May meeting: Agent Caroline Wood

Wednesday May 29th, at Blackwell’s Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, from 7-9pm.

Literary agent Caroline Wood will talk about her life as an agent and answer all your questions about what agents want and how to get an agent.

Caroline Wood is a leading literary agent and director at Felicity Bryan Associates, an independent literary agency based in Oxford.

Caroline represents literary fiction and well written commercial fiction, including crime and thrillers. She is actively looking for original, compelling literary debuts, and loves books that transport her to a different time or place, books that have a secret or mystery at the heart of them, books about family and relationships, books that are psychologically complex and emotionally involving, always beautifully written and with a distinctive voice. She greatly enjoys the editing process and work closely with her authors to make their books the best they can be. In non-fiction, she represent primarily memoirs. She also sells book to film/TV rights for a number of her authors.

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April Meeting

Our next meeting will be a feedback session on Tuesday 30th April in the back room at the Rose and Crown pub in North parade, Oxford, from 7pm.

 

Please bring something to read if you have it or just come and enjoy the work of other members.

March Meeting: an evening with Richard Skinner

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT,

at

Blackwell’s Bookshop, 51 Broad Street ,Oxford, OX1 3BQ

Richard Skinner, novelist and director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy will be sharing novel-writing insight, tips, strategies and stimuli, drawing upon his inspiring new guide Writing a Novel: Bring Your Ideas To Life The Faber Academy Way. Richard says it is your duty as a novelist to bring your whole self to the page; to find the story, not force it; to meet your reader in a spirit of openness. An evening not to be missed.

Please note, this event costs £5 for non members which is payable on the evening. Please register your interest in attending, but bring along £5 as the price of admission.

For more information on Writers at Blackwell’s, formerly known as Group 2012, please visit https://group2012.wordpress.com/

March Meeting: Richard Skinner

Our next meeting will be at Blackwell’s on Broad Street: Thursday March 14th 7-9pm

 

Richard Skinner, novelist and director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy will be sharing novel-writing insight, tips, strategies and stimuli, drawing upon his inspiring new guide Writing a Novel: Bring Your Ideas To Life The Faber Academy Way. Richard says it is your duty as a novelist to bring your whole self to the page; to find the story, not force it; to meet your reader in a spirit of openness. An evening not to be missed.

Please note, this event costs £5 for guests which is payable on the evening. Those who have paid their yearly subs of £30 get in free.

For more information on Writers at Blackwell’s, formerly known as Group 2012, please visit https://group2012.wordpress.com/

New year, new plans

Happy New Year to one and all.

This year we are going back to having feedback at the pub and events with speakers at Blackwell’s. We hope to start in March with another of Richard Skinner’s great workshops.

That means that Jan will be feedback and Feb will be feedback and planning for our new magazine. Dates to follow.

The March date is still to be decided, however, we have our dates for Blackwell’s for the rest of the year so please note:

Wednesday 29th May
Wednesday 31st July
Wednesday 25th September
Wednesday 25th November
Because of the rising costs we will have to raise the yearly fee this year. Would members object to £30 for the year or £5 for single events?