Clevedon Literary Festival 11th & 12th June

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Welcome to the official page for the Clevedon Literary Festival 11th & 12th June

 

 

The Clevedon Literary Festival will take place on 11th & 12th June online across Princes Hall, The Theatre Shop, the Curzon Cinema, and a number of independent businesses including Books On The Hill.

 

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Friday 11th June

The Ballad Seller – Luke Wright

Friday 11th June 2021

7:30PM  Theatre Shop 

Tickets £15

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.

Now Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops with the Boxing Baroness; filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, the celebrated gormandiser; and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.

“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. They are also peppered with brilliantly smart observations. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring.” Guardian 

Book Shambles with Robin Ince & Josie Long 

Friday 11th June 

7pm Online Live Stream  

LINK

Tickets £5

It began with Robin Ince’s Show and Tell, then it became Josie and Robin’s Utter Shambles, and now it is Book Shambles with Robin and Josie. But rest assured, everything is as shambolic as it ever was. Books will be our springboard into our ludicrous and always passionate conversations into literature, science, philosophy, comedy, politics and, well, everything and anything. This special podcast for More Than Words Literary Festival is going out live for your listening pleasure. Robin and Josie will be joined by Michael Spicer who’s satirical “Room Next Door” sketches have made him one of the internet’s most popular comedians, mapping a trail through the somewhat chaotic political world that you may have noticed has been chugging along quietly in the background in the last few years.

If you aren’t able to view the podcast on the day this recording will be available for two weeks after the broadcast.

Saturday 12th June

Doris Hatt Exhibition 

Saturday 12th June 

10am-4pm Polodango, 31 Old Church Road, Clevedon

Free/Bucket Collection

A rare opportunity to view a range of painting and drawings of Clevedon artist Doris Hatt (1890 – 1969), on loan from various local residents. One of the co-authors of Doris Hatt – Revolutionary Artist will be available to answer questions about her life and work. Numbers in the shop at any one time will be limited according to COVID Regulations on the day.

Polodango is the furniture restyler in Clevedon, accepting commissions as well as creating and celebrating original local art. 
Owned by Paul, the space is used frequently for local artist to exhibit and sell their work. 

You can purchase a copy of “Doris Hatt: Revolutionary Artist” at the Community Bookshop, Books On The Hill and Tony Malone studio. 

We organised this reprint as part of our festival, to celebrate this modernist artist, feminist and forward-thinker who lived in Clevedon for nearly 50 years until her death in 1969.

Synchronised Swimming At Clevedon Marine Lake 

 

Saturday 12th June 

Clevedon Marine Lake 

10am-10:15am

A group of approximately 20 swimmers from Henleaze Lake will be putting on a synchronised display on 12th June in Clevedon Marine Lake between 10am-10:15am.

Clevedon Community Bandstand

Clevedon Community Bandstand is a project devised by two friends Maureen Ni Fiann and Cinzia Apreda to bring vibrant multi cultural music to this Victorian landmark. Follow on Facebook for regular updates. 

Beginners Yoga 

Saturday 12th June 10:30am – 11:30am 

Free to join

Limited to 8 places – booking below!

Start your weekend with something a little different! Join us for an invigorating beginners yoga session outdoors, at the Bandstand. 

Chandra Yoga is run by Jo, a Clevedon based environmental campaigner & yoga teacher. Jo believes yoga is about creating space, reconnecting & finding balance. Jo started teaching by the MARLENS Marine Lake in Clevedon last summer and has carried on teaching via zoom during the pandemic. She loves to teach outside, in nature and by the sea to create an opportunity for people to step away from their screens and take some time for themselves. Her classes are open to everyone – just bring yourself, a mat and prepare to unwind.
To book onto the class on June 12th – places are limited (max 8 people). Please contact Jo directly on joey7891@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a space.

The Rock Project 

 

Saturday 12th June

12pm-12:45pm

The Rock Project is a rock music school for 7-11 and 12-18 year olds teaching them guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals.  

 Jerry Turner from Model Folk

 
Saturday 12th June 

1pm-1.45pm

Member of one of Clevedon’s best loved bands treats us to a solo set.

