Sunday, 17 April 2016

Super Saturday at Cleckheaton Literature Festival 2016



On our super Saturday of events 30 April 2016, attendees can look forward to two FREE theatre performances, a FREE Lego Club and every child receives free sweets and a free book bag from the Bookstart Bear, children go free to the Julie Pryke Telling Tales story workshop, a crime panel and some fantastic Masterclasses and author talks at Cleckheaton Library:


10-12               Barbara Henderson – Writing for Children masterclass


Everyone remembers the stories they loved when they were young – and we’re in a new ‘golden age’ for children’s books. But writing for children needs a range of skills and considerations that mean it’s far from child’s play! Published children’s author Bea Davenport will help you through questions of language, content, age ranges and markets in a two-hour writing-led workshop.

Bea Davenport is the writing name of former BBC journalist Barbara Henderson. Bea is a four-times published author for adults and children. Her two crime novels, In Too Deep (2013) and This Little Piggy (2014), are published by Legend Press. Her debut children’s novel, The Serpent House, was written as part of a Creative Writing PhD and published in 2014 by Curious Fox. Her latest children’s book, My Cousin Faustina (2015), was written as an interactive e-book for reluctant readers and is now in paperback with ReadZone Books. She has won several short story prizes. She is Programme Leader in Creative Writing for the Open College of the Arts. 

10-12              Patricia Duncker – Beginning Writing masterclass


BEGINNING WRITING is a practical workshop for beginners of all ages and is most suitable for tentative, not-very-confident beginners who love reading, are open-minded, game to try and really enjoy laughing.

PATRICIA DUNCKER is the author of six novels and two collections of short fiction including Hallucinating Foucault (1996), winner of the McKitterick Prize and the Dillons First Fiction Award, and Miss Webster and Chérif (2006) shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007. Her fifth novel, The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge (2010), was shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger award for the Best Crime Novel of the Year. Her critical work includes a collection of essays on writing, theory and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall (2002). Her most recent novel is about George Eliot, Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance (2015) She is Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Manchester. www.patriciaduncker.com

Heckmondwike Library 1 - 3      Julie Pryke - Reading for children Telling Tales

 * Introduction    Sharing ideas: Why is it important to 'Tell Tales' to children and young people? How can I make up and tell my own? What else can I do if I'm using a webcam to talk to them ?
                                                                                                                                        

* Ideas for setting the scene and developing characters and situations, including extracts from the two books 'Tell tales' and 'Tell Tales Online'                                       

* Over to you.      1) 30 second stories.                                                           
  Exercises.          2) Story games
Question and Answers.                                                                    

Both books will be available for sale at the end of the session.





Tell Tales workshop   - this workshop is designed to introduce the participants to the fun of telling stories to children (aged up to roughly 9 years of age) , developing new or existing story-telling skills and learning how to produce original stories from "the top of your head" and not just repeat stories the children are already familiar with from books or TV.  Writer Julie Pryke will lead the session and will try to ensure your imaginations get into gear and help you to come up with a few ideas of your own. She will also help you to become comfortable with playing games and activities online, using a webcam and answer other related queries. Julie is a member of Bradford Writers Circle, regular monthly story-teller on Bradford Community Broadcasting's 'Afternoon Stretch' , a grandma and a 'born story-teller'. She can be contacted through 
www.telltales2kids.com   www.facebook.com/Telltales2kids 

 
12-1                 Creative Scene performance Kirklees Loves & Dough



We’re making a brand new family show inspired by the people and places of North Kirklees and we want you to let us know what you think.

So join us to be amongst the very first people to get a peak at what our two companies have been creating:

Spiltmilk dance have been out searching for local stories of love in all it's forms; from beloved family pets to fondly remembered places, from food that sets our hearts a-flutter to friends that we couldn’t be without. Kirklees Loves gives insights in to where cupid's arrow falls in North Kirklees

Theatre makers Olivia Furber and Alice Bonefico have been working with gastro artist Carmen C. Wong to reawaken our food memories. Exploring local kitchens, they have been sharing recipes, tastes of home and encouraging us to play with our food. Dough! is a sensory performance for families. 

1-3                   Patricia Duncker author talk (Sophie and the Sibyl)


PATRICIA DUNCKER is the author of six novels including Hallucinating Foucault (1996), two collections of short fiction, and many critical essays. Her most recent novel is about George Eliot, Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance (2015) www.patriciaduncker.com

 

1-3                   Alison Lock author talk, signing and Q&A Maysun and the Wingfish


Maysun and the Wingfish by Alison Lock

(Mother's Milk Books, 2016)

A ‘strange and beautiful’ tale rising from the world of the Watterishi to the mountainous regions of the Peakerfolk. Maysun and the Wingfish is a story of the fantastical where an orbiting moon is chased by a rogue planet causing a catastrophic event. Following the destruction of her beloved valley, Maysun is guided by the spirit of the GrandOmma to face the dangers of the forest of Ruba to bring the Wingfish back to their homeland; she will meet Barco – but is he friend or foe? Maysun and the Wingfish will lift you from this world to a place of adventure, malevolence, and great beauty.

