The Tangent Books Story | 27/10/17 | 7:30-9:30pm | Flow

A Quality Evening for the Discerning Punter

Tickets £30 From Bristol Ticket Shop includes 4 course meal & a tasty cocktail

Join the legendary Bristol publisher Richard Jones and friends.

Deliberately and resolutely independent, Tangent Books, produces ‘quality books for discerning punters’. With a mission statement to publish ‘interesting stuff’ Tangent has led the way in supporting some of the West’s finest writers, artists and anarchists.

Off-centre, entertaining and decidedly Bristol. With great food, of course.

Flow Restaurant, The Haymarket Walk, St James Barton, Bristol BS1 3LN,
20 places

Social Media Workshop for Writers | 28/10/17 | 2:30-5pm | Flow

Tickets: £25.00 From Bristol Ticket Shop – includes homemade sandwiches, scones and cake – and endless tea/coffee/soft drinks.

Terrified by Twitter? Frustrated by Facebook? Join social media consultant and fiction writer Tom Mason and discover how to use social media to promote your writing in this interactive workshop.

During this session, we’ll explore how to effectively use sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to raise your profile as a writer. Learn techniques to publicise your work or speaking appearances and find out how to create social media content to get you noticed online. Tom Mason is an experienced social media trainer and consultant. He has over a decade

Tom Mason is an experienced social media trainer and consultant. He has over a decade of experience of working in digital marketing and during his career has provided training and workshops for a range of organisations including The University of Manchester and The Co-operative. You can find him on Twitter @totmac.

Flow Restaurant, The Haymarket Walk, St James Barton, Bristol BS1 3LN. 2.00 – 4.30pm.
16 places

 

Blogging for Writers | 27/10/17 | 2-4:30pm | Flow

Tickets: £25.00 From Bristol Ticket Shop – Includes Cream Tea!

Create great content that sells. In this interactive seminar, content coach, blogger and fiction author Amy Morse will take you through some actionable tips and inspiration to earn with your words.

Having a blog on your website…

  • Brings 97% more traffic
  • Always gives you something valuable to share on social media
  • Gets immediate feedback, social proof and builds a fan base for your writing
  • Gives you a reason to write. The more you write, the better you’ll write
  • And more…

Includes homemade sandwiches, scones and cake – and endless tea/coffee/soft drinks.
Flow Restaurant, The Haymarket Walk, St James Barton, Bristol BS1 3LN.

2.00 – 4.30pm.
16 places

Making History | 21/10/17 | 2-4:30pm | Flow

Ticket Cost: £25.00 From Bristol Ticket Shop includes homemade sandwiches, scones and cake – and endless tea/coffee/soft drinks.

 

Lucienne Boyce and Mike Manson

Mike Manson
Lucienne Boyce

For those interested in historical writing – fiction and non-fiction. This ‘informative and enjoyable’ workshop will:
– Help you consider how you might move your project forward.
– Widen your scope of research.
– Consider possible routes to publication.

Price includes homemade sandwiches, scones and cake – and endless tea/coffee/soft drinks.

Mike Manson is the author of four books on Bristol: Bristol Beyond the Bridge (Past & Present Press), Riot! (Bristol Books), The Hidden History of St Andrews (Past & Present Press) and Vice and Virtue – co-authored with Edson Burton – (Bristol Books). He has a Post-graduate Diploma in Local Studies and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. His novel Where’s My Money? was recently featured in the BBC TV series The Books that Made Britain. www.mikemanson.co.uk

Lucienne Boyce has published three novels set in the 18th century: To The Fair Land, and two full-length Dan Foster Mysteries: Bloodie Bones (which won the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016 and was a semi finalist in the M M Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction), and The Butcher’s Block. A Dan Foster novella, The Fatal Coin(SBooks), is available as an ebook. Lucienne’s non-fiction books are The Bristol Suffragettes, a history of the local movement, and a collection of essays on women’s suffrage, The Road to Representation: Essays on the Women’s Suffrage Campaign. Lucienne has an MA in English Literature (with Distinction), specialising in eighteenth-century literature. www.lucienneboyce.com

 

 

My Artichoke Heart | 26/10/17 | 7pm | Flow

Tickets: £30.00 From Bristol Ticket Shop – includes four courses, a tasty cocktail and four incredible poets.

An Evening of Food and Verse

Join acclaimed poet Rebecca Tantony and poetry friends Malaika Kegode,
Tom Sastry and Stefan Mohamed for a feast of words and food.

Please arrive from 6.30 pm.

As the incredible ‘Flow’ team offer the finest menu around, let your palate be nourished by some of the city’s most edible wordsmiths.

Expect cocktails, canapés, scrumptious stanzas, mouth watering metaphors and salivating similes. Arrive hungry and leave full; on seasonal fresh vegetarian food and the richness of poetry.

Flow Restaurant, The Haymarket Walk, St James Barton, Bristol BS1 3LN,
20 places

 

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Writing Climate Change | 29/10/17 | YHA

Tickets £8.25 From Bristol Ticket Shop

What do you feel when you think about climate change? Are there ways that writing about it can make a difference? This discussion and workshop run by Bristol Climate Writers offers you the opportunity to hear readings from new climate change related work, and to try writing about climate change yourself – whether a short story, a poem, or a piece of non-fiction.

Come and have a go!

Refreshments provided.
Disabled access.

Sunday 29th October, 2-5pm at the YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

 

A small tortoiseshell butterfly. | Copyright Morag Shuaib

The Great Book Busk | 28/10/17 | 11am-4pm

Listen to writers busking their work at locations around central Bristol.

Ana Salote

FREE EVENT

A great way to sample the creations of your local writing community. Look out for the Book Busk posters in the area around Bristol harbourside where writers will be book busking i.e. reading from their work. Poets, novelists and children’s authors will be taking part. If you can throw a few coins in their hats it will be much appreciated. Writers will be giving away poems, pamphlets and extracts from their work. If you like what you hear you can also buy books in the usual way.

 

This event is sponsored by That Creative Thingy Wotsit, a Weston-super-Mare based creative collective.
Organisers:
Ana Salote, Children’s author. Oy Yew, book 1 in her fantasy series The Waifs of Duldred, has been long and shortlisted for several awards.
AA Abbott, Thriller writer. Her crime thriller The Bride’s Trail received a Chill with a Book award. The latest book in the series, The Grass Trail, launched this summer.