April Meeting

Wednesday 27th April 2016 at Blackwell’s Bookshop 7-9pm
Getting used to talking about you and your novel:
Once you book’s been published, how do you talk about it? (and sell it!) Join us as we interview a published author for the Blackwell’s YouTube channel and then . . . it’s your turn! We’ll discuss and mentor you so that you can hone your skills in telling the world why your book is the next must-read. How do you sell yourself on video – how do you cope with the pressure of being articulate when a camera is thrust in your face – how do you sum up, in the most enticing way, what your new novel is about in twenty seconds/one minute/three minutes/five minutes? What about readings to camera? What about recommending books?

We will go through some demonstrations and exercises based on these ideas to help you on your way to becoming a self-promoting (in the best possible way!) star of the screen.

 

 

March Reminder

Just to remind everyone that there has been a change to the advertised meeting for March and it will now be another feedback session at the usual feedback venue at the Quaker Meeting House on St Giles http://oxfordquakers.org/. Wednesday March 30th 7-9pm.

 

We now have a closed Facebook Group where you can upload your work so members can read beforehand – Group 2012 Feedback https://www.facebook.com/groups/739546102849361/?fref=ts. Let me know if you need an invite to join.

Lucky 13 Writing Competition

BLACKWELL’S OXFORD BLACKWELL’S FESTIVAL MARQUEE PRESENTS: Lucky 13 Writing Competition: Questions and Answers

Sunday, April 10th at 12:00 – 13:00

In 2015 a collection of short stories based on Oxford’s No 13 bus was published under the title Lucky 13. Within 10 weeks over 400 copies had been sold. Bombus Books is now planning another book on the same theme, compiled from the best entries to a competition. The prize is publication in the new book, with at least 15 winners seeing their story in print. Join Andrew Bax for a Q&A workshop about how to apply to be part of the second book, this is a perfect event for aspiring local writers.

This event is free to attend and will take place in our Blackwell’s Festival Marquee, which will be located next to the Sheldonian Theatre in the Bodleian Library Clarendon Quad during the period of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, Saturday 2nd April-Sunday 10th April. Tickets are not required, everyone is welcome.

For any enquiries, visit our Customer Service Department located in the Norrington Room, call 01865 333623 or email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

For the poster click below:

Lucky13_Poster_Writing Competition – March2016 – 3

March Meeting

Just to let you know that there has been a change to the edvertised meeting for March and it will now be another feedback session at the Friends’s Meeting House on St Giles. Wednesday March 30th 7-9pm.

 

We now have a closed Facebook Group where you can upload your work so members can read beforehand – Group 2012 Feedback https://www.facebook.com/groups/739546102849361/?fref=ts. Let me know if you need an invite to join.

 

 

Tonight is feedback night

Wednesday 24th February  at Friends Meeting House
Feedback session 7pm-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

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.

 

By next time we will have set up a facility to share work before the session.