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Bournemouth Festival of Words is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates the written and spoken word in South East Dorset. A small team with a big vision extends an invite to everyone who loves words to take part in an annual non-commercial literary festival.
A mixture of events and practical workshops.
When? TBC 2014
Where? Various venues throughout Bournemouth, Dorset
Who? 2013 Program below.
Website? Bournemouth Festival of Words
Pre Festival – 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm Thurs. 16th May – South Poetry Magazine Launch Reading, Large Meeting Room, Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RQ (The Large Meeting Room is on the second floor – lift access is available)
Come and celebrate the launch of SOUTH 47. Meet poets published in this issue who will read short selections of their poems. There will be an interval for refreshments and the evening will end at around 10.00 pm. Charge for non-readers £3.00. No charge for Foundation members (plus one guest) and readers. Details on SOUTH’s website (www.southpoetry.org).
Friday 24th May
7.00pm – 9.00pm £10 to include wine & canapes
Writer’s Networking Evening - Hotel Mirimar, Grove Road, Bournemouth.
Launch of this year’s Festival with with the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Phil Stanley-Watts, and speaker Robert Wickson (Society of Authors).
Saturday 25th May
10.00am – 4.00pm £30
How to … Write Your First Novel with well-known local authors Pam Fudge and Della Galton - Westbourne Library, Alum Chine Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 8DX
If you’re thinking of writing a novel, or are partway through one, then this workshop is for you. If you want to know why some novels sell and why some don’t, then this workshop is also for you.
Novelists, Pam Fudge and Della Galton, will take you through the basics – how to attract an agent or publisher’s attention, how to write that all important first page, and how to keep yourself motivated throughout the writing process. Both experienced tutors will answer any questions you have, and their mission is to have you leaving the session inspired.
11.00am – 12.30pm £5
How to … publish your own book with J.A. Ratcliffe, author - Main Meeting Room 2nd Floor, (lift access available) Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, BH2 5RQ
Self-publishing – an easy option? J A Ratcliffe, author of The Thirteenth Box, decided to self-publish after the usual rejections and has now sold over 1,000 copies and gone to a second print run. Come and learn from her experience.
2.00pm – 4.00pm £5
How to … write Poetry with Anna Scanna, published poet - The Cremona Hotel, 61 St Michael’s Road, BH2 5DP
Are you a poet wanting to extend your range? Or would you like to write poetry but need help to get started? Either way, Anna Scanna, a published and prize-winning poet, is ready to suggest simple but effective ways to get the creative juices flowing.
(limit of 12 places)
7.00pm – 9.00pm £10 to include buffet
Flash Fiction Slam - Commodore Hotel, Southbourne Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth.
Writers read their short stories and audience scores them. To take part in the slam, call Monique 0776 6581134
Sunday 26th May
11.00am – 13.00pm (approx finish time) Free event – donations if desired to Bournemouth Festival of Words
Heritage Walk - ‘Monstrous Boscombe’ led by Michael Stead, Heritage Librarian.
Meet at Shelley Manor, Beechwood Avenue, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1LX (on-street parking)
Come and discover the house built for Mary Shelley the creator of Frankenstein – and how her reputation was salvaged after her death. We will also discover one of the grandest beach-huts ever, and the story of how Elizabeth I planned to annoy the Pope.
Suitable for wheelchairs as all at street level – no cliffs or very steep paths.
Limited to 20 people.
Monday 27th May
Bank Holiday – no events planned
Tuesday 28th May
11.00am – 12.30pm Free Event
Children’s event with Carol Hunt, children’s fiction author ; Dragon’s, Mermaids and Pirates in the Portland Chronicles - Springbourne Library, 293 Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8BX
Come and meet Carol Hunt, author of time-travelling adventure stories set in the Dorset that draw on local myths and legends. Carol will read her favourite extracts and talk about The Portland Sea Dragon, Enchantment of the Black Dog, Portland Pirates and the Portland Giant.
For children aged 8 upwards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult responsible for the child.
