Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Joanne Harris - Lowdham

Lowdham Festival Events Programme
Winter/Spring 2014
An Evening with Joanne Harris
St Mary’s Church, Lowdham - Thursday February 27th  7.30 – 9pm
We are delighted to welcome Joanne Harris to talk about her new book, The Gospel of Loki. Known to millions for her general fiction including Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film; Blackberry Wine; Five Quarters of the Orange; Coastliners, The Lollipop Shoes amongst many more, Joanne has now written a powerful fantasy novel, using her passion and her life-long obsession with Norse Mythology. Joanne, who reads Old Norse, chose Loki, the seductive trickster god, as the protagonist for her first epic fantasy because she always thought he might not be as bad as his press. This is the unofficial history of the world’s ultimate trickster.
“Brilliantly atmospheric” The Times

Tickets on sale from Monday 27th January
£10 full, £8 concessions, £7 Festival Friends 
(each ticket entitles you to £2 off The Gospel of Loki)

NWS Workshops

NWS Workshops and Writing Retreat

To book a place on any of these, email admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk or call 0115 959 7947

Getting Your Writing Out There

Saturday 1 March, 10am-5pm
at Nottingham Writers' Studio
with Ian Douglas and Deborah Bailey
£50 NWS members, £75 non-members (inc lunch)

Getting published isn't easy, even for great writers. Ian and Deborah will tell you how to:

  • find markets and opportunities
  • submit your work
  • maximise your chances for acceptance
  • network
  • deal with rejection
  • acquire useful secondary skills
  • adapt to the market
  • diversify your income streams
  • work with editors and publishers
  • use social media to your advantage

Building Strong Characters

4 weeks starting Monday 10 March, 7.30-9pm
at Nottingham Writers' Studio
with Victoria Oldham
£45 NWS members, £60 non-members

Make your readers care about your characters, and they'll care about your story.
In this writing-intensive workshop, we'll play with techniques that bring your characters to life. We'll look at examples of strong characters and then build our own, looking at:

  • character arcs
  • universal traits
  • archetypes
  • description
  • dialogue
  • stereotypes

Author 2.0: Social Media for Writers

Starting mid-February, running fortnightly on Wednesday evenings, details tbc
at Nottingham Writers' Studio
with Paul Anderson and Gaynor Backhouse

Confused about Facebook and Twitter? Want to blog but don't know how?
Paul and Gaynor are future technology researchers and consultants. Paul's award-winning book,
Web 2.0 and Beyond, explains social media and how it works. In this hands-on course they will teach you technical tricks to help promote your work, and explore ways of making technology and social media work for you and your writing career.
For further information on this course please email admin@nottinghamwriterssstudio.co.uk

Michael Eaton news

Michael's play The Good Humour Club, about the publication of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, written for the 300th anniversary of Laurence Stern's birth, can be heard online on the Laurence Sterne Trust's website. You can also hear his radio play Head Hunters, which is broadcast sometime on the evening of Feb 9th on BBC Radio Three. It's a 90-minute drama about Alfred Haddon who made the first anthropological films in the Torres Strait Islands in 1898.

Feeling theatrical?

Feeling theatrical? Our libraries can offer you plenty of variety!

Nottingham Central Library will host a talk by Bob Wildgust, featuring some of the variety acts that appeared at the Nottingham Empire during the ‘50s. Booking is advised!
An illustrated talk by Bob Wildgust, featuring some of the variety acts that appeared at the Nottingham Empire during the 1950’s. Nottingham Central Library Thursday 6 February 2-3pm.
Date: 6 Feb 2014
Starts at: 14:00
Cost: £2.50
Ticket: Tickets £2.50 booking advised. Contact 01159152873 or email local_studies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Location: Nottingham Central Library
Nottingham Central Library
Angel Row
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/libraries
Or, if you interested in theatre history materials visit Nottingham Central Library on 11 Feb to find out about their extensive collection of scripts, theatre history and playbills.