Get a taste for his music here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52LbRui8anQ

Rosalind Moreno-Parra

 

Saturday 12th June 

2pm-2:45pm

Rosalind Moreno-Parra is an English-born Spanish singer and Voiceover artist whose mother is from Madrid, Spain.With her band, she brings a passionate fusion of Ladino, Latino, Tango & Spanish folk through both original songs and covers from Hispanic singers around the world.
Powerful, haunting melodies, complimented by Rob Vasey-Guitar and Carola Hengstenberg-Violin.

Victoria Klewin

Saturday 12th June 

3pm-4pm

Mellow Jazz 

Rosie And The Tricycle 

 
Saturday 12th June 4:15pm-5:00pm 
 
Fresh faces in the art of genre warping;
Old and new marry as Soul-Funk and Jazz, shooting off into Spaghetti Western and oozing into Psychedelia.
 
 

Surfing Djangos 

Saturday 12th June 

5:15pm-5:35pm

This local Band have been spotted rehearsing by the Lake will be on stage playing Gypsy Jazz. 

Plucks Fizz

 

Saturday 12th June 

5:50pm-6:40pm

Clare McTaggart super versatile violinist plays with her wonderful Blue Grass Band.

Batch Gueye

Saturday 12th June 7pm – 8pm

Batch is a West-African Griot, a storyteller through his music and dance. His music has been featured on the BBC Earth with David Attenborough as well as performing at Womad.

Singing Baye Fall chants is where Batch found his voice. Batch’s songs are about life experiences: about travel, immigration, places he has lived in and people he met and is grateful to. His songs also talk about feelings such as love and jealousy combined with life wisdom, teaching to be good to oneself, respect others, to listen, to trust and to have faith in life.

Batch sings his songs in the Senegalese language Wolof. However, language does not obstruct his music. The passion Batch has can be heard in his soulful voice and understood by all.

Ambling Band 

 
Saturday 12th June 
 

Queens Square 

The Ambling Band are based in Bristol and play in the south west of England and on the continent. They will be making there way to Queens Square to perform on Saturday 12th June playing a selection of samba, rumba, swing, bangra… Latin American, panish, African, French… Dance music and Carnival Music!

Tony Malone

 
Saturday 12th June 
42 Old Church Rd

10am-4pm 

 

Tony’s artwork, human rights work and product designs can be found and celebrated across the world, from his home studio high in the welsh valleys, his small gallery in Clevedon, Somerset, and internationally through at Saatchi Art.For over 25 years his watercolour art work, has been exhibited internationally, often overlapping with his passion for human rights leading to exciting and awareness raising of contemporary subjects using art forms to as part training tool and part activism. He has wrote many bestselling non-fiction titles on design, Colour Theory and Human Rights, and various collections of children’s stories based on folklore and mythology and worked with The BBC on a radio adaptation of his folklore works. Tony will be in his studio on 42 Old Church Rd, on Saturday 12th June from 10am-4pm to discuss Arts and publications with a talk on peace activism and human rights, and an exhibition of his Watercolour Activism collections of sketches of real peace protests and activists.

 

Family Trail at The Glebe

 

Saturday 12th June

10am-4pm

Find each one of the twelve questions which will be scattered around the main Glebe path for children and families to track down and answer. They will be on laminated sheets secured around the site.
 
In addition there will be three garden ornament type creatures to find.
 
From 10am to 4pm, a free and fun literary trail will be available at The Glebe by St Andrews Church. This is an opportunity to enjoy a special little part of Clevedon in a lovely natural setting. 
 
Please note, St Andrews Church will not be open at this time due to restoration work. 

Dyslexia Friendly Books For Adults

Saturday 12th June 

All Day at Books On The Hill 

Not everyone who spots a bookshop is filled with curiosity as to what they might read next. For some, reading can be a challenge that can hinder the enjoyment of a good story.
Alistair Sims, and owner of Books On The Hill is dyslexic, and it may surprise you to learn that this independent bookshop owner with a PhD in history and archaeology could not read until he was 13.
He is turning his passion for reading towards publishing dyslexic friendly books from award winning authors with his new venture, BOTH Press. After a short fortnight since starting his kickstarter campaign, Alistair smashed his £5000 target with no sign of slowing down. With your help, through the whole process of the Kickstater, he has reached his target to publish and print 8 titles of dyslexic friendly books for adults. The long term goal is to continue publishing good quality adult fiction to produce a wide range of books for people who have challenges when reading.
 
