We will have Ali Shaw, author of The Man Who Rained and The Girl With Glass Feet discuss the transition from being a part-time writer to being a full-time writer. As always we will have a break to chat and socialise, and some activity afterwards!
We will collect membership fees and there will be an entry fee if you are not a member. Details in the About Group 2012 page.
I started The Oxford Editors in 2007 to help writers at every stage and in every genre. We have a strong academic tradition as well as working with writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We also help children's writers, playwrights, screen writers and business writers.
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I am an award-winning writer and editor working on academic, non-fiction and fiction manuscripts. I regularly work with fiction and children’s writers as well as doctoral students. I have also edited books and papers for academics throughout the world, and for many authors at publishers including Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press and Yale University Press. I have also guided many writers of fiction to publishing success. I am an author, ghost writer and an international journalist. After the publication of my book, Unveiled: Love and Death Among the Ayatollahs, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei condemned me as ‘a notorious man-hater’ for the book’s strong attack on the violation of women’s rights in Iran.
I also work with writers as a mentor and I have guided authors of fiction, non-fiction and academic works. My latest book, a crime thriller, will be published soon.
I worked for many years at The Financial Times, The Independent and The Guardian and has been a regular contributor to The Economist. I have also written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post and many other newspapers and magazines worldwide. I have appeared on the BBC – including Radio 4’s the Today programme and on Newsnight.
I have edited several major academic studies, and also edited books by professors at Oxford and Harvard – among others. As well as writing fiction for adults and children. I have also written several screenplays.
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Just wanted to ask if you wouod like us to bring food and drink contributions again?
No, we’ll bring some juice and nibbles – the venue is alcohol-free (we found out after last time’s meeting!)
On Tuesday 28th Feb at 7pm, here at Blackwell’s Bookshop, there’s an Oxford Wold Book Capital consulation – booksellers from Oxfordshire will be in attendance, but we’re extending the invitation to Group 2012 – so if you want to come along, find out more about the bid, why it’s so exciting and what Oxford will do should it be lucky enough to win the title, then please come along, listen to the presentation and join the discussion!
The March Meeting topic looks good, and just what I’m working towards: from part-time writer and day job, to full-time. I look forward to what Ali has to say.