Friday, 11 March 2016

New Voices from the Finchley Literary Festival


This year Finchley Literary Festival runs from Friday 24th-Sunday 26th June 2016 at various venues. Saturday's main event takes place at Trinity Church Centre, 15 Nether Street, London N12 7NN.

Each year we try to provide something a bit different while including the best of previous years' events. We have an exciting programme for 2016!

Friday 24th June

Memoir Writing Workshop run by Highgate poet and memoirist, Anna Meryt at North Finchley Library, N12 9HP

Harry Parker, whose critically acclaimed debut novel about his experiences as a soldier has been written from the viewpoint of inanimate objects, and is a Times top 5 bestseller will be appearing at Church End Library, Finchley Central, N3 1SA.

A.L. BirdFinchley author, whose new novel, The Good Mother, is a 'grip-lit' psychological thriller and will be appearing at Church End Library, Finchley Central, N3 1SA

Josie Pearse, of Pearse and Black will be running an writers' workshop on adapting short stories for the screen at Trinity Church Centre, North Finchley N12 7NN  CANCELLED

Finchley author, Allen Ashley will be launching the updated The Planet Suite and will be interviewed by Sandra Unerman, Trinity Church Centre, North Finchley N12 7NN

Saturday 25th June
All events take place at Trinity Church Centre, North Finchley N12 7NN

11am-12.30pm: A Trio of Writers.
Born in Barnet, Booker longlister, Yvvette Edwards, will be discussing her second novel The Mother;

And 'The ghost story is back' (The Guardian), Catriona Ward, whose novel Rawblood, is a classic Gothic tale.

Irenosen Okojie will be discussing her epic tale Butterfly Fish set in London and Benin, and her new collection of short stories Speak Gigantular.

11.30am-12.45pm: Dragon's Pen.
We're pleased that Gilly Stern, Antonia Honeywelland Cari Rosen, will be running Dragon's Pen. This will be an opportunity for new writers to pitch their work, for instant feedback.

1.30-5.30pm: Literary Delights.
We are thrilled that Joanna Campbell, author and winner of this year's London Short Story Prize, will be the festival's short story judge. The competition was recently launched by Greenacre Writers and Finchley Literary Festival. The winners will be announced at Trinity Church Centre, Sat 25th June at 1.30pm.

Lindsay Bamfield will be interviewing Sunny Singh who, as well as writing three novels, is a university lecturer and is well known for her political, creative non-fiction and academic writing that has been published across the world in key journals and anthologies.

Antonia Honeywell, author of the highly reviewed novel The Ship, and Rosie Canning, whose doctoral research looks at the representation of orphans in fiction, will be discussing this phenomenal subject with readings from classic and contemporary literary texts.

Vaseem Khan, whose debut novel The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, is a Times top 10 bestseller;

Sunday 26th June

Katharine Norbury, who wrote the highly acclaimed The Fish Ladder will be appearing at Waterstones, North Finchley N12 8JY.

Literary walk led by Mike Gee with a lunch stop at Redwood Cafe, Swan Lane Open Space, and tea stop at Finchley Golf Club. Meeting 11.45am outside Waterstones, North Finchley N12 8JY

Anna Meryt will be organising a Poetry and Music Palooza at Finchley's literary Cafe Buzz, High Road N12 8JY

Stop Press: Delighted to announce that the BIG GREEN BOOKSHOP will be the festival's book sellers.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

More about our main FLF sponsors

Squires Estates 

We’re an independent North London estate agent with branches in Finchley, Hendon and Mill Hill. We can help you find your ideal property whether you’re looking to buy or rent, and get you a market-beating price if you’re looking to sell or let.

Since 2004 we’ve built up a reliable pool of serious buyers and a diverse list of properties, all by putting the client firmly at the heart of our business. We work closely with you to understand exactly what you need from your estate agent whether that’s buying, selling, renting, letting or professional property management.

We want to go beyond other estate agents to provide outstanding customer service. Our three connected offices work together to market and sell or let your property, and if you’re house hunting, one of our agents will accompany you to every viewing to make sure any questions you have are answered. If you’re a vendor we’ll contact you every Thursday without fail to give you the latest update and for landlords the update will come every Friday

Whether you’re after houses for sale in Finchley, Hendon or Mill Hill or you need property management services from an independent lettings agent who does things a bit differently we will work hard to help you achieve your goals.

The Redwood Café

Nestled within a beautiful, secluded park, the Redwood Café offers the perfect place to take a break from a busy London life. With a strong local community, our family-friendly café has seating that overlooks a well-equipped children’s playground.

Enjoy organic coffee, fair-trade tea, home-made cakes (like your granny used to make), warm meals and sandwiches all served daily. We also have a kids menu, high chairs, baby changing facilities, wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.


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