You can join Alistair at Books On The Hill during the Literary Festival to discuss and purchase books from BOTH Press. 

 

 

Tim Ewins

Saturday 12th June 

10am Murray’s Entoca

Free Entry 

In the stunning surrounding’s of Murray’s Entoca on Hill Road, join Tim Ewins for a morning of literary discussion.

Tim has enjoyed an eight-year stand-up career alongside his accidental career in finance.

He has previously written for DNA Mumbai, had two short stories highly commended and published in Michael Terence Short Story Anthologies, and enjoyed a very brief acting stint (he’s in that film Bronson, somewhere in the background).

We Are Animals is his first novel which features a menagerie of creatures, each with its own story to tell. We Are Animals is a quirky, heart-warming tale of lost love, unlikely friendships and the certainty of fate (or lack thereof).

Dylan’s Invisible Friends – Wild Words 

Saturday 12th June

2:00PM The Theatre Shop 

Tickets £8

Dylan was in search of something, but he didn’t know what…  so he listened to the sea and before he knew it he had found a new invisible friend!

Join Wild Words in their latest family show that fuses the artistry of Dylan Thomas with echoes of Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Cohen, atmospheric Jazz and sea shanties, through the musicianship of Tim Hill (reeds), Martin Solomon (strings) alongside storyteller/ storywriter Michael Loader (horns).

Well-honed melodies, spontaneous mayhem, crazy characters and overtones of hoover drones all abound in a profound message about finding what you like doing and making your own special friend. 

Open Mic Night 

Saturday 12th June

6PM – 8PM The Theatre Shop Tickets £5 + complimentary drink 

Sit back and relax at our poetry open-mic. Let our local poets entertain and amuse you with a rich variety of engaging, wonderful words.  

 

Princes Hall Presents...

An opportunity to meet local writers and discuss their work and purchase books. Meet a community of Clevedon based creatives, artists and like-minded book lovers.

Saturday 12th June 12pm-4pm

Princes Hall, 2 Princes Rd, Clevedon BS21 7SZ

Comic Book Masterclass With Kev Sutherland 

 

10am-12noon Princes Hall

Tickets £5

For the little scribblers, the budding artists and the kids who like to tell stories with images, this years Clevedon Literary Festival is hosting a masterclass by creator of Captain Clevedon, Kev Sutherland

Kev F Sutherland has been writing and drawing comics, from his studio in Clevedon, for nearly 30 years, working for everyone from Beano to Marvel Studios comics.
Way back in 1994 Kev created Captain Clevedon, our own local superhero and now appears in schools and art centres teaching his popular Comic Art Masterclasses.
 

Book Bindery 

 
12-4pm Princes Hall 
 
The bookbinders at Clevedon Community Bookshop Cooperative repair books in the bindery, undertaking commissions for customers and restoring books that are worth saving, ready for sale in the shop. Members of the team, who belong to the Society of Bookbinders, will help you to learn the art of bookbinding. You will acquire valuable practical skills and be involved in a fascinating craft. It requires good manual dexterity, close attention to detail and patience.

Clevedon Community Press

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

 

We are a small group of members responsible for Clevedon Community Press. That means, we process proposals we receive from authors from the initial enquiry through to approval of the final manuscript and the production of the book. 

 To date, we have been involved in the publication of two books and we aim to publish two books each year. We work as a team through email exchange and meet together when necessary.

Clevedon Community Bookshop

 

12-4pm Pinces Hall 

 

For their large selection of good donated second-hand books at the bookshop on Copse Road, the Clevedon Community Bookshop will be selling popular fiction and children’s books.  The friendly volunteers will be on hand and are always happy to help you with your book search. Just ask!

Ade Bowen – Children’s Author

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

Ade loves to write.  He loves creating worlds for readers to explore.  His relaxed storytelling writing style mixes humour and amusing asides to create stories which are as much fun to read as an adult as they are to listen to as a child.  Ade is influenced by Enid Blyton and Douglas Addams.  Ade says “I am a children’s entertainer and a stand-up comedian, and I wanted this to very much be a part of my writing.”

Tina Edwards – Writer 

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

Tina M Edwards has loved reading and words in all forms from an early age (a love encouraged by her late grandfather who was also a writer and poet). She eventually began writing seriously, many moons after the year of her birth. Her poetry, flash fiction and short stories are now published in the U.K. and America.

