BESPOKE EVENTS FOR WRITERS 19 – 21 OCTOBER
We are delighted to welcome authors Rupert Wallis and CJ Flood to lead three unique literature events running from 19 – 21 October. We are also thrilled to have joined forces with Writing Squad Kernow and the Story Republic in order to deliver something particularly special this month.
Monday 20 October 2.00 – 4.00 pm, Dolly’s Wine Bar
Rupert Wallis and CJ Flood in conversation with Jane Pugh
An opportunity to meet these two rising stars in young adult fiction and hear their take on the craft of writing and the journey to publication. CJ Flood is the author of Infinite Sky, winner of the Curtis Brown Prize and the Branford Boase Book Award. Rupert Wallis’s first novel The Dark Inside came out this year. It’s in the running for the Edinburgh First Book Award. His work has drawn comparisons with David Almond and Patrick Ness. We are thrilled that Jane Pugh, writer and Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University is able to join us for this event.
We think Dolly’s Wine Bar is the perfect setting, but seating is limited so be sure to book your place in good time! This is a free event but please contact the Falmouth Bookseller, tel: 01326 312873 email: email@example.com to book your place.
Tuesday 21 October 7.00 pm, Dolly’s Wine Bar
Young Adult Speakeasy with Telltales and the Story Republic
Yes, we’ve got together with the Story Republic and Writing Squad Kernow for this event designed to showcase the talent of young Cornish writers.
Anyone aged 15 – 25 can submit to perform their work at this exciting event here: www.telltales.org.uk. We are looking for submissions of up to 800 words (5 minutes when read aloud). The theme for the evening is: ‘A Word in Your Ear’. The closing date is Friday 17 October at midnight, so there is still time to submit!
As if that isn’t exciting enough, Rupert Wallis and Chelsey Flood will still be with us and will be sharing some tantalising extracts of their work! This will be a night to remember so make sure you’re there.
This is a free event open to everybody.
Associated Event: Sunday 19 October 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Falmouth Maritime Museum
Writing Squad Kernow Workshop with Anna Maria Murphy, CJ Flood and Rupert Wallis
To find out more about this event and to join the Writing Squad (ages 13-19) please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance booking is necessary for this event.
We are grateful to FEAST and Cornwall Community Foundation who are supported by the Arts Council England and Cornwall Council for providing funding for these three events.
TELLTALES IN NOVEMBER
Keep Tuesday 25 November free for the last Telltales of the year! If you’re super keen, submissions are already open for this event and the theme is ‘Distractions‘. Please check that your submissions are under 1600 words, and less than 10 minutes long when read aloud.
Congratulations to the eight writers who performed with us on Tuesday 30 September to the theme of Drift.
New readers Maureen Sleeman and Vivien Tott treated us to tales of transformation and shape-changing. In poetry there was Angela Stoner: vivid and sensual; Fi Read: immediate, lyrical, poignant; Felicity Notley brought us a prisoner in solitary confinement, the ballroom tango, moths. Aaron Kent’s robust performance poetry rang with relationships severed and repaired. Separation was also the theme of Heather Hosking’s perfectly judged short story. Telltales regular Mac Dunlop impressed with his very novel novel extract.