Thursday, 8 May 2014

A SUMMER OF SPEAKING; NINA'S PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2014




The summer of '14...a summer of events. I have talks, appearances, workshops and events to announce.

 MEET THE DRUID AUTHORS 

In June, I’m in Glastonbury, as part of the Golden 50th 
Anniversary of the Druid Order - OBOD. http://www.druidry.org/.  This is a four day event,  From 6th to 9th of June. As part of this, on Monday 9th of June at 1pm, I am hosting a MEET THE AUTHORS event in the Avalon Room on the High Street, Glastonbury; a chance to hear from a panel of published druid authors and find out about successful writing and some avenues for publication.  https://twitter.com/Druidry


PENFRO LITERARY FESTIVAL

I’m also at PENFRO LITERARY FESTIVAL this year, this is always held at Rosygilwent in Pembrokeshire; http://retreat.co.uk/about-rhosygilwen 
I’m running one of the  Saturday Workshops on Saturday 13th September. There will be a a wide range of workshops on offer and the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences with writers of all genres. On Sunday I’ll be at the Book Fair, with other local writers, illustrators  and publishers,   On  Saturday evening, starting at 8pm Penfro have a very special event indeed. – the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, together with the Chaired and Crowned Welsh Bard, Ceri Wyn Jones, reading their poetry.  Other events confirmed include: Mererid Hopwood on 'The Eisteddfod Chair and Bardic Crown.'; David Llewellyn on 'Searching for Nuggets' – finding a gem among unsolicited mss; David Wilson on 'Landscape Photography in Black and White';  a Welsh language children's event; and David Seer on 'The Life and Writing of John Seymour' Go to http://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/this-year-s-penfro-festival


WELLS LITERARY FESTIVAL
In October I’ll be speaking at the 
Wells Literary Festival! 
The afternoon of Sunday 12th of October is when the winners of the Wells Short Story, Novel Writing and Poetry Competition Prizes are announced and presented with their prizes; I’ll be there to give a talk.
The festival is packed with amazing names, so why not come for the day and enjoy the buzzing literary atmosphere.
http://www.wellssomerset.com/search/entry1132_wells_festival_of_literature.html

CREATIVE WRITING STUDY VISITS WITH THE OPEN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS. 

The OCA are becoming well known among their students for excellent creative writing study visits, and this autumn the Creative Writing department are offering several. These give students the opportunity to hear authors  reading their work, and to spend time on their own writing in the company of other students.


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In addition to developing each student's own creative and technical capabilities in a variety of genres, you'll be able to get together with other students and build informal support networks. The study visits also can inspire you to leave the place in which you usually write and gain new impetus for your thinking and writing in new places and with new people.


Language, character and setting

Tutors Nina Milton and Liz Cashdan 

Friday 5 September, 11am-4pm at The Workstation creative business centre, Sheffield

Saturday 4 October, 11am-4pm at The Bristol Folk House adult education centre, Bristol

Come to meet LIz Cashdan, one of the foremost Northen poets, and In the Moors novelist Nina MIlton. Both tutors will be reading their own work. 

Students will write a piece of propose or poetry based on character and setting, with the encouragement to experiment, take up new strategies and enjoy writing both within and outside their comfort zones.here will be pair work for peer critiquing, whole group discussion and separate prose and poetry groups for students to read their own work. 


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