Admission Price: £10
Speaker: Heidi James , Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, Emily Midorikawa, Emma Claire Sweeney, Hetha Duffy
All too often writing is seen as work created in solitude when in reality our relationships with others - editors and fellow writers - help to develop us creatively and professionally. Join author Heidi James and her editor Hetha Duffy of Bluemoose Books, and authors and collaborators Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney of Something Rhymed to discuss the essentials of collaborative practice. Learn the secrets to creative partnership and prepare for a lively debate chaired by Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, Course Director of The Novel Studio, City University London.
Heidi James' novel, Wounding, was published by Bluemoose Books in 2014 and hailed by Byte the Book as 'a beautiful, brutal novel'. Her editor, Hetha Duffy, founded Bluemoose Books with her husband in 2006 to put a passion for the written word and stories at the heart of publishing.
Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, both tutors on City University's Novel Studio Course, founded Something Rhymed in 2014 to celebrate the literary friendships of well-known female authors. Challenging themselves to profile a different literary friendship each month and to respond to an activity based around prominent aspects of that friendship, Something Rhymed has been a prominent feature of the year of reading women, with articles for The Independent, Writers&Artists, and appearances at literary festivals. Authors in their own right, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney have first-hand experience of the importance of creative partnership.
Refreshments: Glass of wine/soft drink afterwards