From city-pick New York …. to city-pick Cambridge: a call out for Cambridge writing!
Can you recommend any writing that, for you, perfectly sums up Cambridge, past, present or even future?
This is the ‘ask’ from an East of England publisher that’s putting together a special event for the Cambridge Wordfest book festival this spring.
Oxygen Books’ city-pick series features some of the best writing on favourite world cities, from New York, Berlin and Paris to London, Amsterdam, Dublin and Venice and has been called ‘wonderful’ (The Guardian), ‘superb’ (The Times) and ‘sublime’ (The Sydney Morning Herald).
Now the book publisher is working with Cambridge Wordfest and supported by Arts Council England to find the very best writing about one of the UK’s most literary cities.
‘We know there’s a wealth of writing out there about Cambridge,’ says Oxygen’s publisher, Malcolm Burgess. ‘We’d love readers and writers to get in touch with us with their choices, ideally 500 words maximum, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, and if they can give us reasons for their choices that’s even better. We’d love to see any new writing too about Cambridge. All contributors will be fully acknowledged at our festival event.’
Oxygen Books will be presenting city-pick Cambridge, an afternoon of Cambridge writing, at the Cambridge Wordfest in April, together with a well-known actor. A city-pick Cambridge pod-cast will also be available.