Archive for June, 2010
Not a seat was empty at the Free Word centre, when the the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook held their How to Get Published event last Saturday, 13 March.
The event, which was the second in a series of courses held by the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, was an event for writers who are serious about getting published. The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook has published their bestselling media guide for emerging writers and artists since 1901.The full day of workshops, lectures and discussions provided a complete overview of how and what writers should do to prepare their manuscripts before submitting them. The days was filled with top tips, advice and feedback from industry specialists such as Liz Calder (co-founder, Bloomsbury Publishing and Full Circle Editions), Richard Charkin (Executive Director, Bloomsbury), Jo Herbert (editor), Alison Baverstock (writer, publisher and trainer), Katie Hickman (Bloomsbury author) and Carole Blake (Agent & Joint Managing Director, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency). Click here to see a video from the event.
On June 3rd the Literary Consultancy held, what is soon becoming a tradition at Free Word, another evening of poetry and music, celebrating and giving life to great literary works.
”The Waste Land’ by T.S.Eliot was read by Roger Lloyd Pack with cello accompaniment by Melissa Phelps & ‘The London Series’ by Jehane Markham with jazz accompaniment from Robin Phillips on piano and Jonny Gee, double bass. His partner, Jehane Markham also performed her work backed by jazz music, The London Series – An evocative and irreverent look back at a life lived in the city by a county girl. Part memoir, part homage, the piece touches on different areas and different perspectives – history, literature and love, included.
We would like to thank everyone who came and our performers who truly captivated us on that warm summer evening.
For extracts from The London Series please click here to listen to or download.