, a novel extract, poetry, life writing, adapted screenplay etc.
  • Submissions should be unpublished. However, previously published work will be considered in some circumstances.
  • Length:
    Prose: up to 1500 words
    Poetry: up to 150 lines
  • The Hubbub team will decide which submissions to select and the running order of the night.
  • No editorial input will be provided. Work will be selected as it stands.
  • No significant changes can be made once the work has been selected.
  • You should submit only one piece of work per event (or a selection of poems up to 150 lines). However, you can submit to as many Hubbub events as you wish, whether or not your previous submissions have been selected.
  • Please make sure you are happy with your work before you submit it. The team reserves the right not to accept an updated, replacement version, even if it arrives before the deadline.
  • Submissions should be sent as an attachment to
  • You will be advised whether your submission has been selected at least one week before the event.

Selected work

Selected work will be read at the next event.

If your work is selected, you will be asked to provide a brief biography (up to 100) words, to include on a handout and publish on the website.

Subject to the author's permission, a podcast of the reading may be made available on the website. Copyright remains with the individual author.



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