There’s a nationwide initiative to make sure writers write and don’t get lonely while doing it. So, the first Rochester Write Then Socialise event is booked!
Saturday, November 24 from 11-3 in Room 11 at Medway Adult Education, Rochester Community Hub.
Writing can be a lonely occupation so this new national initiative seeks to ensure that writers not only crack on with their writing but also get a chance to socialise with other writers.
Write for 2 hours, then spend 2 hours sharing your work, getting feedback, brainstorming or just enjoying the company of your fellow writers over a hot drink.
Tea and coffee – including decaf – will be available on tap (honesty pot available) and the space is fully accessible.
It’s free but please book a space here so we know how many to expect. See you there!
Truth is stranger than fiction – it has to be, since in fiction, everything has to make sense. Loose ends need to be tied up and usually, for a really satisfying read, the perpetrator of the crime is caught by the cleverness of our detective.
But real life crime? There isn’t always a nice, tidy ending and there are few authors who commit to the page the level of depravity to which some real criminals sink. Thus, this talk on notorious people who inspire fictional killers is not for the faint hearted!
Back in 2015, we were privileged to host author Jane Lythell at our Live’n’Local festival, spending a fascinating hour in her company.
Recently, I attended the launch of her fourth book, Behind Her Back, at which the exciting announcement was made that Jane’s debut novel, psychological thriller The Lie of You, has been adapted and will be released as a feature film later this year.
Do you have a story to tell but find it hard to get it down on paper?
If it’s a struggle, why not contact Dyslexia House for help? They can help get your words into print. So get in touch right now for writing help!
Or do you prefer to express yourself with images rather than words? Then don’t hesitate…get sketching, drawing and painting right now!
This is the first time that Dyslexia House Association has combined forces with Medway Libraries, Medway Mermaids and Nucleus Arts to encourage writing and artwork.
Join us at Rochester Children’s Library during the Dickens Festival for Poetrees inspired by the great man’s works. Or choose your Dickens Name and write your very own great work, starring the character you would have been!
It’s all free and there’s no need to book, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, June 10 from 10.30am-1pm.
With many thanks to the City of Rochester Society for their grant support again this year, which enables the event to take place.
As part of our 2016 festival, Written Worlds, Inspiring Places, we’re running a Discworld inspired Family Arts Trail called The Turtle Moves.
This year’s Garden Party is again a little different – we’re taking up residence at the Dickens Festival from 3-5 June, with activities ongoing throughout the three days to celebrate our most famous writer.
We’re pleased to host our Bookmark’d event again this year, albeit in a slightly different format to last year.
Our popular Cafe Crawl makes a comeback this year, taking place on Saturday, October 10 in three of Rochester’s top eateries.
We’re hosting 4 themed writing workshops during our 2015 festival, Live’n’Local, as part of the BBC’s Get Creative campaign – a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity.