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Tuesday, 1. Sep 2015
Les Brookes and Hannah Hooton
Cambridge Writers Les Brookes and Hannah Hooton share the floor and talk to us about how they approach their writing, and their experience of being published.
The Hotbed 2015 Festival at the Cambridge Junction
9. July - 12. July
This year, Hotbed (The Cambridge New Writing Theatre Festival) celebrates Youth alongside Experience in an eclectic and daring collection of new writing for the stage.
With international work, top quality professional commisions, guest productions, their 'Made in Cambridge' series, young writers plays and a variety of workshops this year's Hotbed does truyl have something for everyone.
The program includes shows by performance poets Francesca Beard and Luke Wright.
Find the festival program with special ticket offers here.
Surprising Angles 2015
Eight winning short stories from Cambridge Writers
The short stories are by Hannah Hooton, Angela Wray, RJ Gould, Mike English, Harry Goode, Anne Littlefair, Tim Love and Dominic O’Sullivan. Artist Tim Milner provided the cover art, and the book was edited by Anne-Marie Garvey and myself.
Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last
28 Sep, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Cambridge Union Chamber
In an event organised by the Cambridge Literal Festival, Booker Prize-winning and internationally best-selling author Margaret Atwood joins us to discuss her highly anticipated novel The Heart Goes Last. Returning to the dark irony of The Handmaid’s Tale combined with the wit and playfulness of The Edible Woman, Atwood’s latest novel is a wickedly funny and deeply disturbing narrative about a near future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free.
Box Office Opens on Tuesday 16 June, 1pm
Fine more information here.
Who Writes and Reads Romantic Fiction?
I’ve joined the Romantic Novelists Association and took part in their 2014 Annual Conference. Both the Association and the conference are valuable, the latter providing an interesting mix of practical tips (how to self-publish, attract an agent, ideas about Plot, Location, and Characterisation); some theoretical background (the Chemistry of Reading, universal elements of the genre); and the opportunity to meet agents, editors and publishers. I was fortunate to be able to chat with Hazel Cushion, the founder of Accent Press and was highly impressed with how the company works and their future plans. I’m looking forward to working with them.