27 January 2012
Posted in Books and Poetry
Off the Shelf at Black’s is a literature collaboration between Black’s members’ club and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain books committee that organises a series of monthly, one-day residencies for fiction writers, held on the last Monday of the month.
The next writer-in-residence on Monday 30 January is Carol Topolski (pictured left, and author of Monster Love and Do No Harm) and will be followed by:
- Lucinda Hawksley (Lizzie Siddal, 50 British Artists You Should Know), 27 February
- Owen Sheers (Resistance – from novel to movie), 19 March
- Alan Franks (Going Over, The Sins Of The Sons), 30 April
The writer will read from published work as well as works in progress. The audience will then discuss the work and writing processes, chaired by Jan Woolf of the WGGB books committee. After lunch, there will be an open mic session during which participants can read short extracts from their own work. This is an opportunity for established authors to receive mature critical feedback and for the audience to get some guidance.
The event will run from 11am-4pm. The cost is £25. This includes coffee, two-course lunch, and all-day and evening membership of Black’s. You will also get an automatic reference for club membership.