2.00pm – 3.00pm Free Event
Children’s Event with Sarah Lean, Children’s Author: A Dog Called Homeless’, ‘A Horse for Angel’ ‘. - Fernheath Play, Verney Road, West Howe, Bournemouth BH11 8DA
If you love animals come and tell me about the special pets in your life and join in with imagining and inventing some stories. We’ll be finding out about Homeless, the gentle giant wolfhound; Belle, the horse who brings two girls with secrets together. I’ll be showing you how to talk with your hands using the deaf-blind alphabet, and bringing lots of props. You can dress up as one of my characters and see what it’s like to be them, or watch as we bring them alive with some drama!
For children aged 6 upwards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult responsible for the child.
7.00pm – 9.00pm Free Event
Hear our Voices - Main Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Bournemouth Library (lift access available) 22 The Triangle, BH2 5RQ
This is a very special evening. It’s being organised for writers who are unable to attend the Festival through illness/disability and for those who volunteer, work or receive support from local charities. It will be an opportunity for them to read their work out or to have it read out for them.
Wednesday 29th May
10.00am – 12.00pm £5
Writing Workshop – Shopping for Words with Monique Monroe - Once Upon a Time’, 1105 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH7 6BQ
Bring a bag and go shopping for words in this fun creative writing workshop. Collect words, take them to the cash till of your imagination and leave the shop with some fictional writing purchases.
Note: limit of 8 places.
3.00pm – 4.00pm £3
Running Crazy with Helen Summer Castlepoint Library, Castle Lane West, BH8 9UP
The 100 Marathon Club is also known as the Hell’s Angels of Running but who would want to run 100 marathons or more? And why? How do they find the time, the money, the energy? Are they crazy? Helen Summer, author of Running Crazy, will talk about these colourful, contrasting characters with idiosyncratic personalities and diverse lifestyles. By the end of the session, you may even be inspired to run a marathon yourself!
2.00pm -4.00pm Free event (not open to the public)
Poems Old and New – Anna Scanna - Drumconner Care Home, Westbourne
Published poet Anna Scanna will be reading aloud some well-loved poems and inviting residents to share their memories before enjoying some of her own new ones.
7.00pm – 9.00pm Free event
WORD -Inferno, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth
Bournemouth’s first Singer, Songwriter and Freestyle competition as part of Bournemouth Festival of Words, offering an exclusive record deal for the winner with one of the South West’s fastest growing labels – DYN. Organised by students from the Arts University Bournemouth.
Thursday 30th May
10.00am – 12.00pm ( 2 sessions of 1 hour each) – Free event
Children’s Event with Rachel Knights - Springbourne Library, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8BX
Story Telling (with a Crafty Touch) for 5-7yrs - Rachel Knights will read stories by Oliver Jeffers
Poetry Slam £3 (competitors £1.50) The Winchester Pub, 39 Poole Hill, BH2 5PW
Come and listen to amazingly original poems from 12 competitors all aiming for a cash prize!
To enter, please email Anna Scanna email@example.com or text 07530 516579 or 07772 764094
Friday 31st May
10.00am – 12.00pm £5
Writing workshop – A Sense of Place – The Cremona Hotel, 61 St Michael’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DP
with Alison Green (MA Writing, Nature & Place) local author and writing tutor
Setting the scene? Writing from a distance? Blogging your community? Sending a postcard? In this workshop we will use our seaside hotel to explore ways of creating a realistic environment in which to set your characters.
2.00pm – 4.00pm £3
Will there be paperbacks in 20 years time? Author talk with R R Gordon - Castlepoint Library, Castle Lane West, Bournemouth BH8 9UP
E-book sales in the US comprised 23.5% of all trade book sales last year, according to statistics published by the Association of American Publishers. Happily the UK is a little behind this, but will there ever come a point where paper becomes a thing of the past?
Bestselling e-book author RR Gordon looks at the numbers and tries to predict what will happen in future decades. For a recent study for the websitewww.e-thriller.com, RR Gordon has been analysing the trend in sales of e-books, hard backs and paperbacks in recent years and has been interviewing authors and major publishers about their plans for the future. Will books go the way of the LP record? Or will the demand of the book-buying public persuade publishers to keep delivering real books? In an entertaining and amusing session, come and hear what the leading authors and publishers have to say on the subject – and join in the debate
7.00pm – 9.00pm £5
Prizegiving and End of Festival Celebration - Main Meeting Room, 2nd Floor Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle, BH2 5RQ
Prize giving /end of Festival celebration with Sarah Burton and Lisa Dowdeswell (Society of Authors)
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