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April 2016

Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

11 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

Co-founder of The Author School, Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Helen will guide you through The 'dos' and please 'do nots' of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote your book  How to get publicity  Why national media coverage still works…

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Book Design Uncovered: Creating Books for Independent Publishers

14 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clays, One Tudor Street
London, EC4Y 0AH United Kingdom

As a self-publishing consultancy specializing in print and distribution, we help authors to produce more than just a book, but a beautiful product. It is often said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but, without question, we do. Design is the first thing that your readers will notice about your book and as the author, you are the creative director, from conception to creation. As the creative director, you are in full control of what you want…

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Rug Rhymes

15 April, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Raod
London, SE1 8XX

What rhymes with rug? Under-fives and their carers are invited to join the Poetry Library puppets, Federico and Firebird, on their poem rug to find out. This short session of nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories is followed by the opportunity to look at and borrow books from our ever-growing children's collection. This FREE event will take place in the Poetry Library Reading Den

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Shakespeare’s Musical Brain Conference

16 April, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£95

Unsurprisingly, reflecting the immense influence and inspiration that Shakespeare’s work has brought to all the various art-forms over the centuries, 2016’s commemorative activities will include many operas, ballets, orchestral and choral works, chamber music recitals and exhibitions, that draw upon his plays and poetry.  This conference, however, aims to turn the subject through 180° so as to explore the vital importance of music to Shakespeare himself and the role it played in his and his company’s creative processes as well…

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The Poetry Butcher

16 April, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Raod
London, SE1 8XX

Need some help with your writing? Get a slice of feedback from Clare Pollard, one of our Poetry Butchers. Not for the faint-hearted, these 15-minute sessions see our butchers cut straight to the heart of your poem with their razor-sharp critical acuity. Only one poem should be brought along on the day, which should be no longer than one page of A4. This FREE event will take place in the Poetry Library Foyer at Royal Festival Hall

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March 2017

Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

13 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

The Author School, co-founder Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Founders Helen and Abiola Bello are The Great British Entrepreneur Finalists 2016. They will guide you through The ‘dos’ and please ‘do nots’ of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote…

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Joseph Conrad Study Day

13 March, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Joseph Conrad Study Day

Explore the life and work of the great novelist This study day considers Conrad’s career as a novelist and his contribution to British culture in the year that has been designated ‘Joseph Conrad Year’ in Poland. Joseph Conrad, probably now best known as the author of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent, was born in 1857 at a time when Poland had been divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia. He first came to Britain in 1878 as an apprentice on a British…

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The science of storytelling with Will Storr

18 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
King’s Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Drawing upon the latest research from neuroscience and psychology, award-winning writer Will Storr reveals how authors, screenwriters and journalists of all levels can make their writing more compelling. During this fascinating masterclass, you’ll learn how the human brain turns life events into dramatic narratives. Then, you’ll discover how to exploit the brain’s natural storytelling processes within your own writing. The course comprises a mixture of theoretical talks and fun practical exercises, where you’ll build up a captivating scene using principles…

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April 2018

Book launch: children’s book “UciPuci”

11 April, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace
London, W2 3SH
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Free

Participants: Latvian writer Zane Zusta Reading from series of "Ucipuci is looking for home" and "Ucipuci thinks outside the box" by Latvian author Zane Zusta. Children will be able to interact in the workshop after the reading. More information

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March 2019

Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler

16 March, 2019
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£20

All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian.  We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable.  We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi. Tea and water provided through-out the day. There will be a break for lunch, please email us if you need information about…

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