Off the Shelf at Blacks club in Soho is a new literature collaboration between Blacks members club and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Books Committee, supported by Fiction Uncovered. It’s a series of monthly, one day residencies for fiction writers – on the last Monday of the month. This autumn they are;
September 26 – Lindsay Clarke (The Water Theatre and Whitbread winner for The Chymical Wedding)
October 31st – Jemima Hunt (The Late Arrival and Director of The Writers Practice)
November 28 – Jake Wallis Simons (The English German Girl)
December 19 – Richard Bradbury (Riversmeet – a biography of Frederick Douglass, escaped slave and anti slavery campaigner) Supported by actor Nick Bailey who played Douglass in ‘Become a Man’, the play commissioned by the GLA for the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery. www.muswell-press.co.uk
The day starts at 11 am with coffee – ending at 4pm after lunch and open mic.
All writers will read from previously published work as well as work in progress. An audience of up to 23 will then discuss the work and writing processes, chaired by Jan Woolf of the WGGB Books Committee. After that – lunch – then an open mic session where participants can read short extracts from their own work if they wish. As well as an opportunity for established authors to receive mature critical feedback, the audience get some guidance of their own. And great food!
Cost for each day is £25 but £20 to Writers Guild members. This includes coffee, bread and olives, 2 course lunch, and all day and evening membership of Blacks. You will also get automatic reference if you want club membership.
But hurry, there are only 23 places per event!