Sunday 19 October, noon–8pm
How many times have you walked or driven past that strange building on the corner of Hockley and Lower Parliament Street and wondered exactly what goes on inside? What is a Writers’ Studio anyway? Don’t writers spend their time in tiny garrets slaving over hot typewriters, drinking cheap red wine and churning out novels no-one is ever going to read? And anyway, didn’t that used to be a pram shop?
Why don’t you take the opportunity to come into the Studio on the 19th, perhaps as a break from Hockley Hustle or the Festival of Words events, to meet some real live writers, type your own masterpiece on our typewriter, have a go at reading some of your own work on an open mic in our fantastic event space, or perhaps see some live literature from the Outburstables (between 1pm and 2.30pm) and the Rainbow Writers (between 2.45 and 3.30pm).
We’re delighted to announce that Judith Allnatt, author of The Moon Field, The Poet’s Wife and A Mile of River, and the Festival of Words Writer in Residence, will be leading a workshop on writing from objects at 2pm – this costs just £5 for a 2-hour workshop – book in advance on 0115 8372248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or turn up on the day. You’ll be writing from a set of replica objects from the University of Nottingham’s Archaeology Museum.
With the exception of Judith’s workshop, all events and entry to the studio are free! We hope to see you there!