From Idea to Bookshelf: how novels get published
Oct
3
7:15 PM19:15

From Idea to Bookshelf: how novels get published

Whether you’re an aspiring writer, an enthusiastic reader of fiction, or just curious about how publishing works, come and discover the secrets of the trade at this exciting Q&A event organised by South East London Authors.  Emma joins novelists Tamsin Grey, Brian Keaney and Marianne Kavanagh, all chaired by author and The Times reviewer, to discuss how the industry works in the 21st century, and whether - and how - to set about getting published.

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This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin: a writer's journey through my family
Oct
5
12:30 PM12:30

This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin: a writer's journey through my family

  • Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle (map)
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Join Emma on her journey through the artists, scientists, composers and poets of the Darwin-Wedgwood-Galton clan, as seen through the lens of her creative struggle to write fiction about them

This talk is kindly sponsored by the Royal Literary Fund, which has been supporting professional authors since 1790.

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Life Writing & Memoir: digging deeper
Sep
18
2:00 PM14:00

Life Writing & Memoir: digging deeper

  • Masonic Hall, Budleigh Salterton (map)
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Join Emma at Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival. Whether you are writing about your own life or your family’s, or about someone from the past, you’ll need the tools to make your story accurate and compelling. This afternoon workshop will dig deeper, taking advantage of strictly limited numbers to explore how you might tackle your project.

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Life Writing & Memoir: getting started
Sep
18
9:30 AM09:30

Life Writing & Memoir: getting started

  • Masonic Hall, Budleigh Salterton (map)
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Join Emma at Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival. Whether you are writing about your own life or your family’s, or about someone from the past, you’ll need the tools to make your story accurate and compelling. This morning session takes an overview of ways to tackle your project, and the research and creative processes you might use.

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York Festival of Writing
Sep
6
to Sep 8

York Festival of Writing

Join me and dozens of authors, agents and publishers at Britain’s biggest conference for writers and writing. Full details of the York Festival of Writing are not yet launched, but there’s plenty to explore there already.

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Writing for Children - and what any writer can learn from it
May
13
7:45 PM19:45

Writing for Children - and what any writer can learn from it

How do we take our personal experience and broader histories and turn them into cracking stories, gripping characters and vibrant worlds that glue readers to the page from the very start? Candy Gourlay’s novels for children have been listed for many prizes including the Waterson’s, Blue Peter, the Carnegie and the Guardian Prizes.

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Down House Meet the Author: This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin
Apr
3
2:00 PM14:00

Down House Meet the Author: This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin

Join Emma Darwin, the great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin as she explores her family history including the first Erasmus Darwin, and later generations such as John Cornford and Ralph Vaughan Williams and introduces us to her new book, This is Not a Book about Charles Darwin. Includes light refreshments and a tour of the house.

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