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Durham Literature Festival 2001

Cornwell Internet are proud to be sponsors of the Durham Literature Festival 2001. This year on Wednesday 13 June we are involved with two events:


If the internet is the world's biggest library, how do you find what you want to read? And how do you get your work on the shelves?

In 6 years the Internet has grown from nowhere to being the biggest library in the world - and the worst catalogued!

There are sites devoted to making the literary classics freely available, and to selling Stephen King’s latest novella. There is scholarly information about great writers, and praise by enthusiastic fans. There are bookshops for new books, for second-hand books and for e-texts (whatever those are...). There are amateur reviews, short stories and hypertext novels (whatever those are...).

So how do you find what you want to read? And, if you’re a writer, how do you get your work onto the shelves of this virtual library?

And how do you get readers to take it off the shelves?

A hands-on session with internet designers Jean Rogers and Roger Cornwell.

City Library, South Street 2:00pm   £2.00 (£1.00 concessions)


Celebrate new collections from leading Northern poets with readings from Andy Croft (Just as Blue), Gillian Allnut (Lintel) and Cynthia Fuller (Only a Small Boat).
Chaired by Peter Lewis of Flambard Press.
Sponsored by Cornwell Internet.

Waterstones, Saddler Street 7:30pm   £5.00 (£3.00 concessions)

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