TLC at Free Word offers a diverse range of cutting-edge literary events such as publishing debates and panels, writing workshops and conferences, literary adventure holidays and great literature live. Watch this space to see what’s on, and browse our past events to give you a flavour of the wide range of our work. We are also delighted to recommend the work of other organistions whose work we think might be of interest.
6.30 - 8.30pm
Free Word Centre
16th December 2013
Benjamin Britten: Inspirations, Early and Late
The Literary Consultancy offers for the fourth year running an unforgettable and intimate winter-warmer at the Free Word Centre, combining winter glow with the best of music and literature. The Tamesis String Quartet, featuring highly acclaimed violinists Nadia Myerscough and Anna de Bruin, Matthew Quenby on viola and cellist Vicky Matthews, will be playing Britten’s Quartet in D (1931) and Ravel’s only string quartet. Actor Clive Swift has devised a programme of verse and prose to delight and inform us about one of England’s greatest composers, whose centenary we celebrate this year.
Clive Swift’s career began in 1959 since when he’s become one of the nation’s best-loved character actors. He was one of the original long-contract players with the RSC in 1960 and has numerous theatre and TV credits to his name, including playing Bishop Proudie in ‘The Barchester Chronicles’, and Richard Bucket in ‘Keeping up Appearances.’
Venue: Free Word Centre, EC1R 3GA 6.30pm (drinks) performance at 7pm
Tickets: £15 / £12 concessions. These events do sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Click here to book or call Free Word at: 020 7324 2570.
10.00 - 1.00pm
Free Word Centre
22nd February 2014
Preparing for Publication: Building a Web Presence
‘Building a Web Presence’ is one of three practical skills workshops run by TLC for writers interested in digital publishing opportunities. This workshop is run by founder of The Curved House, Kristen Harrison.
This session in our ‘Preparing for Publication’ workshop series is led by Kristen Harrison, founder of The Curved House, which specialises in designing and producing books and building websites that suit individual book projects. Kristen has extensive publishing experience, having taught production and print management in Melbourne before moving to the UK to work in Penguin’s Production and Editorial departments. Kristen was also our in-house web specialist and a key speaker at the TLC conference in June.
In this session, Kristen will be going over how to build web visibility by building your online presence as a writer. Whether you’re interested in traditional or self-publishing models, you’ll get straightforward, impartial advice on everything from how to go about setting up a website, selecting the right cover for your book, and finding your way around social media, including Facebook, Twitter and blog pages, in order to boost your presence and market yourself and your writing in the digital field.
Tickets: £75 + VAT/ £60 + VAT concessions
10.00 - 4.00pm
Free Word Centre
29th March 2014
TLC Fiction Masterclass: Your Novel Inside Out
Trusted TLC assessor, novelist Shelley Weiner, will lead three all-day group sessions over the course of three months, working on your novel from the inside out. She’ll be looking at the nuts and bolts of writing and editing, to guide writers to achieve their maximum potential. Shelley will also be offering one-on-one tutorials to each participant, to consolidate the practical skills learned throughout the course, and to help give your novel its best chance of birth and survival. Following on from the success of TLC’s sold-out 2013 Masterclass with Jacob Ross, TLC is proud to offer this intimate fiction-writing experience.
Your Novel Inside Out is for writers just starting out, or those with a specific writing project in mind and with a determination to see that project through to a more cohesive, coherent end product.
Session One: Invention 29 March 2014
Session Two: Construction 26 April 2014
30-minute one-on-one for each participant date tbc
Session Three: Making it Happen 31 May 2014
Plus 50% discount on extract reads by a TLC editor*
Shelley Weiner is a novelist and creative writing tutor. Shelley has run masterclasses for the Guardian, Faber Academy and Skyros Writers’ Lab, and has lectured on the Creative Writing MA at Anglia Ruskin University, as well as for Birkbeck College, the Open University, the Taliesin Trust, the British Council in Israel, and Durham University.
£395 + VAT. 15 places maximum
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For a full programme with further information on the details of each workshop, please contact Aki on email@example.com
*Up to 50 pages of prose. Must be submitted by 30 June 2014.