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HUBBUB   (Page 2 of 3)

The Hubbub Committee would like to invite submissions for the next event which will take place on Monday the 27th of February at the King's Cross Social Club.

Hubbub launched on Monday the 5th of December and there was definitely a hubbub in the pub...

Come up with a great 'last line' to win prizes at Hubbub on Monday night:

A Christmas Hullaballoo & Launch of a Literary Brouhaha...

As part of the writLOUD summer extravaganza, Timothy Graves reads a excerpt from his memoir, 'Land Of The Living'.

As part of the writLOUD summer extravaganza, Ben Markovits reads a excerpt from his new novel, 'Childish Loves'.

The writLOUD Summer Special takes place on Wednesday 27 July at RADA Foyer Bar, with guest readers Ben Markovits and George Lewkowicz.

As part of the Noel Road Writers group, Mary Murphy reads her story 'Maiden Mountain' at writLOUD's June event.

Nigel Crowe, also a member of the Noel Road Writers, reads his story 'Reverberations' at writLOUD's June event

writLOUD is delighted to celebrate the publication of A Thousand Natural Shocks, an anthology of new writing by the Noel Road Writers, on Friday 24 June, from 6.30pm.

The poet treats the writLOUD audience to verse from his new, old and as yet unpublished collections - while discussing the provenance of his work.

Fiona reads her story 'Inheritance'  at February's writLOUD event.

Our next writLOUD event takes place on Tuesday 8th March from 6.30pm at RADA Foyer Back. To book, email

A quick glance over our shoulders at the latest event.

Ng Yi-Sheng

Ng Yi-Sheng and Ng How Wee bring GASPP - A Gay Anthology of Singapore Poetry and Prose to a London audience at writLOUD in February. 

Hub regular Jonathan Kemp reads three extracts from his Green Carnation shortlisted novel at January 2011's writLOUD.

Details of February's event.

All the action from last month's readings event.

Rita Dallas

Rita Dallas reads her short story 'A Short Walk to the Sea’ at December's writLOUD.

Karin Salvalaggio reading her short story, 'Wall Eye Junction' at December's writLOUD.

Our New Year's event, with Jonathan Kemp.

December's event is both a reading, featuring Daisy Goodwin, and the Birkbeck Creative Writing Programme Christmas Bash - 14 December, 6.30pm until late, RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN.

New Year dates for your diary!
Come 2011, writLOUD will take place on the following dates:


Tuesday 11 January
Monday 7 February
Tuesday 8 March



Watch this space for details of guest authors.


What went on at our most recent event.

Elena Van Lieshout reads her story 'Far, Far Away' at November's writLOUD event. 

Nicola Field reading a selection of poetry at November's writLOUD event. 

writLOUD 15 November with Alan Beard

November's event takes place on 15 November, 6.30-8.15 pm, RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN.

Our guest this month is Alan Beard, author of the short story collections Taking Doreen out of the Sky and most recently You Don't Have to Say.

a writer who does amazing things with the fewest possible words” – The Times.


Alan will be joined by Birkbeck creative writers John Lucas, Elena van Lieshout, Georgia Ijeoma Ugwu and Nicola Field reading novel extracts, short stories and poetry.

Entrance is free, with a suggested donation to Oxfam of £3.50.

Visit for recordings of all the readings from October's MIR Special, as well as recordings from every writLOUD since July!


October's readings look a little something like this:


Stephen J Vowles - 'A Long Way Home'

Aaron Cox - 'Drought'
Guest author Bernardine Evaristo - 'On Top of the World'

Emmanuella Dekonor - 'The Small House on Phuduhudu Road'

Tamara Pollock - 'Holland'



A little of what you might have missed out on from October's writLOUD - the MIR special. 

M.I.R.7 Special: 18 October with Bernadine Evaristo

M.I.R., or The Mechanics’ Institute Review, is the Birkbeck Creative Writing Programme’s annual publication. An anthology of writing from new and established authors, the review aims to showcase some of the best new writing by Birkbeck students, and take the temperature of the literary world by publishing new work from our favourite authors. 

 2010 sees the launch of the seventh edition of M.I.R, and this month's writLOUD is offering a taste of what you can expect from the anthology. Our guest author is Bernadine Evaristo, who will be reading her story ‘On Top of the World’. Bernadine will be joined by Birkbeck students and alumni Tamara Pollock, Stephen Vowles, Emmanuella Dekonor, and Aaron Cox, who will be reading their work from M.I.R.7.

Monday 18 October 2010, 6.30-8.15 pm, RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN.


Autumn dates for your diary

writLOUD this autumn will take place on the following dates:

Monday 18 October

Monday 15 November

Tuesday 14 December

Watch this space for details of guest authors.


A quick taste of the highlights at this month's reading with Jonathan Coe. 

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Writers’ Hub and Birkbeck are proud to announce a new raucous rendition of WritLOUD, hereafter to be referred to as ‘Hubbub’. Hubbub is a readings event showcasing both new writers from Birkbeck’s Creative Writing courses and established authors.


Guest authors to date include Jonathan Coe, Derek Johns, Hari Kunzru, Susan Elderkin, Zoë Fairbairns, Russell Celyn Jones, Peter Hobbs, Benjamin Markovits, Erica Wagner, Marie Phillips, Kate Pullinger, Helen Simpson, Richard T. Kelly, Jeremy Sheldon, Sarah Salway, Jean McNeil, Rich Hall, Julia Bell, Richard Milward, Emer Martin, Blake Morrison, Nii Parkes, Robert Hudson, Amanda Smyth, Chloe Aridjis, Magnus Mills, AL Kennedy, Niall O’Sullivan, Alex Preston, Toby Litt, Monique Roffey, Michael Rosen, Mez Packer, Bernadine Evaristo, Zoe Gilbert and Alan Beard have all made guest appearances.


Hubbub takes place twice a term in 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.


For further details email us at


To listen to recordings and read writer biographies for events until mid-2010 go to the previous writLOUD website.