Saturday, 11 May 2013

Greenacre Writers Literary Festival

Greenacre Writers are delighted to confirm the authors who will be appearing at the Greenacre Writers Literary Festival. Our venue for the first two events is the fantastic Friern Barnet Community Library, the People's Library, which was closed by the council but has been reclaimed by the community. Come and see why.

Fri 17th May 4.30-6.30pm Friern Barnet Community Library
Miriam Halahmy will be running a creative writing workshop: 'So you want to write for Kids!' £10.50 Creative writing workshop with author and experienced facilitator Miriam Halahmy. Miriam will offer vital insights into the world of writing and publishing fiction for ages nine to early teens as well as offering some writing starters to get the creative juices flowing. All levels welcome, just bring pen, paper and the energy to write! Miriam Halahmy has published short and long fiction for children, adults and teens, as well as poetry, book reviews & articles.

Fri 17th May 7-10pm Friern Barnet Community Library
Allen Ashley will be facilitating an Open Lit Mic: Guest poet Sarah Doyle, CJ Flood and Miriam Halahmy will be appearing but this is your chance to shine too. We are opening slots to members of the writing community to showcase their work, email: Allen Ashley has published nine books as author or editor. In 2006 he won the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Anthology as editor of The Elastic Book Of Numbers (Elastic Press, 2005). He is also a successful poet and wrote under a pseudonym for Time Out London for many years.
Sarah Doyle’s poetry has been published in various anthologies, and in magazines such as Orbis, The Dawntreader and the Poetry Society’s Poetry News. She has been placed in several national poetry competitions. She is Poet-in-Residence to the Pre-Raphaelite Society, for whom she writes commissioned poetry and acts as a judge in their Poetry Prize; and she co-organises, co-hosts and performs in regular jazz-poetry event The Sunday Edition at Enfield’s Dugdale Theatre.
Our venue for the main festival is Trinity Church Centre

Sat 18th May 11-12.30pm,Trinity Church Centre, Finchley, N12 7NN
Josie O Pearse will be running a creative writing workshop. 'Life Writing and the Writing Life'. £8.50 This workshop will look at practical techniques for writing from life. From planning what to write and how to begin, through to the deeper questions that help keep your writing on track. What is this about? Who is it for? Where does it end? And how do you fit your writing into a busy schedule? Bring questions, ideas, imagination, pen and paper. Josie O Pearse has just completed a PhD at Cardiff University in creative and critical writing. She writes sexy romances under a pseudonym, Angel Strand, and is published with Random House.

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