Friday 24th June:
Writers’ Workshop. 11.00-12.30pm North Finchley Library, N12 9HP
Memoir writing workshop led by Anna Meryt, author of A Hippopotamus at the Table.
|Harry Parker and A.L. Bird|
Meet Harry Parker when he discusses his debut novel, The Anatomy of a Soldier, based on his army experiences which reached The Times top 5 bestseller list.
Author Event. 3.15-4.15pm Church End Library, N3 1TR
Local author, A.L. Bird, reads from and talks about her fourth novel The Good Mother, a psychological thriller.
Writers’ Workshop. 6.30-8.30pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Adaptation Workshop with Josie Pearse has been CANCELLED
Book Launch. 7.00-8.30pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Allen Ashley, poet and author, welcomes you to the launch of his latest book The Planet Suite. Following an interview, Allen will take questions about science fiction and writing in general. d.
Saturday 25th June
A Trio of Authors. 11.00-12.30pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Three exciting authors discuss their latest works and their writing process. Yvette Edwards, author of A Cupboard Full of Coats and The Mother, will be joined by Irenoson Okojie, author of Butterfly Fish and a short story collection, Speak Gigantular, and Catriona Ward, author of Rawblood. The session will end with a panel discussion with questions from the audience.
|Trio of Authors|
Yvvette Edwards and Irenosen Okojie and Catriona Ward
Dragons’ Pen. 11.30-12.45pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
Pitch your novel or story in five minutes to literary dragons for instant feedback from award winning writers and editors. Plus small prizes for the top pitches.
Gillian Stern and Antonia Honeywell and Cari Rosen
Literary Delights. 1.30-5.30pm Trinity Church Centre, N12 7NN
|Joanna Campbell, Antonia Honeywell, Sunny Singh, Vaseem Khan|
Short Story Competition results. 1.30-2.30pm
Joanna Campbell, judge of the FLF and Greenacre Writers short story competition, will announce the winners. Joanna will then read from her latest collection of short stories When Planets Slip Their Tracks and will also talk about her first novel Tying Down the Lion.
Orphans in Fiction. 2.30-3.30pm
Antonia Honeywell, author of the highly regarded novel, The Ship, and Rosie Canning discuss the literary representations of orphans through the ages with readings from classic and contemporary texts.
Tea Break with book signings. 3.30-4.00pm
Author Interview. 4.00-4.45pm
Sunny Singh, author of three novels including her latest, Hotel Arcadia,
Will be interviewed by Lindsay Bamfield, talking about her extensive writing career and her influences.
Meet the Author. 4.45-5.30pm
Vaseem Khan reads from his bestseller debut novel The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra.
Katharine Norbury presents her acclaimed book The Fish Ladder, a memoir, incorporating travelogue, mythology and nature writing.
Finchley in Fiction – Guided Walk. 12.00-4.30pm
Meet Waterstones, N12 9QR
Meet Waterstones, N12 9QR
Mike Gee and Rosie Canning lead us on a literary walk with a lunch stop at Redwood Café (one of our sponsors) in Swan Lane Open Space, and a tea stop at Finchley Golf Club.
Music and Poetry Palooza. 6.00-8.30pm Café Buzz, N12 8JY
Join Anna Meryt and guests for an evening of lively performance poetry and music.
Stop Press: We are delighted to announce that The BIG GREEN BOOKSHOP will be the festival's book sellers at Trinity Church Centre on Saturday 25th June.