April’s Write Then Socialise will take place during our annual Terry Pratchett celebration, The Turtle Moves, from 10am-1pm in Rochester Community Hub cafe.
The workshops will be in Room 11 at the Rochester hub, and parents who wish to write while their children are crafting are welcome in there instead. The Juvenile Crafters’ Guild runs from 10.30am-12.30pm
We’re also delighted that writer Kerry Hancock is joining us in Room 11 between 11am-12pm. Born and raised in Medway, her life long dream of becoming an author has been realised with the release of her first book ‘The Task’ due this year. A fantasy adventure for young and old, it’s the first in a trilogy.
Kerry will share her story of how she was picked up by her publisher and do a Q&A on the publishing process.
A World Building Workshop using examples from the Discworld will follow between 1.30-3.30pm. See here for details.
Comes around quickly, doesn’t it?
We’re back at Rochester Library cafe again this month.
Now the festivities are all out of the way, it’s back to work!
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!
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.
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.