Literary events for autumn 2012

Gosh, there are so many things to keep us wordy minded folks busy at this time of year. Tear yourself away from the duvet and head out for some inspiration! 

Scottish Storytelling Centre exterior

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

RNIB’s literary wonderland – Until Saturday 20 Oct 2012

RNIB storiesThis magical, free event is transforming the banks of the River Thames, with children’s authors such as Jason Bradbury, Sally Gardner, and A. B. Saddlewick, and actor Michael Sheen taking part in events aimed at helping children to discover the joy of reading. www.readforrnib.org.uk

Bristol Festival of Literature – Until Sunday 21 Oct 2012

Events including a Launch Pad  miscellany at Hooper House tomorrow afternoon including readings from the Pangea Anthology, a historical fiction writing workshop and a flash fiction open mic. http://unputdownable.org/events

Arnos Vale Book tombCapture the Scene writing workshop in aid of Arnos Vale Cemetery – Sunday 21 Oct  1-3pm 2012

This writing workshop will engage all your senses to to create a piece of writing inspired by the setting of the cemetery, drawing on the sense of timelessness as well as specific details in the landscape and on the tombstones. Just £5 with full amount going to the cemetery trust.

www.arnosvale.org.uk/index.php/eventsandactivities/459-capture-the-scene

ManchesterManchester Literary Festival – Until Tuesday 23 Oct 2012

Lots of events to choose from. Love the sound of the Boho Literary Pub Walk taking place tomorrow – four very favourite things in one!

www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

Halesworth Art Festival – Until Sunday 28 Oct 2012

Drama, screenings, music and more, including film premieres and brand new theatre performances.

www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk

Scottish Storytelling Festival – Until Sunday 28 Oct 2012

Scottish Storytelling CentreTaking place at the wonderful Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh (pictured directly above and at the top of this post), this event elebrates both traditional and contemporary oral story sharing, with storytellers from across the world.

www.cityofliterature.com/

See Jack Kerouac’s 120-foot On the Road manuscript scroll – Until 27 Dec 2012

On the Road 120-foot scroll

Image courtesy of Christie’s New York and the British Library

On show at the British Library in London, this is a chance to see Kerouac’s classic in it’s original 120-foot scroll format. Not the easiest way to write a novel, surely especially if you actually were on the road! image courtesy of Christie’s New York.

www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/kerouac/


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