Coming Soon – the Launch of Millie and Bird and Tales of Paradise

STOP PRESS: our Julia’s Cafe workshop is now FULL. We will be in touch with everyone before the day with arrangements for lunch. Look forward very much to seeing you all there on Sat march 7th.

Coming soon from RoomToWrite – the launch of Avril Joy’s short story collection from Iron PressMillie and Bird and Tales of ParadiseFriday March 20th at Teikyo 7.30 ALL welcome

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERA‘This collection explores the world of the Costa Prize winning story Millie and Bird: a northern landscape of fragile lives bound by the invisible threads of place. The stories in this haunting collection have appeared in literary journals and on prize shortlists with Millie and Bird winning the 2012 Costa Short Story prize. A soldier flees the enemy, a woman buries a pig, a girl goes in search of her father – these are stories of northern lives, of what is lost and found, and of how we survive…these are the people who live in Paradise, their lives fragile, caught like sheep’s wool on wire, each with its own unique story and secret heart.’

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Julia’s Cafe – A Playwriting Workshop

We are delighted to bring you details of Julia’s Cafe – a playwriting workshop on Saturday March 7th –
The workshop, led by novelist and playwright Anne Ousby, will be a celebration of the life and work of the brilliant poet, playwright and novelist Julia Darling  – who could never resist a cafe.

 

Anne says :  Our Mum used to meet us from Junior school and we’d go to the afternoon pictures, sit in the front row, eat jam sandwiches and drink tea out of our thermos. We saw some great films and actors and some very inappropriate B films, like ‘The Monkey’s Paw.’ – I have only just stopped having nightmares about this. This whole experience began my love affair with dialogue and actors. As a writer I’ve had more thrills out of the plays I’ve written than anything else I’ve attempted and that’s how I first met Julia…

Anne has written plays for stage and radio as well as TV and film scripts, so why not come along to her workshop and join us in celebrating Julia’s extraordinay life . No previous experience necessary. Let’s just have a fun day in Julia’s Cafe…

Sat March 7th – 10am for 10.30 start at Teikyo University of Japan, University of Durham (opposite the Oriental Museum) –  finishing around 3.30pm

The workshop is FREE – we just ask you make a donation of £10.00 to Marie Curie Cancer Care (this will be collected on the day)

Places will be limted please e mail:  amjoy@hotmail.co.uk     to book your place – please use Julia’s Cafe in your subject line