Enter our exclusive Museums at Night 2011 competition for the chance to win an expert guided tour inside the incredible literary archive of Faber & Faber…
Archivist Robert Brown will take five lucky winners on a journey through 80 years of treasures held in the publishing giant's London office at Bloomsbury House, which is not normally open to the public.
Faber and Faber's unique publishing archive ranges from its famous early twentieth century poetry collection including manuscripts of TS Eliot and WH Auden to books on farming, gardening, art and architecture.
The evening will conclude with an intimate poetry reading by one of Faber's most acclaimed poets, Jo Shapcott.
The event will take place between 6.30pm and 7.30 pm on Friday May 13 at the Faber Archive in London.
To enter, click here.
The competition closes at 5pm on Monday May 9 2011.
Jo Shapcott was born in London. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000).
She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001.
Her most recent collection, Of Mutability won the 2010 Costa Book of the Year Award.
Terms and conditions:
- This competition is not open to employees of Culture24 or Faber & Faber, or their families.
- Entrants must be over 16 years of age and resident in the UK.
- All entrants must include contact details or their entry will be discarded. All contact details will be deleted after the competition.
- Winners will be informed on Tuesday May 10 2011. If Culture24 staff are not able to make contact with winners by 5pm on Tuesday May 10 to confirm their attendance, that entry will be discarded and a reserve drawn instead.
- Winners will be drawn at random, decisions are final and correspondence will not be entered into.
- Culture24 and Faber & Faber regret that travel expenses to and from the archive will not be covered.
- Culture24 and Faber & Faber do not take responsibility for any lost or late entries.
- This competition is free to enter, no purchase is necessary.
- The prize must be taken as stated, cannot be deferred, and there is no cash alternative.