…. ever after?

A performed section of Allen Fisher‘s ‘The Art of Flight VI-IX’ was recorded at Beckenham Bubble Two on July 4th 2011 by invited Openned guests and volunteers.

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Saturday morning

Today,  Saturday July 9th, Becfest 2011 closes its Library doors with a talk at 11am this morning – ‘Writing Literary Mysteries’ by Crystal Palace author Chris Bowden, whose third novel is published autumn 2011.

A second talk scheduled for 3:30pm by Malorie Blackman,  popular author of books for children and young adults,  is unfortunately cancelled due to ill health.

Closing Becfest events are ticketed and it is advisable to check for availability by calling in person to Beckenham Library, by telephoning the enquiry desk (number can’t be directly published online) – on poster here.  One click on image and number becomes readable. Or  email beckenham.library@bromley.gov.uk

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Travelling around the world in pop fiction and haiku

This morning, July 8 at 11am, Kate Nivison holds a workshop  on ‘how to turn your holidays into popular fiction’. Writer of both fiction and non-fiction for magazines, radio, and television:  Kate Nivision also writes regularly on travel for national and international publications.

And this evening at 6:30pm, Beckenham Library hosts  ‘conversation with a diversity writer’.  Singapore-born Rosaline Ting  is a playwright who writes film scripts and prose, along with poetry that includes haiku form.

Tomorrow,  Saturday July 9th, Becfest 2011 closes its Library doors with two talks. The first, at 11am Saturday morning, is ‘Writing Literary Mysteries’ by Crystal Palace author Chris Bowden whose third novel is published autumn 2011.

The second talk at 3:30pm – with a young audience and their parents in mind – is by Malorie Blackman, popular author of books for children and young adults.

Closing Becfest events are ticketed and can be obtained (best check for availability) by calling in person to Beckenham Library, by telephoning the enquiry desk (number can’t be directly published online) – on poster here.  One click on image and number becomes readable. Or email beckenham.library@bromley.gov.uk

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How children and parents can ‘make and shape’ a book

Today at 4pm the “make a book” theme continues with a  Children’s Craft Session.

And at 6:30pm this evening there is a talk  by author Joanna Czechowska  on how her parents experience as Polish immigrants in post-war England shaped the background to her novel The Black Madonna of Derby.

All events are ticketed and can be obtained, with brochure, by calling in person to Beckenham Library, by telephoning the enquiry desk ( number can’t be directly published online) – on poster here.  One click on image and number becomes readable. Or email beckenham.library@bromley.gov.uk

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Creative Writing Workshop

This afternoon, Tuesday at 2pm, Zoe Fairbairns – locally-based novelist and former poetry editor of Spare Rib magazine is holding a Creative Writing Workshop.

Zoe Fairbairns has held writer-in- residence appointments in Australia, UK counties north and south, along with Bromley schools in the 1980s.

Her third novel Benefits (Virago, 1979),  a “novel of the future”  is set against the background of …one of the last tower blocks to be built in the sixties for London families to live in.

Tomorrow, Wednesday July 6, at 4pm, the “make a book” theme continues with a  Children’s Craft Session followed with a talk by author Joanna Czechowska at 6:30pm on the background to her novel The Black Madonna of Derby.

All events are ticketed and can be obtained, with brochure, by calling in person to Beckenham Library, by telephoning the enquiry desk ( number can’t be directly published online) – on poster here.  One click on image and number becomes readable. Or email beckenham.library@bromley.gov.uk

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‘Independence day self-publish and be blessed’

Kicking off final BecFest week this evening, July 4th, at 6:30pm – special guests Natalie d’Arbeloff; Alex Davies & Steve Willey (OPENNED); Leila Dewji (Acorn Independent Press);  Sejal Chad, Becky Cremin, Ryan Ormonde, Karen Sandhu (press free press) will perform, present, debate and perform again Writers Unlimited Beckenham Bubble Two celebrating an  ‘independence day of self-publishing’. Invited Beckenham Bubble individuals and groups are listed under  ‘Useful’/ ‘artful’ links @ Becfest right on this page.

And tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday at 2pm, Zoe Fairbairns – locally-based novelist and former poetry editor of Spare Rib magazine is holding a Creative Writing Workshop.

All events are ticketed and can be obtained, with brochure, by calling in person to Beckenham Library, by telephoning the enquiry desk ( number can’t be directly published online) – on poster here.  One click on image and number becomes readable. Or email beckenham.library@bromley.gov.uk

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Alex Milway & Friends

Author Alex Milway intoduces friends working in children’s literature at Beckenham Library today –  Gary Northfield, Tamsyn Murray, Jim Helmore & Karen Wall, and C T Furlong

Kicking off final BecFest week, on Monday evening at 6:30pm, Writers Unlimited Beckenham Bubble Two celebrates publishing ‘Independence Day’, 4th of July, with special guests Natalie d’Arbeloff; Alex Davies & Steve Willey (OPENNED); Leila Dewji (Acorn Independent Press);  Sejal Chad, Becky Cremin, Ryan Ormonde, Karen Sandhu (press free press)

Websites invited Beckenham Bubble two individuals and groups listed under  ‘Useful’/ ‘artful’ links @ Becfest  right on this page.

All events are ticketed and can be obtained, with brochure, by calling in person to Beckenham Library, by telephoning the enquiry desk ( number can’t be directly published online) – on poster here.  One click on image and number becomes readable. Or email beckenham.library@bromley.gov.uk

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