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WHAT IS LITERARY KITCHEN?

Literary Kitchen offers creative writing courseseventsconsultancy, mentor and manuscript services. Literary Kitchen has links to a number of London-based literary agencies including Conville and Walsh and the Jo Unwin Literary Agency.

 

“Couldn’t have done it without ya!” Anna Mazzola, Literary Kitchen alumna whose debut novel The Unseeing comes out in 2016 with Tinder Press.

“The Literary Kitchen cooks up some damn fine stories.”
Katy Darby Liars’ League

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News

PECKHAM WRITING MAP

All systems go to create the first Peckham Writing Map, a limited edition of 500 which will be available free for the week of the Literary Kitchen Festival 12-18 October at The Peckham Pelican. This will be Writing Maps first site-specific map. Let’s hope it is a fruitful long-term collaboration, since we plan to expand into Abergavenny and New York!

 

AUGUST 2015 – ANNA MAZZOLA GETS TWO-BOOK DEAL

Anna Mazzola is the first Literary Kitchen student to obtain a book deal. In fact, she bagged a two-book deal with Tinder Press for her debut novel The Unseeing, a story which begain life at a Creative Writing for Beginners course in 2011. She subsequently undertook several terms of Writers Workshop before graduating on to courses at City University. Read more about Anna’s journey here. Needless to say Literary Kitchen is immensely proud. Anna will read at the forthcoming Literary Kitchen Festival, alongside fellow debut novelist Natasha Pulley. Read all about Anna’s book deal news in The Bookseller article here.

 

LITERARY KITCHEN FESTIVAL 2015 KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

The campaign has launched, and runs until August 22nd. To read all about it, make a donation, share with family and friends, click here.

 

MAY 2015

Literary Kitchen alumni and mentee, Lauren Miller, has been accepted onto the Birkbeck Creative Writing MA. Congratulations Lauren!

 

MARCH 19 2015

Another fine evening of poetry and prose at The Peckham Pelican with Lit Live. See it here: https://www.facebook.com/goldlitlive/photos_stream

 

DEC 11 2014

This Thursday evening saw 19 writers, poets, performers from Goldsmiths and Royal Holloway give their finest in a 3 Act extravaganza at The Peckham Pelican for Lit Live!, a Literary Kitchen/Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre collaboration.

“The new Bowery Poetry Club“, Marisa Carnesky. Hell Yes!

 

OCTOBER 2014

Literary Kitchen were invited to curate the final leg of Litcrawl 2014 on Sat October 11, alongside Clinic, The White Review, Review Bookshop and Liars’ League. Literary Kitchen presented Sex Flash Marathon at The Peckham Pelican. 15 writers performed a flash fiction or poem on the theme of sex. Singer/songwriter Trevor John finished the night with a bang, or rather a song. Our host with the most was Andrew Alston, and DJ for afterwards was F£rg Mon£y.

NB. Two performers, Ella Frears and Rachel Long, were both shortlisted for the Young Poet Laureate. Congratulations

 

JUNE 2014

Literary Kitchen hosted its inaugural writing festival, a week long programme of events, walks, talks and workshops at The Peckham Pelican. View the PDF of the programme Festival Programme, or look at the webpage here.

 

MAY 2014

Literary Kitchen are hosting Creative Writing Workshops at the Clerkenwell Design Week as part of Parkin Whitman‘s events programme for Milliken.

 

 

 

More success for alumni Anna Mazzola, who has won the Retreat West short story competition 2013. Well done Anna. Look forward to the novel.

Read more student success stories here.