Wednesday 26th August 2015 at Blackwell’s Bookshop
Our guest is Rebecca Wait, author of the novels The Followers and The View on the Way Down. She’ll be talking us through her experiences as a novelist, the creative process, how to (try to) make a living from being a writer, the author’s relationship with their editor and agent, and other aspects of being a published writer.
Wednesday 30th September 2015 at Friends Meeting House
This will be a feedback session so please bring something to share if you wish, or just come and offer your feedback. We will try and have two authors there so we can divide into groups to ensure everyone has a nice long time to read and talk.
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I can be there Barbara
Thank you Barbara
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My pictures were not high res enough for Oxford Times. Does anyone coming tonight have a proper camera they could bring?
If you are free this Friday Lucy is taking part in a really exciting event.
BLACKWELL’S OXFORD PRESENTS: Licensed to Thrill : Novelists Lucy Atkins, Clare Mackintosh and Renee Knight discuss writing psychological suspense
Friday, September 11th at 19:30 – 20:30
Joining us for a discussion based around the psychological thriller genre will be authors Lucy Atkins, Clare Mackintosh and Renee Knight.
Lucy is an award winning journalist and author. Her latest novel ‘The Other Child’ follows 2014’s ‘The Missing One’.
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Clare is an author, feature writer and columnist. Her debut novel ‘I let you go’ was published by Little, Brown this year. She is currently writing her second book.
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Renee is the author of last year’s brilliant, ‘Disclaimer’.
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The evenings talk will be chaired by award winning radio presenter and thriller writer, David Prever.
Tickets cost £3 and wine will be available to purchase on the evening. Tel: 01865 333623 firstname.lastname@example.org