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Festival of Literature 2015
Friday 30th January - Friday 6th February, Bishop Stortford College
Celebrating its sixth year, this week-long literary feast will include performances from outspoken historian David Starkey; coastal explorer Nicholas Crane; columnist Steve Richards with an all shook-up political show; humour with Robin Ince who will be poking into our minds; some bar room ballads from Luke Wright; Steve Cole talks action and Young Bond; Christopher Lloyd will bring Shakespeare’s plays to life with his 'Giant Wallbook'; poet Stewart Henderson will perform before the House Reading Competition Literature Live commences; novelist Marcus Sedgwick will be in discussion with New Statesman editor Jason Cowley.
‘So you want to be a writer’ (chaired by Jason Cowley) will offer some constructive advice from a panel of authors including Adele Geras, Pauline Francis, Lucy Saxon, Marcus Sedgwick and literary agent Andrew Gordon.
more information here.
Oxford Group 2012 Presents: A Brief Introduction to Novel Writing
Monday, 2. February, 19:00 - 21:00 at Heffers (Blackwell's bookshop, Cambridge)
Richard Skinner, Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy and a tutor on its six-month ‘Writing a Novel’ course, will be running a two-hour workshop from 7pm to 9pm on Monday 2nd February at Blackwell’s Bookshop.
This workshop will involve two long exercises, one on plotting and one on point of view, both of which should shed light on these issues for those who have embarked, or are about to embark, on a long piece of fiction.
Richard Skinner is the author of three novels, all published by Faber & Faber. He has also written a writer’s handbook entitled Fiction Writing. For many years, he was an Associate Tutor at Goldsmiths College, London, where he taught on the MA Creative & Life Writing. For more information, please visit Richard’s website: http://richardskinner.weebly.com
There are 20 places on this workshop, and the cost is £15. Please email email@example.com or telephone 01865 333636 if you would like to register.
Tuesday, 3. Feb 2015 - Short story competition judging event