How To Write A Book In A Day

Hear how some of our very best contemporary authors manage to translate what’s in their heads and hearts to the page

With Raymond Antrobus, Paul Farley, Ross Raisin, Nikita Lalwani, Alice Jolly, Nikesh Shukla, Sharlene Teo, Lucy Caldwell and friends. Hosted by Kate Clanchy on 

Everyone has a book in them’, they say. But not everyone manages to write it.

How To Write A Book In A Day

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Hear how some of our very best contemporary authors manage to translate what’s in their heads and hearts to the page

With Raymond Antrobus, Paul Farley, Ross Raisin, Nikita Lalwani, Alice Jolly, Nikesh Shukla, Sharlene Teo, Lucy Caldwell and friends. Hosted by Kate Clanchy.

Everyone has a book in them’, they say. But not everyone manages to write it.
In one day, hear how some of our very best contemporary authors manage to translate what is in their heads to the page, so wonderfully.  Building on the inaugural 2019 sessions, guests will include Paul Farley, Ross Raisin, Nikita Lalwani, Alice Jolly, Nikesh Shukla, Sharlene Teo and Lucy Caldwell and authors shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.

Session one 11.30 – 12.45 Voice: First person or third; single voice or chorus; reliable or unreliable; myth-busting

Session two 13.15 – 14.30 Form: Fiction, short or long; Non-fiction, narrative or episodic; poetry, essays, polemic. What do you want to say?
Session three 14.45 – 16.00 Plotting: methodical; let the characters dictate the story; divine inspiration. How do the panel work?

Bonus session 16.15 – 17.15 The Rathbones Folio Mentorships: featuring Rathbones Folio mentors Nikesh Shukla, Alice Jolly, Sharlene Teo and Lucy Caldwell, and their mentees: gifted young students who have experienced unique, one-to-one mentorship over the course of a school year, in association with First Story.

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Details

Name: How to Write a Book in a Day: The Rathbones Folio Sessions 2020
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
When:
Price: Full Price: £16.00
Member: £16.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Disabled: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Senior (60+): £14.00
Young Person (18-25): £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk

London Book Fair

Join Kate Clanchy and Raymond Antrobus at the London Book Fair on 11 March 2020 at the PEN Café (Public)– 11.30 – 12.05pm. 

Exciting new announcements will be made, so make sure to be there. Further details can be found here. 

 

Raymond Antrobus 2020 University Tour

Check out Raymond Antrobus’ jam-packed 2020 University reading tour – he will appear in universities from Cambridge to Warwick reading new work and, of course, poems from his Rathbones Folio Prize and Ted Hughes Prize-winning ‘The Perseverance’. More information at http://www.raymondantrobus.com/essays

Raymond Antrobus Upcoming Readings February/ March 2020

Make sure to follow Raymond Antrobus’ readings events throughout February and March in London locations. More information at http://www.raymondantrobus.com/essays

Beethoven: The Poets' Take: Anthony Anaxagorou, Raymond Antrobus & Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will be joined in an evening of readings and conversation about Beethoven, poetry and music by poets Raymond Antrobus and Anthony Anaxagorou, both of whom are currently engaged in creative projects working on and from the life and work of Beethoven.

Date And Time: Wed, 12 February 2020, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT

Location: London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL