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November 2020

Making up the Past: Historical Fiction Debuts with Louise Fein & Molly Gartland

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November 11 @ 7:00 pm
£10 – £12

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Authors Louise Fein and Molly Gartland will read from and discuss their debut novels, and talk about their approaches to writing historical fiction – what drew them to tell these particular stories, how they researched their periods and what particular responsibility they felt came with deciding to write about the past.  Louise Fein’s People Like Us is set in Nazi Germany and tells the story of the love affair between the daughter of an SS officer and a young Jew.…

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Getting into Novel Writing

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November 12 @ 7:00 pm
£6 – £8

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Writing a novel is a creative challenge like no other, but sometimes getting started can seem like the hardest part of all.   This 90 minute workshop led by Dr Russell Schechter from St Mary’s University looks at ways of moving beyond the genesis of the novel, and aims to help writers concentrate and consolidate their thoughts and ambitions into something real and manageable.   Where do ideas for novels come from? How can you tell if your idea is…

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Cardinal Wolsey and the Field of Cloth of Gold Five Centuries on with Professor Glenn Richardson

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November 17 @ 7:30 pm
£10 – £12

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2020 is the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, the meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I near Calais, conceived and organised entirely by Cardinal Wolsey.   Tonight Professor Glenn Richardson will talk about the anniversary, and about Wolsey, who is the subject of his latest book, Wolsey; the first academic yet accessible account of Henry VIII’s great minister and favourite.   Wolsey was involved in all the key events of the young Henry’s reign including the divorce…

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New Writing from Twickenham

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November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Free

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Another opportunity to take part in this friendly, fun evening in which Creative Writing students from St Mary’s University will showcase their latest work, before handing over the mic to you! Come along ready to listen and if you’d like – bring a short piece of your own (max 4 minutes) to contribute. There will be a limited number of open mic slots available but we aim to fit in as many people as possible. Expect poetry, prose, flash fiction…

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