Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Dragon's Pen

Dragon's Pen: Saturday 25th June 11.30-12.45
Trinity Church Centre, 15 Nether Street, N12 7NN.

With Gillian Stern, Antonia Honeywell and Cari Rosen

An opportunity to pitch your ideas for a short story, novel or memoir to Finchley’s own Literary Dragons.
Read us a short extract or synopsis and we will ask you some questions and give you instant, constructive feedback. Writers will have 4 minutes to present their writing.
The dragons will then choose a *winner* and two runner-ups.

The Literary Dragons:

Gillian Stern is an editor of literary and commercial fiction, who after 15 years of commissioning books in the social sciences, championed a debut novel that went on to win the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Richard & Judy Summer Reads of Summer Reads. Passionate about fiction and experienced in spotting and editing bestsellers, Gillian is also a successful ghostwriter, having ghosted eight memoirs to dates. She works on a freelance basis as a structural editor for several publishers including Bloomsbury, Orion and Penguin and critiques and edits for many leading literary agencies including Curtis Brown, Conville & Walsh, PFD, RCW, Furniss Lawton, Aitken Alexander and A M Heath. She also works with The Writer’s Workshop, The Literary Consultancy and mentors writers sent to her by agents, publishers and word of mouth recommendations. Several of the authors she has mentored have gone on to be signed by agents and publishers, their novels now being enjoyed by a wide readership.

See more about Gillian here
Twitter: @gillybethstern

Cari Rosen is editor of Gransnet, sister (mother?) site of Mumsnet and the author of The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4), The New Granny’s Survival Guide and Northern and Proud of It. She appears regularly on television and radio and writes for a number of national newspapers. Away from work Cari spends far too much time in Tesco. And on Twitter. And eating chocolate. She can often be found walking long distances around London and usually has her nose in a book.

See more about Cari here 
Twitter: @cazroz

Antonia Honeywell is a teacher, writer and promiscuous reader. Antonia was named one of Amazon’s Rising Stars of 2015 and her debut novel, The Ship, was an Evening Standard bestseller in the week of publication. Antonia has four small children, and although she tends to keep them out of her writing life, they’ll inevitably creep in somewhere – usually in the form of tips about writing in spite of them. Though she means that in the nicest possible way. She blogs about the family's reading habits and lives with them and her husband in Buckinghamshire. 

See more about Antonia here

Twitter: @antonia_writes

The event is free but booking is essential. 


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