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,
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.
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
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
New and second-hand books from Tangent, Bristol Books, Dreadnought, Hydra, Kebele, Book Island, Books on the Hill, Zero Lubin, Bristol Radical History Group plus author readings by Zero Lubin, Bristol Writers Group, North Bristol Writers Group and more.
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!
Sunday 29th October, 2-5pm at the YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
A small tortoiseshell butterfly. | Copyright Morag Shuaib
Listen to writers busking their work at locations around central Bristol.
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.
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.