Wednesday 26th August 2015 at Blackwell’s Bookshop
Our guest is Rebecca Wait, author of the novels The Followers and The View on the Way Down. She’ll be talking us through her experiences as a novelist, the creative process, how to (try to) make a living from being a writer, the author’s relationship with their editor and agent, and other aspects of being a published writer.
Wednesday 30th September 2015 at Friends Meeting House
This will be a feedback session so please bring something to share if you wish, or just come and offer your feedback. We will try and have two authors there so we can divide into groups to ensure everyone has a nice long time to read and talk.
Many thanks to all members of group who came to Blackwell’s so we could take a picture to use in The Oxford Times? I think it will look good, now I just have to edit comments some of you very kindly gave us to use.
Dear Members of Group,
Foolishly, I totally forgot to take pictures at the last meeting to use for a piece for The Oxford Times. Anyone free to gather sometime next week just to take a photo? Please email me if you can pop into Blackwell’s next Wednesday – perhaps during the day. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ot call 01865 358727.
Just to let you know that our very talented Charlotte Green has had a beautiful little girl named Alicia. Congratulations to her and Anthony from us all at Group 2012.
Just to remind you all that this months had 5 Wednesdays so we are holding group on the last Wednesday.
Just to let you know that group is on the 29th this month:
BLACKWELL’S OXFORD Group 2012 Presents: Writing a Historical Novel- The Links Between Fact and Fiction
Wednesday, July 29th at 19:00 – 21:00
Group 2012 is delighted to be welcoming author Pat Barr to Blackwell’s for an insightful discussion on writing a historical novel focusing on the links between fact and fiction. Pat Barr has written an array of fiction and non-fiction titles including The Memsahibs and A Curious Life for a Lady.
Group 2012 is an exciting writing group in Oxford who meet monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Blackwell’s and the Friends Meeting House. The group started in 2012 as a collaboration between Blackwell’s Bookshop, The Oxford Editors and Hersilia Press. Sessions include talks by authors, agents, publisher and booksellers; discussions on all aspects of writing and publishing; writing and marketing workshops and writing critique sessions. For more information about the group, visit the Group 2012 blog <https://group2012.wordpress.com/> .
Entry to this event is £3 or membership for a year costs £20. Membership allows attendance to all meetings for free. If you have any questions or need further information please email email@example.com
Next meeting is at Blackwell’s bookshop on Broad Street on Wednesday July 29th 7-9pm.
We are delighted to welcome Pat Barr who will talk to us about Writing a historical Novel: the Links between Fact and Fiction and then lead a discussion.
Pat is a renowned writer whose books include
The Coming of the Barbarians
To China with Love
Hope to see you all there.
Great news that our very own Paul Murphy’s As I Walked out through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee has been short listed in the non fiction section of The Rubery Book Award. It is a wonderful book and desreves all the success.
Rubery Book Award shortlist
Follow Paul on Twitter @hotspurman
I am really sorry it appears some people did not see this post about Ali Shaw’s excellent workshop, so here it is again.
Ali Shaw author of the prize winning novels The Girl with Glass Feet, The Man Who Rained and The Trees (out next year) led an entertaining, thought-provoking and at times just plain provoking workshop. We wrote with biros, pencils, marker pens and crayons on sheets of in landscape and portrait position, in the middle and up and down and round about – I hope you get the idea. Though he talks very persuasively Ali failed to wean me off writing direct onto my computer, but it was definitely enjoyable. Discussion flowed. Those who didn’t come missed a treat.