by Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang Having a book published is at once a joyous and an agonising process. In some ways it is akin to giving birth! Books are a bit like babies. Once it has arrived it is as if you have always known it, and is impossible to imagine life without it or indeed…Details
Poet and academic Sue Dymoke discusses how her childhood love of poetry began, and how she is involved in encouraging emerging poets to inspire a new generation of readers. Recorded at Nottingham Writers Studio, December 2013.
Scriptwriter and NWS member Adrian Reynolds has worked on everything from daytime TV drama to online speculative fiction – he came into the studio to discuss two of his current works in progress, and how crowdfunding through Kickstarter is helping to make creatively challenging projects come to life.
The sampler edition of the NWS Journal was launched on December 4 at Antenna, alongside Five Leaves‘ 2013 compendium (also entitled Crime), and NWS member Michael RD Smith’s new novel The Deed Room, from Weathervane Press. Read stories from Alison Moore, Frances Thimann, Andrew Kells, Lisa Shipman and Pippa Hennessy, an extract from The Deed…Details
Following the success of her debut novel ‘Framed’, NWS member and Byron aficionado Christy Fearn came into the studio to talk about the impact of ‘Framed’ on her new work in progress, ‘Notorious’.
by Deborah Bailey Books on writing are their own type of dangerous seduction. Reading them feels so productive, it’s easy to convince yourself that you are, in fact, working. Not that writing books are rubbish or wastes of time. On the contrary, there is much to be learned from books discussing writing craft. But as…Details
I’m delighted to welcome Debbie to the NWS as my new minion our new marketing assistant. She’s here on a student placement, and I have the great pleasure of not only working with her at the Studio but also being a fellow student on the same course. Here she is, introducing herself in her own…Details
Writer and academic Roberta Dewa discussed the process of writing editing and publishing her memoir ‘The Memory of Bridges’ at a recent NWS Thursday night social – if you missed it, here’s an extract from ‘The Memory of Bridges’: You can read the opening chapters of ‘The Memory of Bridges’ and find out more about…Details
This week sees the start of a mini-festival from Bees Make Honey Creative Community called Memories of the Future, which will be exploring the increasingly blurred lines between analogue and digital culture. The festival is organised by Kirsty Fox, who recently became a member of the Studio. “We are concentrating on the four specialisms of…Details
For me, one of the most important achievements of Nottingham Writers Studio has come through bringing writers together at our evening socials on the first Thursday of the month. They usually begin with a talk from a guest speaker or studio member, followed by the opportunity to catch up with other members, share experiences, celebrate triumphs and offer support when the going…Details