She currently lives in the South West and spends as much time as possible by the sea. She is editor at The Beach Hut, an online platform for therapeutic writing which celebrates the benefits of nature and the coast, acknowledging the positive effects they can have on our wellbeing.

Poetry Apothecary

 
12-4pm Princes Hall
 

Local artist and poet Eloise Dunwell presents an “Poetry Apothecary” – a combination of artist books, bookmarks, prints, bespoke home-made scents to delight the senses, and collage materials for DIY journalling. 

 

 

Chrissey Harrison – Writer

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

Chrissey writes supernatural thrillers and other spec genre fiction. Books about monsters, magic, action and adventure, and fragile human characters trying to muddle through as best they can. They make mistakes and bad choices sometimes, and they have to learn to recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and turn to their friends and loved ones for help and support.

Her debut novel, “Mime”, was released June 2020. Working on this book was an epic 10 year journey on learning how to be a writer. Although Mime was her first project, it has routinely been on the back burner while she worked on other projects. You can discover the published ones in the books section of her website, and novelette “The Star Coin Prophecy” is available as a free download for subscribers.

Tim Ewins – Writer 

 
12-4pm Princes Hall 
 

Tim has enjoyed an eight-year stand-up career alongside his accidental career in finance.

He has previously written for DNA Mumbai, had two short stories highly commended and published in Michael Terence Short Story Anthologies, and enjoyed a very brief acting stint (he’s in that film Bronson, somewhere in the background).

We Are Animals is his first novel which features a menagerie of creatures, each with its own story to tell. We Are Animals is a quirky, heart-warming tale of lost love, unlikely friendships and the certainty of fate (or lack thereof).

Gilian Best – Writer 

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

Gillian Best is a writer, swimmer, and seaside enthusiast.

Her debut novel, The Last Wave, is published in Canada and the USA by House of Anansi Press.

Gillian was chosen by CBC Books as one of 17 Writers to Watch in 2017. She was shortlisted for Wasafiri’s New Writing Prize (2015), long-listed for the WriteIdea Short Story Prize (2014), was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition (short story, 2013), and won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Short Fiction (2003).

Extracts from The Last Wave have been published on Number Eleven and Wasafiri. Other short fiction has been published in print in the UK and Canada.

Originally from Waterloo, Canada, Gillian has been living in the UK for the best part of twelve years. Arriving in Falmouth to study for her Masters in Professional Writing, she later went on to receive her PhD in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Glasgow. She currently lives, works, and swims in Bristol, UK.

Fay Keenan

Rural Romance Writer

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

It all started when Fay’s first novel,  The Second Chance Tea Shop, was published by Head of Zeus in 2017. Based loosely on the village in Somerset where she lives, this was the first of the Little Somerby novels and writing . Two further novels make up the Little Somerby series, and they all feature the exploits of the cider making Carter family. Readers will notice many real locations in her stories, alongside brooding heroes, self-possessed heroines and more than a few flavours of the county. A lover of all things Somerset, Fay’s aim is to show what a heart-thumpingly passionate county it really is!

 

Quality Maritime Books about major incidents during
World War Two
by Brian James Crabb

 

12pm-4pm Princes Hall 

On 12 December 1991 Brian lost his best friend and father Percival Crabb. The following year he decided to try to improve a coveted photograph album headed HMS Kenya, which was owned by his late father. What transpired, initially, was two books: ‘Passage to Destiny’ The story of the sinking of the SS Khedive Ismailand published in 1997 and ‘In Harm’s Way’ The story of HMS Kenya, which was published the year after. Writing them helped the author to come to terms with his great loss.

Books written by Brian Crabb since 1992:

Passage to Destiny – 1997 (out of print May 2011)
In Harm’s Way – 1998
The Forgotten Tragedy – 2002
Beyond the Call of Duty – 2006
Operation Pedestal – 2014
Passage to Destiny
(Revision) – 2015

 
 

Hilary “Mudlarking” Martin

12-4pm Princes Hall 

Crafts made from driftwood and reclaimed wood inspired by coastal living. 

Find Hilary on instagram 

The Cake Engineer Clevedon 

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

Tuoyo’s specialty is delicious cakes created with the ingenuity and passion inspired by the fantastic flavours.  She takes great pride in designing and engineering your vision in order to bring your imagination to life. Every part of the stunning masterpiece yours to enjoy.

Find more on instagram 

Sophie Moran 

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

 

Resin artist, creating jewellery, coasters, keyrings and candle holders. 

Baked With Style 

 

12-4pm Princes Hall 

 

Bold polymer clay jewellery 

Great Aunt Jayne (Jayne Bale)

 

12pm-4pm Princes Hall 

Jayne writes children’s books with important messages, with colourful illustrations!

 

Doris Hatt Books & Prints 

 
12-4pm Princes Hall 
 
A selection of prints by Doris Hatt as well as her book, written after her death and republished by Clevedon Community Press will be on sale.
 

From The Lawn At Sunhill Gardens

                                                    Saturday 12th June 11am-4:30pm

Princes Hall, 2 Princes Rd, Clevedon BS21 7SZ

Julian Hight – Writer 

11am-11:45am Sunhill Gardens 

Tickets £5

Julian Hight is a designer, photographer and musician. In his self-published book “World Tree Story”, Julian goes worldwide, collecting stories about important trees all over the world.

Just what were Britain’s forests, how did they develop and what remains of them? Attempting to answer these questions, Britain’s Ancient Forest presents an alternative scenario to the common held view that Britain was blanketed in dense woodland – and that a patchwork mosaic existed – not only thick woods, but open grazed wood-pasture, grass, heath, marsh and plain.

From the wildwood, through working woodlands and royal forests, enclosed deer parks and landscaped manorial estates to modern plantation forestry and rewilding, Britain’s Ancient Forest is the little told tale of an evolving landscape shaped by its wildlife, people and their relationship with trees – many of which survive as living links to Britain’s rich and ancient history.

Chris Sperring MBE – “Rewilding – a persepctive in a time of climate change”

 

Saturday 12th June 

12-12:30pm Sunhill Gardens 

Tickets Free (Pre-Booking required)

Chris Sperring is a professional wildlife Conservationist working for Hawk and Owl Trust, he also presents and broadcasts on TV and Radio. Lectures on a wide range of subjects. Is a wildlife Photographer, writes articles for magazines and newspapers. In his spare time he studies and conserves even more Wildlife, writes music as a guitarist for the environment/wildlife rock band Raptor. And always enjoys a good debate!

Writing 4 Dyslexia – Author Panel 

Saturday 12th June 

2pm-3pm Sunhill Gardens 

Tickets £5

Tickets are available for purchase on the day.

1 in 10 people have some form of dyslexia. Pip Jones and Alistair Sims will be discussing writing for dyslexia, both child and adult alike.

Books are available at: https://www.booksonthehill.co.uk/clevedon-literary-festival-/c/10026/?page=1

Pip Jones spent her childhood gobbling up books and dreaming about being an author. At nineteen, she began a career in journalism, and in 2014, she published her first book.   Pip is most often found either writing, staring at the contents of the fridge, or herding her two children. She lives in London.
Pip will be discussing writing for children with dyslexia.

Alistair Sims  grew up in Clevedon, then went off to North Wales to achieve a PhD in history and archaeology before returning to start an independent bookshop with his family. He has run Books On The Hill for seven years and has and continues to be an advocate of literacy with children and adults, especially for those with dyslexia, which he too deals with every day. Recently Alistair has completed a successful Kickstarter(crowd funder) to publish dyslexic friendly books for adults, which will be launched at the literary festival.

Fantasy Fringe – Author Panel

 

Saturday 12th June 

3:30pm-4:30pm Sunhill Gardens 

Tickets £5 

Tickets available on the day.

Juliet E. McKenna is an award winning British fantasy author. Loving history, myth and other worlds since she first learned to read, she has written fifteen epic fantasy novels, from The Thief’s Gamble which began The Tales of Einarinn in 1999, to Defiant Peaks concluding The Hadrumal Crisis trilogy. Recently she had written Green man series, starting with Green Man’s Heir. She writes diverse shorter fiction, ranging from stories for themed anthologies such as Alien Artifacts and Fight Like A Girl through a handful of tales for Doctor Who, Torchwood and Warhammer 40k. Under the pen name J.M Alvery she has also written three crime novels set in ancient Greece.

