Books and poetry

Off The Shelf at Black's

on 19 August 2011. Posted in Books and Poetry

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)
  • 31st October - Jemima Hunt (The Late Arrival and director of The Writers Practice)
  • 28th November - Jake Wallis Simons (The English German Girl)
  • 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. 
The day starts at 11:00am with coffee and ends at 4:00pm after lunch and an open mic session. All writers will read from previously published work as well as work in progress. An audience of up to 23 will then discuss the work and writing processes, chaired by Jan Woolf of the WGGB Books Committee. After that - lunch - then an open mic session during which participants can read short extracts from their own work if they wish.

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.

To book a place, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (stating that you are a WGGB member) or for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

But hurry, there are only 23 places and it is an incredible bargain.