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canon tales: promoting creatvity in publishing

CANON TALES provides a new visual perspective on the richly creative industry that is UK publishing: the personal and professional stories behind books.

We are inviting 12 speakers to each present a 'canon tale' to the backdrop of

20 images projected behind them,
each for 21 seconds,
for a total of 7 minutes exactly.

'Canon Tales' are personal moments of creativity – what inspires a speaker, opinions on creative output they have encountered in their work, or stories relating to current/past projects.

Current speakers confirmed:
- Alison Baverstock, author of How to Market Books
- Richard Bucht, Buyer, Waterstone's Covent Garden; GRAFIK magazine columnist
- Richard Charkin, Executive Director, Bloomsbury
- Tom Chivers, Artistic Director, Penned in the Margins (www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk)
- Alessandro Gallenzi, Publisher, Alma Books
- Alan Gilliland, Illustrator / Publisher, Raven's Quill (www.alangilliland.com)
- Erica Jarnes, Editor, Bloomsbury
- Ellie Kilburn, freelance Designer
- Andrzej Klimowski, Graphic novelist and Professor of Illustration at the Royal College of Art(www.klimowski.com)
- Angharad Lewis, Deputy Editor, GRAFIK Magazine
- Ashley Lodge, Corporate Responsibility Manager, HarperCollins
- Rob Williams, Creative Director, Penguin

The event, supported by the Publishers Association and the creative-based Government programme 'Exchange', will be held at the Cochrane Theatre in central London. Exchange is run through the University of Arts' London College of Communication. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this groundbreaking publishing event.


Alison Baverstock | talks
Richard Bucht | talks
Richard Charkin | talks
Poet Tom Chivers | talks | www
Alessandro Gallenzi | talks
Erica Jarnes | talks
Ellie Kilburn | talks
Angharad Lewis | talks
Ashley Lodge | talks
Rob Williams | talks
Alan Gilliland | talks


Date and Time:

16 July 2008 at 6:30 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Cochrane Theatre
Southampton Row

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Organised by:

Society of Young Publishers
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