Anna Smith Spark  is the author of the critically acclaimed, multi-award shortlisted Empires of Dust grimdark epic fantasy series The Court of Broken Knives, The Tower of Living and Dying and The House of Sacrifice (HarperVoyager UK / Orbit US) described as ‘game of literary thrones’ by the UK Sunday Times and ‘like early Moorcock and Le Guin’ by the UK Daily Mail.

John Llewellyn Probert was the winner of the 2013 British Fantasy Award for best novella with Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine. He won the Dracula Society’s Children of the Night Award for his first book, The Faculty of Terror, in 2006. Since then he has published fifteen volumes of horror fiction, including six short story collections. His non-fiction publications include a book on his favourite film, Theatre of Blood (Electric Dreamhouse) and he regularly writes about new movie releases at his online review site, House of Mortal Cinema. He lives in a gothic mansion in deepest Somerset with his wife, the author Thana Niveau. He doesn’t sleep much because there’s just too much scary fun to be had.

Online LIVE Events

Enjoy our Free online events live during the festival on the 12th June. 

Watch online at https://www.discoverclevedon.co.uk

Writing For Different Ages 

Saturday 12th June 11:30am

Tickets Free (pre-booking required)

Watch online at https://www.discoverclevedon.co.uk

Books available at https://www.booksonthehill.co.uk/clevedon-literary-festival-/c/10026/?page=1

Five amazing and awards winning children authors, will be discussing their books , their inspiration and what is like writing for different ages.

Emma Carroll was a secondary school English teacher for many years. Secrets of a Sun King is Emma’s eighth novel; she has also written the highly-acclaimed Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked on Air, In Darkling Wood, The Snow Sister, Strange Star and Letters from the Lighthouse. ‘The Somerset Tsunami’ was selected by indie booksellers as their ‘Book of the Month’, and was ‘The Times Children’s Book of the Week.

Claire Barker  was the Winner of the North Somerset teachers books awards ‘read aloud’ category 2019, as well as other awards. She graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in English Literature and History. She studied illustration for a further two years and worked as a teaching assistant for several more. Claire used to live on narrowboats but now lives with her family on a small, untidy farm in deepest, darkest Devon. When she’s not busy writing or illustrating she spends her days wrestling sheep, battling through nettle patches and triumphantly catching rogue chickens.

Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles and coffee shops. She writes fun MG fantasy adventures and has published six so far, most recently the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart trilogy. She also writes wildly romantic adult historical fantasies, most recently the Harwood Spellbook series. She has had over forty short stories for adults and teens published in various magazines and anthologies.

Pip Jones spent her childhood gobbling up books and dreaming about being an author. At nineteen, she began a career in journalism, and in 2014, she published her first book. Pip is most often found either writing, staring at the contents of the fridge, or herding her two children. She lives in London.

Anthony John McGowan is an English author of books for children, teenagers and adults. He is the winner of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal for Lark.
In addition to his 2020 win, he has been twice longlisted (for The Knife That Killed Me in 2008 and Brock in 2014) and once shortlisted (for Rook in 2018) for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of the 2006 Booktrust Teenage Prize for Henry Tumour.

Everything About Being A Writer 

 

Saturday 12th June 1pm

Tickets Free

Pre-booking required 

 

Watch online at www.discoverclevedon.co.uk

 

Gareth L. Powell, A  critically acclaimed author, and Imogen Cooper,  a  world class editor  team up to discuss everything about being a writer. From the beginning  process of ideas, writing, editorial and to finding that agent or publisher.

Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning British science fiction author. He is best known for his Embers of War and Ack-Ack Macaque trilogies, but he has also written numerous short stories, novellas, and even turned his hand to screenwriting and comic scripts. Recently, Stampede Ventures and wiip have partnered to adapt his Embers of War novels for television, and he will act as Co-Executive Producer for the series.
His books have twice won the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award for Best Novel and have been finalists for the Locus, British Fantasy, and Seiun awards.

Books available at https://www.booksonthehill.co.uk/clevedon-literary-festival-/c/10026/?page=1

Imogen Cooper, previously Editorial Director at Chicken House Publishing, started the Golden Egg Academy at her kitchen table in 2014 whilst working for Chicken House MD Barry Cunningham, the first publisher of Harry Potter. In 2015 Golden Egg became her main focus and since then she has helped over 70 children’s writers gain agents and/or publishing contracts.