Please join us for the third session of 2022 of the Irish Writers Centre Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change. There is no fee for attending these sessions, they are a gift to all writers to take away and use in their work. Special guests include Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild trilogy, and Gerry McGovern, author of World Wide Waste.
Lynn Buckle is a Deaf/hard-of-hearing author, artist, activist, and tutor. Her novel What Willow Says, published by époque press, won the international Barbellion Prize for ill and disabled authors in 2022. It is a celebration of deafness, nature, and the language of trees. Other work includes her debut novel The Groundsmen, several anthologies, and literary articles for The Irish Times and Books Ireland Magazine. She is the recipient of many literary awards, most recently as Ireland’s representative as a UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence 2021 at the UK National Centre for Writing. She is the judge of several writing competitions and founder of the IWC Climate Writers’ Group – part of the world-wide climate writers’ movement, working for a positive future, affecting change through fiction.
Gerry McGovern has published eight books. His latest, World Wide Waste published by Silver Beach in 2020, examines the impact digital technology has on the environment and what can be done about it. He developed Top Tasks, a research method which helps identify what truly matters to people. The Irish Times has described Gerry as one of five visionaries who have had a major impact on the development of the Web. Join Gerry for some practical advice on what we can do, as authors, to reduce our carbon footprint during the physical act of writing our books.
Delighted to be returning to this brilliant festival for an animated, interactive insight into how I became a writer, what inspires me and why he has returned to the Last Wild world for my latest book, and sequel to the series, The Wild Before.
Suitable for ages 8+
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Please especially note that ticket holders 11 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult (who must also purchase a ticket unless otherwise indicated for specific events) in order to gain entry to a venue and to remain in the venue for the duration of the performance. The Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to unaccompanied ticket holders who are 11 years of age and under.
Thrilled to be joining The Wealden Literary Festival this year for this special Wild Before event.
The Wild Before is a stunning prequel to Piers Torday’s award-winning, bestselling The Last Wild trilogy, touching on timely themes of climate change, friendship, and above all, hope.
One stormy, snowy night, a pure silver calf is born on an ordinary muddy farm by the light of the moon. This is the legendary Mooncalf, whose arrival has been foretold since the dawn of time.
According to a dream passed down from animal to animal, if the calf dies, a great terribleness will come -rising seas, a plague, skies raining down fire, the end of all things… and Little Hare vows to persuade all the animals to protect Mooncalf, whatever the cost.
But it’s easier said than done, and soon Little Hare realises that he is the only one who can save the world…
Every author has the same ambition: for readers to become totally immersed in your book and connect with the cast of characters you’ve created, following their every step and then imagining their lives beyond the final page.
Join me for this workshop dedicated entirely to the craft of creating complex characters that strike a chord with your intended readership, and insight into the art of developing character arcs. This session makes up part of the Writers & Artists Children’s & YA Fiction Festival 2022, and attendees can expect a practical session involving writing exercises and discussion. 30 minutes will also be reserved for Q&A.
All attendees reserving a place at this event also receive free access to An Introduction to Children’s Publishing in 2022, a video interview with Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. A link to the interview will be circulated by email ahead of the festival, and remain available to view for one week.
The festival is partnering with The Little Bookshop Leeds and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase all festival books directly with them.
Presented by Wilton’s Music Hall
26th November to 31st December . 7.30pm Monday – Saturday; Weekly matinees; 2.30pm.
£12.50 – £36 full price, £10 – £32 concessions
Previews 27th November – 1st December
BSL Interpreted Performance, 8th Dec
From the writer who brought you Wilton’s Christmas Carol, A Sunday Times Best Christmas Show of 2019 and the much-loved The Box of Delights.
Whatever you do, no matter how much he cries, don’t go out in the snow.
Elizabeth Gaskell’s famous seasonal ghost story is brought to the stage for the very first time, in a thrilling, frightening and utterly original adaptation.
1918. A nurse, recently back from the front, is haunted by her wartime experience. But when she finds herself at a séance, recalling memories of a lonely childhood Christmas on the Northumbrian moors, she also unearths a dark secret that refuses to remain in the shadows…
Spine chilling festive drama in Britain’s oldest surviving grand music hall from the team that brought you The Box of Delights.