Tuesday 21 April 2015

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015

GW has been selected to be one of the 12 book clubs who will shadow the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. We'll be joining in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter @greenacrewriter and Google+.

We received a lovely box of goodies from Baileys and the book The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, should be arriving any day now. 

Below are the other book clubs and the books they'll be receiving. It should be a lively few weeks as the Prize has some exciting activities that we hope to join in with.

Catch us @GreenacreWriters and Baileys news via @ReadingAgency and the prize @BaileysPrize.

Bristol 24/7 Reads                        
Rachel Cusk Outline
Woodley library                            
Rachel Cusk Outline
Laline Paull The Bees
The Last Monday Book Club            
Laline Paull The Bees
Glos Lit Lovers & Yummy Scrummy  
Kamila Shamsie A God in Every Stone
Bee’s Bookshare                            
Kamila Shamsie A God in Every Stone
Wine Women and Words*                 
Ali Smith How to be Both
Ali Smith How to be Both
Much Ado About Books                  
Anne Tyler A Spool of Blue Thread
Books and Bubbles                        
Anne Tyler A Spool of Blue Thread
Greenacre Writers                          
Sarah Waters The Paying Guests
Telford Ladies                              
Sarah Waters The Paying Guests

*Another local group in Friern Barnet

Stop Press:
The books have arrived!

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Finchley Literary Festival Workshops

Six stimulating workshops: 

Allen Ashley leads a poetry workshop, Sun, Moon and Planets, at Friern Barnet Community Library on Thursday 21st May 12.00-2.00pm. Contact Allen to book on allenashley-writer@hotmail.co.uk 

Andi Michael facilitates a Writing for Wellbeing workshop at Friern Barnet Community Library on Friday 22nd May 6.00pm-8.00pm. This workshop is for beginners as well as more experienced writers.  Book here: Writing for Wellbeing.

Lindsay Bamfield gives a practical workshop on voice skills for writers who read their work aloud. Saturday 23rd May 10.30-12.30pm at North Finchley Library.  If you feel your vocal skills could be improved this is the workshop for you. Book here: Voice skills workshop.

Katie Alford runs a workshop on fantasy writing at Church End LibrarySaturday 23rd May 10.30-12.30pm. If you have considered writing fantasy this is a good place to start. No charge. Bookings: emailkatie_alford1@hotmail.com.

Pearse and Black host an exciting creative writing workshop Murder in the Library on Saturday 23rd at North Finchley Library from 2.00-4.00pm. You may book directly using the link above. Please note: The only weapons you are allowed are pen and paper. (Or maybe a laptop/tablet.)

Rosie Canning leads The Walking Writer workshop. This is an informal session taking you on a gentle walk with stops to write inspired by nature. Short readings will also be given - after all who can pass the site of Spike Milligan's former home without a recitation? For more information  The Walking Writer The walk starts at 11.30am, Sunday 24th May. Meet at West Finchley tube station.