 
 
Alison will read from her new book and discuss the writing and development of  'world-building' in Maysun and the Wingfish.

Alison Lock's poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies and journals in the UK and internationally. She has published a short story collection, two poetry collections (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2011, 2015), and a forthcoming collection of stories. Maysun and the Wingfish (Mother's Milk Books, 2016) is her fourth book. She has an MA in Literature Studies and is currently working towards a PhD in Creative Writing. She is a tutor for Transformative Life Writing courses.

3-4                   Creative Scene performance Kirklees Loves & Dough

We’re making a brand new family show inspired by the people and places of North Kirklees and we want you to let us know what you think.

So join us to be amongst the very first people to get a peak at what our two companies have been creating:

Spiltmilk dance have been out searching for local stories of love in all it's forms; from beloved family pets to fondly remembered places, from food that sets our hearts a-flutter to friends that we couldn’t be without. Kirklees Loves gives insights in to where cupid's arrow falls in North Kirklees

Theatre makers Olivia Furber and Alice Bonefico have been working with gastro artist Carmen C. Wong to reawaken our food memories. Exploring local kitchens, they have been sharing recipes, tastes of home and encouraging us to play with our food. Dough! is a sensory performance for families. 

4-6                   Julie Pryke - Reading for children Telling Tales

Julie Pryke  - self-published local children’s writer whose book ‘Telling Tales’ encourages grand/parents to tell stories and read to children  www.smashwords.com/profile/view/juliepryke  Reading/workshop

* Introduction    Sharing ideas: Why is it important to 'Tell Tales' to children and young people? How can I make up and tell my own? What else can I do if I'm using a webcam to talk to them ?
                                                                                                                                         

* Ideas for setting the scene and developing characters and situations, including extracts from the two books 'Tell tales' and 'Tell Tales Online'

* Over to you.      1) 30 second stories.                                                         
    Exercises.          2) Story games
* Question and Answers.                                                                                 

Both books will be available for sale at the end of the session.

Tell Tales workshop   - this workshop is designed to introduce the participants to the fun of telling stories to children (aged up to roughly 9 years of age) , developing new or existing story-telling skills and learning how to produce original stories from "the top of your head" and not just repeat stories the children are already familiar with from books or TV.  Writer Julie Pryke will lead the session and will try to ensure your imaginations get into gear and help you to come up with a few ideas of your own. She will also help you to become comfortable with playing games and activities online, using a webcam and answer other related queries. Julie is a member of Bradford Writers Circle, regular monthly story-teller on Bradford Community Broadcasting's 'Afternoon Stretch' , a grandma and a 'born story-teller'. She can be contacted through
 www.telltales2kids.com   www.facebook.com/Telltales2kids


7-9            Crime Panel: James Nash interviews David Mark & Nick Quantrill

DAVID MARK is a brilliant writer who has a deft and light touch, combining characters who have a whiff of anarchy and a tenderness that rises to the surface like one of Aector McAvoy’s blushes, with class A observation of the little glances, colours and things moving in the background that surprise and delight. The books are set in Hull and Mark spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post, walking those same Hull streets that now serve as his hunting grounds.

He has written five novels in the McAvoy series, Dark Winter, Original Sin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity and now Dead Pretty. Dark Winter was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel, and was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller. He and his family live just outside the city.

 







For more information please contact Kerry Hood

0203 122 6374 or kerry.hood@hodder.co.uk





 


Praise for DEAD PRETTY:

 

‘Breathtaking. Mark writes badness beautifully’

PETER MAY

 

‘More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball’

VAL MCDERMID


The exceptional McAvoy series just got better. Dead Pretty is a gripping thriller…proof that David Mark is up there with the best.’
MARI HANNAH, AUTHOR OF THE KATE DANIELS SERIES

 

‘The McAvoy series pulls off the double whammy of creating cracking characters and cunning plots. The big detective Aector McAvoy is so real and so loveable you want to have a pint with him, and the legendary Trish Paraoh proves that a man can create an utterly compelling female character.’

ANYA LIPSKA, AUTHOR OF THE JANUSZ KISKA SERIES

 

‘Gripping storylines steeped in emotion and menace… Always right on the Mark for me.’MEL SHERRATT, AUTHOR OF THE DS ALLIE SHENTON SERIES


Truly exhilarating and inventive, Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent.’
PETER JAMES, WRITING OF THE ROY GRACE CRIME NOVELS

 

‘Darkly absorbing and told with real swagger, DEAD PRETTY is a heartfelt and sweeping thrill ride of a novel from one of crime fiction’s most distinctive voices. DS Aector McAvoy might be a big guy but David Mark is undoubtedly set for very big things.’

CHRIS EWAN, AUTHOR OF ‘SAFE HOUSE’











Nick Quantrill was born and raised in Hull, an isolated industrial city in the north east of England. His Joe Geraghty trilogy of crime novels are published by Caffeine Nights. “The Dead Can’t Talk” follows May 2016. A prolific short story writer, Nick’s work has appeared in various volumes of “The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime”. www.nickquantrill.co.uk 


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