Museums at Night 2010: Win an exclusive tour inside the Faber & Faber literary archive

By Culture24 Staff | 28 April 2010
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(Above) A lucky few will get a tour inside the Faber & Faber archives as part of our Museums at Night competition

Six people will get an expert guided tour inside the incredible literary archive of Faber & Faber in an exclusive competition for Museums at Night 2010.

Archivist Robert Brown will take the lucky winners on a journey through 80 years of treasures, including a rejection letter written to William Golding and TS Eliot's book reports, held in the publishing giant's London office at Bloomsbury House, which is not normally open to the public.

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Heather Phillipson will be starring in the one-off evening

The evening will conclude with an intimate poetry reading by two of Faber's finest new poets – Guardian and The Independent favourite Joe Dunthorne and Heather Phillipson, whose string of awards include the Michael Donaghy Poetry Prize in 2007 and the Eric Gregory Award in 2008.

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Award-winning poet Joe Dunthorne will give an intimate reading inside the Faber & Faber archives to six winners of our Museums at Night competition

To enter, all you have to do is email your full name, postal address and a telephone number we can contact you on to Winners will be drawn at random. Entries close at midnight on May 7, and the winners will be announced on May 10 2010.

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 May 10th 2010. If Culture24 staff are not able to make contact with winners by 5pm on May 11th 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.

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