How To Write A Book In A Day

Book Tickets 

Due to Covod-19 the all-day event at the British Library had to be cancelled. We hope to announce very soon when and where you can catch ‘How to Write a Book in a Day’ online, featuring Kate Clanchy, Raymond Antrobus, Paul Farley and this year’s shortlisted authors. Keep posted on our website and social media channels.

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