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  • Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh Talk at Dulwich Books –  SOLD OUT

    Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh Talk at Dulwich Books – SOLD OUT

    02 Dec 2014 19:00

    Join us on Thursday 4th December at 7pm to hear renowned neurosurgeon tell his story and what his thoughts are on the NHS.

     

    What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone’s life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially life-saving operation when it all goes wrong? ‘Do No Harm’ is an unforgettable insight into the career of one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons, and into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life’s most difficult decisions.

     

    This event will be held in Dulwich Books on Thursday 4th December at 7pm.

     

    Tickets are £7 and include a copy of ‘Do No Harm’ available from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/henry-marsh-talk-at-dulwich-books-thursday-4th-december-7pm-tickets-12542618309?aff=eorg, via telephone on 020 8670 1920, via email: dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk or in person in the bookshop. 

  • CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: WHAT NOW?

    CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: WHAT NOW?

    02 Dec 2014 07:00

    CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: WHAT NOW? WITH SOPHIE LAMBERT, LUCY RIDOUT & LOUISA JOYNER - Tuesday 2nd December 7.30pm

    You’ve written your novel, or at least have 30,000 words, so what’s next? This workshop will give you all the ideas and tips to set you on the right road to getting your novel published.

    By coming to the event you will:
    •Gain an understanding on how agents receive books, what makes them look beyond the covering letter and work to get your book published.
    •Gain an insight into the current trends in writing and get tips/ideas of how to get your book noticed. 
    •How you should prepare your novel to attract the eyes of an agent/publisher.
    •Gain an understanding of the editorial process, what an editor does (and doesn’t do).
    •How to prepare a script for the various editorial stages.
    •What a publisher is looking for from a book.
    •How do publishers spot a winner, do they always use an agent? 

    Louisa Joyner is Editorial Director for Fiction at Canongate.
    Sophie Lambert is a Literary Agent at Conville and Walsh. 
    Lucy Ridout is an author, freelance book editor and copy-editor. 

    This event will take place at Dulwich Books on Tuesday 2nd December. Tickets are £6 . Bookable online from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dulwich-books-1098418481, via telephone on 020 8670 1920, via email: dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk or in person in the bookshop.

    Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW 0208 670 1920
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  • October Half Team Creative Writing and Cartoon Workshops

    October Half Team Creative Writing and Cartoon Workshops

    27 Oct 2014 00:00

    Making a myth: The Prince of Nubia - Monday 27 October, 10 am to 4pm

    Samira Hepburn uses group discussion and improvisation allowing children to create a myth based around a few lines of a lost fable found on a broken stone tablet. A magical beggar arrives at the palace of an evil king, determined to reform his selfish ways.

    Together we work on describing and setting the character, writing effective dialogue, using similes and metaphors and structuring a plot. Every child will leave the session with their own complete version of the story. Suitable for ages 7-11 years.

     

    10 places. Tickets £45 each

     

    Venue: The Vintage Shed, Alleyn Park Garden Centre, West Dulwich SE21 8ES

     

    Write your own fantasy story with Margaret Bateson-Hill - Tuesday 28 October

    Three story-writing workshops by Margaret Bateson-Hill for those who love fantasy and using their imagination. Suitable for ages 7-11 years.

    Workshop 1: The Day I Met a Dragon 10am – 11.30am

     

    Use all your senses and create your very own dragon. Then write a story about the moment you meet your dragon. Will this be the end of you or the start of a wonderful friendship?

    Workshop 2: My secret self 12 noon – 1.30pm

     

    Do you have a secret self? Discover your secret self by filling in your very own secret self fact file. Then write a story about the moment that you discover just how amazing you really are!

    Workshop 3: Through the Portal 2.30pm – 4pm

     

    What sort of portal will you discover and where will it take you? A shabby door down a deserted alleyway or a whirling, shimmering vortex of invisible energy? Are you brave enough to open the door? Go on, pull the lever!

    10 places per workshop. Tickets £15 for each workshop

     

    How to make an awesome comic! - Wednesday 29 October

    Neill Cameron’s work has regularly appeared in the weekly children’s comic The Phoenix since 2011. Neill will guide you through every aspect of the comic making process. Find incredible ideas, turn them into amazing stories and create your own, truly awesome comic. All you need is your brain, a pencil and some bananas! Choose from one of three sessions:

     

    10.00 – 11.30 am, 12 noon – 1.30 pm or 2.30 – 4 pm

     

    10 places per workshop, tickets £15 per session

     

    Cartoon Drawing Workshop: Can’t draw, Can draw! with Mik Brown -Friday 31 October

    Mik Brown’s creative cartoon workshops are for those looking to gain confidence in their drawing skills – you’ll be amazed at what you can produce!

     

    10.00am – 11.30am Creative cartoon workshop for ages 7-9 years

     

    12 noon -1.30pm Creative cartoon workshop for ages 10-14 years

     

    2.30pm – 4pm Developing your drawing skills. Ideas, inspiration and advice for those who enjoy drawing but are keen to develop their skills. For ages 7-14 years

     

    10 places per workshop, tickets £15 each

     

     

    These events will take place at The Vintage Shed, Alleyn Park Garden Centre, West Dulwich, London SE21 8ES

     

    You can book for all events from http://dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk, by phone on 02086701920 or in person from Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 8SW

     

    For information on other forthcoming events including: Sarah Waters, Antony Beevor, Chris O’Dowd, Laura Bates and more visit www.dulwichbooks.co.uk