Friday, 20 November 2015

Book Off, Sunday 22nd Nov, at Rough Trade

Sunday 22nd November 11:30am - 10pm

'BOOK OFF' AT ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM - A FULL DAY OF FREE LITERARY EVENTS.

ALONGSIDE WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS, THERE WILL BE WORD GAMES, A HAIKU WALL, AND LOCAL PUBLISHERS INCLUDING FIVE LEAVES AND ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS.

THERE'S SPACE TO COME AND COSY DOWN AND CREATE WITH YOUR NOTEBOOK OR LAPTOP, AND PLENTY TO GET INVOLVED IN TOO. WHETHER THIS IS YOUR FIRST LITERARY EVENT OR YOUR FIFTIETH, EVERYONE IS WELCOME. BROUGHT TO YOU BY ROUGH TRADE AND LOCAL THEATRE COMPANY SHEEP SOUP.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES:

AMANDA SMITH - STORYTELLING SESSIONS
11.30am-1.00pm

'Amanda Smith is a professional storyteller from Nottingham who works in schools, children's hospitals, theatres, festivals, day care centres and librarie...s. She runs the Sherwood Storytelling Club.
Join Amanda Smith Storyteller for family storytelling fun! Hear how bold Robin Hood outwits the Dragon of Sherwood Forest, join Anansi the West African trickster spider who tricks the big animals to become the strongest animal in the forest and help Mr Rattlebones the skeleton journey to Ghost Island! Songs, stories and music for children aged 3-7 years.
Stories at 11.30, 12.00 & 12.30.'
Children must be accompanied by adults.
http://amandasmithstoryteller.weebly.com/

THE PLAY'S THE THING: IDEAS FOR STARTING AND DEVELOPING YOUR WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE WITH GARETH MORGAN
1.15-2.45pm

'Gareth Morgan is a writer and dramaturg based in Nottingham. He is an Associate Artist at Nottingham Playhouse and has worked with other regional theatres and companies such as New Perspectives, Excavate and Derby Theatre. He also runs Act 2: an East Midlands new writing project, based at Nottingham Playhouse, which runs a number of regular new writing events. He will be running a workshop focusing on writing for performance. People of all levels of experience welcome; so come and try your hand at writing for performance!'
http://www.6016theatre.co.uk/

JON SAVAGE IN CONVERSATION: '1966: THE YEAR THE DECADE EXPLODED' BOOK LAUNCH
3pm: Q&A
4pm: Signing

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH HENRY NORMAL, ROD DUNCAN AND PIPPA HENNESSY
4.30-5.30pm

'Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie will be chairing a panel discussion about creating work and the journeys the following writers have found themselves on.'

Henry Normal:
Nottingham born Henry Normal is a producer, comedian, writer and poet. He has assisted with the organising of Nottingham’s New Poetry Festival (17th November - 2nd December), founded Baby Cow productions with Steve Coogan and was co-writer of the Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Paul Calf, Coogan’s Run and The Parole Officer.
http://www.babycow.co.uk/henry-normalCV.html

Shreya Sen Handley:
Shreya Sen Handley is a Calcutta-born, Nottingham-based mother of two. She is a former television journalist and producer for channels including CNBC and MTV, who now writes and illustrates for the British and India media. A columnist for National Geographic, Times of India and Nottingham Post, she has also written for The Guardian, CNN India and The Hindu. A children’s book she illustrated for Hachette was published in 2014, and her memoir, for Harper Collins, on which she is currently working is slated for the summer of 2016.
http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/author/shreyasenhandley/

Rod Duncan:
Rod Duncan is a published crime writer. His first novel Backlash was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, and he has since written three other novels The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter, Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels (all published by Angry Robot Books, the latter coming Feb 2016), and had his first screenplay produced. He is also a lecturer at De Montfort University.
http://angryrobotbooks.com/our-authors/rod-duncan/

Pippa Hennessy:
Pippa Hennessy writes fiction and poetry, works for local small press Five Leaves as a publishing assistant, is the development director at Nottingham Writers' Studio, and teaches at Nottingham University on the Creative & Professional Writing and Humanities degree programmes. She is also a freelance proofreader, editor, ebook producer, writing workshop leader, website designer and IT advisor. She runs the EU-funded Dovetail creative writing project, working with organisations in Karlsruhe and Budapest.
http://nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk/tag/pippa-hennessy/

ROB GREEN - AN INTRODUCTION TO LYRIC AND SONG-WRITING
5.30-7.00pm

'Nottingham raised Rob Green is a sizzling fusion of acoustic R&B and soul; Rob’s catchy lyrics and rich, emotive vocal fast solidified his status as the ‘Soul Prince of Nottingham’ (LeftLion). His track Underdog made BBC Radio 1’s track of the week and he is co-managed by Nottingham label Outlaw and RedFireMusic (the team behind Grammy winning artist Gregory Porter). Rob’s next EP will be available early 2016.

Rob’s workshop is an introduction to lyric and song writing, exploring different song-writing techniques, using them to develop your own lyrics around the concept of self-identity.'
http://www.robgreenmusic.com/

MAJOR LABIA
7.30-8.00pm

'Major Labia are Nottingham’s newest feminist comedy collective. Debuting at Nottingham Playhouse as part of the Mouthy Poets’ ‘Say Sumthin 9’, the all-female troupe consists of actors, writers, singer-songwriters and activists. Come and revel in the mayhem of their latest sketches.'

OPEN MIC AND PERFORMANCE POETRY
8.00-10.30pm

'Are you a budding poet? Come and sign up for a slot at our open mic session from 8-9pm, followed by some of Black Drop and Poetry is Dead Good’s poets, and fresh from the Fringe, Notts’ own poet Ben Norris (UK All Stars Poetry Slam Champion 2013).'
http://poetryisdeadgood.tumblr.com/
http://bennorrispoet.com/

THIS IS A FREE ALL-DAY LITERARY SOCIAL - NO WRISTBAND/TICKET NEEDED.

ALL AGES WELCOME.

11.30AM START.

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