Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Finchley Literary Festival

We are happy for you to RSVP via Meet-up - BUT, you are also very welcome to come along to any event on the day.
Most events are FREE

Only workshops must be booked in advanced either email or Tel 020 8346 9449 

Friday 24th June:

Writers’ Workshop.   11.00-12.30pm North Finchley Library, N12 9HP
Memoir writing workshop led by Anna Meryt, author of A Hippopotamus at the Table
Booking required: RSVP here.

Harry Parker      and      A.L. Bird
Author Event.   2.00-300pm Church End Library, N3 1TR
Meet Harry Parker when he discusses his debut novel, The Anatomy of a Soldier, based on his army experiences which reached The Times top 5 bestseller list. No booking required. 

Author Event.   3.15-4.15pm Church End Library, N3 1TR
Local author, A.L. Bird, reads from and talks about her fourth novel The Good Mother, a psychological thriller. No booking required.

Writers’ Workshop.   6.30-8.30pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Adaptation Workshop with Josie Pearse has been CANCELLED
Allen Ashley

Book Launch.  7.00-8.30pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Allen Ashley, poet and author, welcomes you to the launch of his latest book The Planet Suite. Following an interview, Allen will take questions about science fiction and writing in general. No booking required.

Saturday 25th June 

A Trio of Authors.  11.00-12.30pm   Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Three exciting authors discuss their latest works and their writing process. Yvette Edwards, author of A Cupboard Full of Coats and The Mother, will be joined by Irenoson Okojie, author of Butterfly Fish and a short story collection, Speak Gigantular, and Catriona Ward, author of Rawblood. The session will end with a panel discussion with questions from the audience.
Free but please RSVP here.

Trio of Authors
Yvvette Edwards  and  Irenosen Okojie  and  Catriona Ward

Dragons’ Pen.  11.30-12.45pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Pitch your novel or story in five minutes to literary dragons for instant feedback from award winning writers and editors. Plus small prizes for the top pitches. 

Dragon's Pen
Gillian Stern  and  Antonia Honeywell  and  Cari Rosen

Literary Delights.  1.30-5.30pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN

Joanna Campbell, Antonia Honeywell, Sunny Singh, Vaseem Khan
Short Story Competition results.  1.30-2.30pm  
Joanna Campbell, judge of the FLF and Greenacre Writers short story competition, will announce the winners. Joanna will then read from her latest collection of short stories When Planets Slip Their Tracks and will also talk about her first novel Tying Down the Lion.

Orphans in Fiction.  2.30-3.30pm  
Antonia Honeywell, author of the highly regarded novel, The Ship, and Rosie Canning discuss the literary representations of orphans through the ages with readings from classic and contemporary texts.

Tea Break with book signings.  3.30-4.00pm

Author Interview.  4.00-4.45pm
Sunny Singh, author of three novels including her latest, Hotel Arcadia,
Will be interviewed by Lindsay Bamfield, talking about her extensive writing career and her influences. 

Meet the Author.  4.45-5.30pm
Vaseem Khan reads from his bestseller debut novel The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra.
Free but please RSVP here.

Katharine Norbury
Sunday 26th June

Meet the Author.  11.00-12.00pm Waterstones, N12 9QR
Katharine Norbury presents her acclaimed book The Fish Ladder, a memoir, incorporating travelogue, mythology and nature writing.
Free but please RSVP here.

Finchley in Fiction  – Guided Walk. 12.00-4.30pm  
Meet Waterstones, N12 9QR
Mike Gee and Rosie Canning lead us on a literary walk with a lunch stop at Redwood Café (one of our sponsors) in Swan Lane Open Space, and a tea stop at Finchley Golf Club.
£3.00 pay on the day, please RSVP here.

Music and Poetry Palooza.  6.00-8.30pm Café Buzz, N12 8JY
Join Anna Meryt and guests for an evening of lively performance poetry and music. 
No booking required.

Stop Press: We are delighted to announce that The BIG GREEN BOOKSHOP will be the festival's book sellers at Trinity Church Centre on Saturday 25th June.

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