Sat 6th October: Writing Workshop

As part of the 2012 Portobello Book Festival we are running a writer’s workshop, led by a local writer, Marianne Paget.

This interactive writing workshop aims to inspire your writing by –
bringing together local writers to share experience and to exchanging tips on what when, and where to write; encouraging you to flex your writing muscles with some fun, on-the-spot exercises; examining how to give and receive feedback on writing in order to improve it, and supporting you in identifying your writing goals for the future.
Workshop is Free

Maximum 16 places.
Sign up via Portobello Library

Writing competition: The Library at night

The Library at Night – this is the theme of the opening event of the 2012
Portobello Book Festival. We are planning a rich programme of spoken word –
poetry and prose – with guest contributors from Portobello and beyond. There’ll
be music too! We’d like to hear your response (no more than 500 words please)
on what ‘the library at night’ conjures up for you, whatever age or background.
It could be fantasy, comedy, opinion or based loosely on your own experience.

Some of the responses will be chosen for ‘performance’ at the opening event –
by the author or somebody else. So, go on, have a go! You will be supporting the
Book Festival and it could be fun.

Closing date: 3rd September 2012
Hand in to : Heather at Portobello library or email to