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April 2016

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
Southbank Centre – Foyer Spaces, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX
£11

Did you know that Roald Dahl used to be a spy? And also a fighter pilot, inventor and historian of chocolate? Embark on a magical and interactive journey through The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl and discover the secrets of a writer beloved by gazillions of children. Learn about Roald Dahl’s extraordinary life and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories. The tour features unique items from the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre archives. Plus there are interactive…

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The Tale of Beatrix Potter and Ernest Aris

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
The V & A Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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DISPLAY: In 1916 Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) engaged a prolific commercial artist, Ernest Aris (1882-1963), to illustrate her story, 'The Oakmen'. She sent Aris a set of pencil designs for the illustrations, with instructions for colour and composition, but concealed both the story and her own identity. Potter was forced to abandon the story over doubts about its originality and the book was never published. This display features drawings and correspondence relating to the 'The Oakmen', as well as several recently…

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Alice in Wonderland Exhibition

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Although the story has been adapted, appropriated, re-imagined and re-illustrated since its conception, we are still enchanted by Carroll’s original, much loved story, which continues to inspire new generations of writers and illustrators. Come and see Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. Discover how Lewis Carroll’s story has been re-imagined, re-interpreted and re-illustrated over the last 150 years with newly commissioned articles, a…

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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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Coffee & Conversations with Gary Edward Gedall

11 April, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rustique – The Literary Café, 142 Fortess Road
London , NW5 2HP United Kingdom
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Rustique – The Literary Café, is pleased to welcome Gary Edward Gedall to read from some of his books, and to respond to questions about the subjects that he writes about; psychology, hypnosis, shamanism, EMDR, and equine, (horse), assisted therapy Gary is a psychologist and state registered systemic psychotherapist, with formal training in all the subjects listed above. He writes books that aim to be; inspirational, informative, interesting, and imaginative. His range includes: self-help, (for relationships), inspirational and spiritual novels,…

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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the near simultaneous deaths in 1616 of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected 12 contemporary international authors to write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature. Join a wonderful selection of writers including Vicente Molina Foix, Deborah Levy and Ben Okri  for an evening of readings and discussion hosted by Daniel Hahn. The anthology, which will be available at the…

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After Frankenstein – The Young Romantics Prize 2016

13 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Raod
London, SE1 8XX
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'Poetry is the great adventure of the young’ (Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate) Hear the 2016 winners of one of the most exciting literary prizes for young people. The Young Romantics Prize was launched in 2014 by Dame Carol Ann Duffy with the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association. On 16 June 1816, Mary Shelley conceived the idea for her extraordinary novel, Frankenstein. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of this literary milestone, the 2016 prize invites submissions of poems and short stories exploring…

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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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Shakespeare in Ten Acts

15 April, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 17 April, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom

Journey through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest – to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers. Imagine how audiences reacted to ground-breaking moments like the first stage appearance by a female actor in 1660 and the first British performance of Othello by a black actor in 1825. Experience the glamour of Vivien Leigh’s Lady Macbeth costume, the surprising circus prop from Peter Brook’s radical 1970s A…

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Don’t Stop Me Now with Vassos Alexander

19 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3DP
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Join BBC sports broadcaster Vassos Alexander as he talks obut his new book Don't Stop Me Now with sports journalist Claire Maxted.  Quite simply, Don't Stop Me Now is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run.  Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part weight loss, and part simple childlike joy of running when you could  be walking.  Join us for drinks, get your copy of the books signed, and take part in this intimate…

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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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From Fighting Fantasy to The Witcher: How Narrative Design in Gaming Enhances Storytelling

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A BAFTA Games panel discussing the art of narrative and storytelling from page to screen and back again. Andrzej Sapkowski (author of The Witcher novel series) and Ian Livingstone CBE (co-creator of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series) are joined by fellow creative industry guests to discuss the role of narrative design in game storytelling. With video game sales at an all-time high, we ask the question: what is the next chapter?  And what is gaming’s mandate as a creative platform in the world of…

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LIGHTWAVE – New Performance in Lithuanian Literature

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

A unique event celebrating Lithuanian's new generation of literary artists, featuring brand new readings and performances by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena, Žygimantas Kudirka and SJ Fowler, a British poet connected to their innovative, collaborative practise. Both Labanauskaite and Kurdirka have carved out reputations across Europe for remarkable writing and live performances to match. This is a rare chance in London to witness poets who are breaking ground in the new European scene. From Lithuania's powerful lyrical and formal tradition has grown a…

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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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March 2019

Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space

12 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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Writer, poet and host of the hit podcast Mostly Lit Derek Owusu joins us to discuss the position of the Black male in Britain, as told through the rich and varied stories collected in his anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. Featuring essays from poets, writers, musicians, actors and journalists, Safe offers personal insight into the Black male experience in relation to schooling, media and community—and  shows us how a new generation of Black voices is inspiring and educating us to re-examine…

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WHAT REMAINS: Turning life experience into literature

14 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bulgarian Cultural Institute, 188 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 5HL
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A conversation from the perspective of three Bulgarian books with forthcoming English translations: Overlooked by Nataliya Deleva, Second Skin by Katerina Stoykova and the anthology Our Fathers Are Never Really Gone (ed. Nevena Dishlieva).

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