Globalisation and Independent Publishing, 23rd-24th June

Day one: 23rd June

9.00 Coffee

9.30 Introductions

9.45-11.30 Panel 1: The Local and the Global
Chair: David Finkelstein, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh

  • Jeremy Poynting, Peepal Tree Press
  • Suman Gupta, Open University
  • Joan Amin-Addo, Mango Publishing and University of London
  • Angela Joyce, Canongate

11:30-11:45 Coffee

11.45-1.00 Panel 2: Poetry Publishers
Chair: Timothy Morris, University of Dundee

  • Jessie Lendennie, Salmon Poetry
  • Chris Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing
  • Simon Jenner, Waterloo Press

1-2 Lunch

2.00- 3.30 Panel 3: Translation and Intellectual Property

Chair: Claire Squires, University of Stirling

  • Tony Ward and Angela Jarman, Arc Publications
  • P Duygu Tekgul, University of Exeter
  • Ruediger Wischenbart, Ridiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting (video link)

3:30-3:45 Coffee
3.45-5.15 Panel 4: Case Studies

Chair: Andrew Nash, University of Reading

  • Mark Buckland, Cargo Publishing
  • Becky Clarke, Ayebia
  • Gavin McDougall, Luath

6.00 Keynote Lecture:

Chair: Gail Low

Simon Gikandi, Princeton University

‘The Scene of Reading and the Literary Marketplace: Some Postcolonial Reflections’

More information on Gikandi’s lecture, and how to register attendance can be found here.

Day two: 24th June

9.30 Coffee

9.45 Introductions

10.00- 11.15 Regional Publishers and Languages
Chair: Gemma Robinson, Stirling

  • James Robertson, writer and publisher (Itchy Coo and Kettillonia)
  • Daniel Boswell, Edinburgh Napier University

11.15-11.30 Coffee

11.30-1.00 Panel 6: Managing Creativity and SMEs
Chair: Alistair McCleery, Edinburgh Napier University

  • Edward Milford, IPG
  • David Graham, Aurum
  • Femi Folorunso, Creative Scotland

2.30-3.30 Panel 7: Cultural/Aesthetic responsibility of Publishers
Chair: Sarah Brouillette, Carlton University

  • Nii Parkes, Flipped eye publishing
  • Michael Schmidt, Carcanet and University of Glasgow
  • Kirsty Gunn, Writer University of Dundee

3.30-5.00 Panel 8: Final Round Table

Chair: Alison Donnell, University of Reading

  • Kei Miller, writer, University of Glasgow
  • Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
  • Jeremy Poynting, Peepal Tree Press
  • Padmini Ray Murray, University of Stirling