Friday, 21 October 2016

'The Write Stuff' Creative Writing Festival at Todmorden Library 24 - 29 October 2016

Todmorden Library is the venue for The Write Stuff Creative Writing Festival in October, details of the full programme below:

the Write Stuff Creative Writing Festival
Full Programme

  • all events are at Todmorden Library
  • Entry to all showings is FREE except where marked
  • Since seating is limited, you will need to book a ticket – either online via TicketSource, phone  (01706 815600) or in person from Todmorden Library
Author events
MONDAY 24 OCTOBER 2016  10.30 
Inspiration All Around      

Jill lives in Calderdale and is the author of  several books, including Berringdon Brow and the recent Rainy Season.                       
She explores where ideas come from … and how to write them
TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2016  14.00 
How to Promote Your Book      
Are you an aspiring or small-published writer and want to know how to promote your book, blog or short story?
Come along and learn how to put together a basic campaign that is sure to get you started.
(Aimed At the Small or Self Published Writer)
"I attended Diane’s PR workshop at the Willesden Library in October and since then, I have been interviewed on London Live TV, BBC Radio (twice), The Voice and RJR Radio in the space of 1 month! As they say, results speak for themselves. Diane continues to support me with coaching and introductions to media executives. I highly recommend the workshop."
Omo Alokwe - Guinness World Record aspirant
WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2016  19.00                                       £5.00
I Don't Know What I'm Supposed to Be Doing ....       
‘I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing’ was something Emma’s Mum said repeatedly in the early days of her dementia. 
Over 10 years later, now her mother has died, Emma finds herself asking the question for herself.
Emma’s Mum was a librarian, Emma is a library assistant. 
Specially created and staged for libraries, this  new show takes you on a journey through time, mother-daughter love and re-evaluation. 
A funny, moving, inspiring tale using poetry, theatre – and library books  
Emma Decent is a Todmorden-based writer and performer and teacher of creative and life writing. Her first show Beyond Dreams of Aberystwyth toured 2013-15 and featured on BBC Radio 4's Midweek.
"a show that will sneak into your heart and paint intricate pictures in your mind" (Genevieve Walsh, poet, of Beyond Dreams of Aberystwyth )                      
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 2016  14.00 
... in Conversation 

Anthony Clavane is an award-winning sportswriter, whose book Promised Land won both the Football Book of the Year and the Sports Book of the Year in 2011.

Stephen May's a multi-award-winning novelist: his second book, Life! Death! Prizes!, was published by Bloomsbury in 2012 and shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Novel Award and the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize.

Join two great regional writers in conversation.

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER 2016  10.15  

Your Bard      

Poet + broadcaster Craig Bradley looks at his very own Bard and ongoing influence on the   English language
“All of a sudden”, flesh and blood” and “vanish into thin air” are all the great man’s inventions.

Expect fascinating discussion + some linguistic surprises.
Codpieces optional ...

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER 2016  14.30  

Found Poetry  -   a Mystery Tour     

Join Winston Plowes aboard his virtual bus on a Mystery Tour to the Land of Lost Words.
On this whistle-stop tour, your will discovering new and fun ways to recycle words from every day life into fantastic poetry.
There will be plenty of time for sightseeing, to compose new poems and to read them out if you wish.
A lack of experience in poetry is an advantage and an enquiring mind essential in this event for all ages.
Please bring your mobile phone.

Hold very tight please, ting-ting…
MONDAY 24 OCTOBER 2016  14:00 
Oxford Online Writing Workshop     

Use the fascinating and extensive resources of Oxford University Press to inspire and inform creative writing.

Get tips on structure, plotting and grammar, explore and find new words and writing styles, or do fascinating research and reference.
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 2016  10:15                                      £2.00
Making a Drama out of a Crisis  

Writer/performer Emma Decent has written two shows which turn her life into theatre, as well as numerous poems on life-writing themes.

In this fascinating participatory workshop, she shows you how to make theatre or participatory poetry out of your life events, to create work which is powerful, entertaining and cathartic for audiences and performer alike.                                                                                                  
MONDAY 24 OCTOBER 2016  16:45 

Crossed Tracks (Roman de Gare)    
In Crossed Tracks (Roman de Gare)  -  a chance encounter at a rest stop interrupts the delicate balance of the lives of a novelist, her ghost writer, and a wayward young woman ...
In French with English subtitles 
(dir. Claude Lelouch, France, 2007  -   1hr 43mins)
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 2016  16:15 

Agatha is a fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie.
Starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave
(dir. Michael Apted, UK, 1979  -  1hr 45mins)
SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2016  13:00 

the End of the Tour     
The End of the Tour is the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace.    
Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel.
(US, 2015  -  1hr 38mins)
Interesting upcoming creative writing events elsewhere in Todmorden
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