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Crystal Clear Creators is a not-for-profit arts organisation and company limited by guarantee, which is devoted to developing, producing, publishing and promoting new writing. It works with new, up-and-coming and established writers. It records, produces and broadcasts spoken-word material; it publishes anthologies and pamphlets of new writing through its imprint, Crystal Clear Creators (CCC) Publishing; it runs dayschools and courses on creative writing, media and heritage; and it hosts live events, including readings. It is a members-led organisation, so please do contact us and get involved.
Crystal Voices: new anthology published!
Our new anthology, Crystal Voices, edited by Maria Taylor, has now been published, to celebrate ten years of Crystal Clear Creators. You can see more details here.
Leicester Shindig shortlisted for award
We're pleased to announce that the Leicester Shindig! - the open-mic poetry evenings which Crystal Clear Creators co-hosts with Nine Arches Press - was shortlisted for the Saboteur Award 2014 for Best Regular Spoken Word Night in the UK.
Crystal Clear is 10!
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Crystal Clear Creators, and we are celebrating this milestone with a year of events, readings, and publications. Keep watching this space, and follow us on Facebook, for news of what we are doing to mark our birthday!
Hearing Voices Magazine, vol. 5 now published and available to order:
Edited by Jonathan and Maria Taylor, featuring poetry and stories by Michael Waters, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Myra Schneider, Rory Waterman, Angela France, Kathleen Bell, Mark Goodwin, Robert Graham, Lisa Mansell, John Hoppenthaler and many more. Only £3. Order your copy here.
Announcing the Publication of Crystal Pamphlets
Introducing "Crystal Pamphlets," our new series of individually-authored pamphlets, published 1 March 2012, by Roy Marshall, Charles G Lauder Jr, Aly Stoneman, Jessica Mayhew, Hannah Stevens, Andrew "Mulletproof" Graves. Only £4 each - available for ordering now.
Acclaim for Hearing Voices Magazine
Volumes 3 and 2 of Hearing Voices Magazine have been listed among the "Top Twenty U.K. Small Press Magazines of the Year 2011" by Purple Patch Publishing, at numbers 7 and 18 respectively. Congratulations to all concerned!
Fourth issue of Hearing Voices Magazine now published and available
The fourth issue of our literary magazine, Hearing Voices, is now published and available. The new issue, edited by Jonathan and Maria Taylor, features prose and poetry by Todd Swift, Alan Baker, Robert Richardson, Tony Williams, Helen Ivory, John Lucas, Alison Brackenbury, Hilary Spiers, Deborah Tyler-Bennett, George Ttoouli, Joanne Limburg, David Caddy, David Calcutt, Steve Carroll, Jacqui Rowe, Neil Leadbeater, D. A. Prince, Mark Goodwin, Matthew Stewart, and many, many more. The magazine still only costs £3, or £2.50 to members. Please send a cheque, payable to "Crystal Clear Creators" to the address below.
Third issue of Hearing Voices Magazine now published and available
The third issue of our literary magazine, Hearing Voices, is now published and available. The third issue is edited by Mellissa Flowerdew-Clarke and Alex Plasatis, and features poetry and prose by writers including Kathleen Bell, Jayne Stanton, Jaimie Gusman, Geoff Stevens, Louisa Allen, Jenni Ramone, Aimee Wilkinson, Georgina Lock, Matt Merritt, James Walker and many others. It costs £3 for non-members, £2.50 for members of Crystal Clear Creators. Please send cheques, made payable to Crystal Clear Creators, to the address below.
Postal address: Dr. Jonathan Taylor, Crystal Clear Creators, c/o School of English, University of Leicester, LE1 9BH, U.K.