March 9th Press Email

St Patrick’s day is in the air this month with two exciting Irish-themed events on the cards. The London and Oxford committees are uniting for a massive St Patrick’s Day pub crawl quiz on the 16th of March, so we really hope you’ll come along and join us!

Jenny Rowley and Angie Solomon

Press and Marketing Officers


Rebecca Strong, former Inprint Editor and SYP committee member, is having her first novel published by Legend Press. The novel, entitled Here or There, will be published on the 28th of July 2007 and it is a work of contemporary fiction focussing on the intertwining lives of a set of characters. Many congratulations to Rebecca!


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·         SYP St Patrick’s Day Pub Quiz Crawl – 16th March

·         SYP Oxford Speaker Meeting – Career Development – 21st March 2007

·         SYP London Book Club – 2nd April

·         SYP Oxford Book Club – 4th April

·         St Patrick’s Day Irish Bookfair- 10th March

·         UCL Open Day – 13th March

·         Lonely Planet Film Festival – 19th - 29th March


·         SYP St Patrick’s day Pub Quiz Crawl – 16th March

Following the success of last year's event, the SYP are proud to present the 2007 St Patrick's Day Pub Quiz Crawl! More details to follow nearer the time, but put the date in your diary now - this is one event in the SYP calendar not to be missed! For more info contact:

·         SYP Oxford Speaker Meeting – Career Development – 21st March 2007

So you’ve made your first steps with your first or second job in publishing but don’t know what your next move should be. Or maybe you’re just curious to know how people clamber up the career ladder once they’ve got onto the bottom rungs. March’s speaker meeting will address the ways to make it an easy climb in the right direction in all areas of publishing expertise. Our speakers for the evening will be Judy Irving and Sue Trafford from the publishing recruitment consultancy, Inspired Selection.

Oxford University Press (Gallery Room), 6.30 pm- 8.30 pm.

Members: Free

Non-Members: £3.50

·         SYP London Book Club – 2nd April

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

At the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, lives an embittered old judge who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and his cook's son trying to stay a step ahead of US immigration services, this is far from easy. When a Nepalese insurgency threatens Sai's blossoming romance with her handsome tutor they are forced to consider their colliding interests. The judge must revisit his past, his own journey and his role in this grasping world of conflicting desires every moment holding out the possibility for hope or betrayal.

Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, 7.00pm Nearest tube – Piccadilly Circus

·         SYP Oxford Book Club – 4th April

The Crowded Bed – Mary Cavanagh

Joe Fortune, a Jewish GP, has been married to Anna, his Aryan beauty, for twenty years, in a relationship that is sustained with great passion and happiness. But in the shadows of their lives, dark secrets are hidden. Joe has long nurtured a desire to murder Gordon, Anna's father; a motive born of past events and involving revenge, mutual hatred, and Gordon's deep prejudice for Joe's Judaism. 'If you wrong us, shall we not seek revenge?' Anna too is hiding deep, painful secrets. In a highly charged expose, the reader is led back and forth over the changing face of the last half century to discover love, lies, passion, religion, cruelty and violence. While the powerful Joe is revealed as angry and resentful, Anna's quiet dignity discloses her own extraordinary and shocking revelations.

The Nosebag, 6.00- 7.30

·         St Patrick’s Day Irish Bookfair- 10th March

London's biggest and best annual Irish literary event, the St Patrick’s Day Irish bookfair takes place at the Irish Centre this March and features a whole host of literary events and authors to enjoy.

With appearances from top authors and walks around literary London, the St Patrick’s Day Irish bookfair is part of the St Patrick’s Day festival week, that encompasses many Irish themed arts and cultural events across London.

The highlight of this year’s Irish bookfair is an appearance from the famed Irish writer Fergal Keane, who is renowned for his BBC career and popular journalism. Songwriter, novelist and broadcaster Shay Healey, writer Don Mullin, author of Gordon Banks - A Hero Who Could Fly, and John Rogers, will also be appearing at the bookfair.

Entry to the St Patricks Day Irish bookfair is free.

Hammersmith and Fulham Irish Centre, 10.00 -16.30 Nearest tube – Hammersmith

·         UCL Careers Forum- 13th March

This event, specifically aimed at 1st Year Undergraduates, is your chance to find out more about careers and how you can get ahead when it comes to finding a job. You'll have the chance to hear from past and present UCL students about their experiences in applying for internships and graduate jobs and network with employers from a wide range of industry sectors. SYP committee member, Mia Kilroy, will be there to inform students on various aspects of the publishing industry.

More information and booking now available ...

UCL Careers Service Seminar Room, 5.30 – 8 pm

·         Lonely Planet Film Festival – 19th - 29th March

For the first time, Lonely Planet launches its own film festival, a celebration of
international cinema which inspires travel. The Lonely Planet Film Festival aims to encourage travellers to experience a destination in a different way, through film. The film festival takes place at independent cinemas across the UK in Brixton, Greenwich, Exeter,
York and Edinburgh.

The event will host screenings of such captivating classics as Peter Collinson’s
‘The Italian Job’, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Amelie’ and Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Volver’
and showcase the locations featured in each film, including the romantic city
of Paris; the gritty back streets of Turin in Italy, the spectacular landscapes of
the Alps, and beautiful Spanish countryside.

Film Festival tickets are £5 each, and available now to book on
Tel: 08708505703. Tickets will also be available at the door and are subject to
For further information on the Lonely Planet Film Festival go to

Various Venues

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