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Pompey Writes Book Launch

3 October 2018 | 18:00 - 21:00

The University of Portsmouth and Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are delighted to promote Pompey Writes‘ latest book launch. Which features the very best content from Star & Crescent, Portsmouth’s only independent, non-commercial news, culture and commentary website, plus brand new material never before published.

Since 2015, S&C has earned accolades for its investigations into local culture, media, ecology, housing, healthcare, education and gender issues. It has also been a platform for the most talented Portsmouth based poets, fiction writers, memoirists, satirists and visual artists. S&C has always been a mouthpiece for voices that are not otherwise heard in the mainstream media. Pompey Writes is no exception and boasts work by representatives of overlooked and marginalised groups including migrants, the homeless, members of ethnic minorities and working-class women.

We are proud to be collaborating with, amongst others, local publisher Matt Wingett and graphic designer Dan McCabe (whom we can thank for the wonderful picture above which the book’s front cover will be based on) on Pompey Writes, which will be available both in hard copy and in eBook format.

The launch event on October 3rd will combine readings, musical performances, audiovisual displays and an exhibition of the photography and graphic design featured in the anthology.

For more information visit the website.


  • Day 1 3 October, 2020
  • 18:30 - 21:00

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