Wikimedia UK, together with British Library’s English & Drama department, invites you to attend an Editathon on Saturday 4 June. We're aiming to combine the expertise of the public, Wikimedians and the Library’s curators to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of the literary individuals and collections related to the British Library.
Fiction, poetry and drama will all be represented. Subjects highlighted for improvement include the Library’s major collections of Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde material, the poets involved in the Between Two Worlds project, and the archives of Kenneth Tynan, Angela Carter and J.G. Ballard, to name but a few.
The event is open to people with any level of Wikipedia experience...
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