Books and poetry
Off The Shelf at Black's
Off The Shelf at Black's is a new literature collaboration between Black's members club and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Books Committee. It’s a series of monthly, one day residencies for fiction writers that are held on the last Monday of the month.This autumn they are:
- 26th September - Lindsay Clarke (The Water Theatre and Whitbread winner for The Chymical Wedding) www.fictionuncovered.co.uk
- 31st October - Jemima Hunt (The Late Arrival and director of The Writers Practice)
- 28th November - Jake Wallis Simons (The English German Girl) www.fictionuncovered.co.uk
- 19th December - Richard Bradbury (Riversmeet - a biography of Frederick Douglass, escaped slave and anti slavery campaigner). Supported by actor Nick Bailey who played Douglass in Become a Man, the play commissioned by the GLA for the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery. www.muswell-press.co.uk
This is an opportunity for established authors to receive mature critical feedback and for the audience to get some guidance too. Cost for each day is £25 (£20 to Writers' Guild members). This includes coffee, bread and olives, two - course lunch, and all day and evening membership of Blacks. You will also get automatic reference if you want club membership.
But hurry, there are only 23 places and it is an incredible bargain.