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30 August 2023
WEA Enfield & Southgate courses resume towards the end of September, either online or at Enfield Baptist Church.
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01 May 2023
If a prolific award-winning local children's author and TV scriptwriter hadn't run out of fruit flies, she might never have heard the fascinating true stories about a celebrity jackdaw and a prisoner-of-war in Nazi Germany, recounted by a former head keeper at London Zoo, that she retells in her new book, out this week.
04 January 2023
In celebration of their 23rd birthday, join Enfield Poets for an afternoon-long literary party of poetry, performance and film on 13th January at the newly reopened (and rechristened) Dugdale Arts Centre.
Special guests will be celebrated poet and author Maggie Brookes-Butt, and winner of the Costa Poetry Award and Costa Book of the Year 2021, Hannah Lowe.
The festival commences at 11.30 with a free two-hour "poemathon" before moving into the theatre for the rest of the afternoon. Audiences.......
03 January 2023
Twice Mayor of Enfield Kate Anolue published her second book in September and this month will be personally signing copies for purchasers at two Enfield Libraries. In 'Time for Purpose' she shares her experience, expertise and wisdom with a new generation of women
30 September 2022
A children's author whose plot ideas came to her while daydreaming when waiting for trains to Palmers Green will be signing copies of her books at the Holtwhites shop on Aldermans Hill on 14th October.
28 September 2022
A Palmers Green author whose work has won critical acclaim will next month be launching the paperback edition of his second novel. This October will also mark ten years since he committed to being a writer.
21 September 2022
It's less than a month since I commented on a new novel that it 'belongs to what I can with confidence assume to be a vanishingly small category: novels where the action takes place in Palmers Green', and what do I find? A feature in this month's Enfield Dispatch under the headline 'Putting Palmers Green on the page' about another recently published novel set in PG!
23 August 2022
'This afternoon I shall go to my own funeral service before I watch them bury me under six feet of London clay.' A mysterious introduction to the unusual plot of a newly published novel in a fiction category that I hadn't heard of before, but is, it seems, an established genre: a medico-legal thriller. It also belongs to what I can with confidence assume to be a vanishingly small category: novels where the action takes place in Palmers Green.
10 August 2022
Writing Room is the new name for what was previously known as Collage Writing Room and before that as Haringey Literature Live. It was originally just what it calls itself - a large room in a 1970s office block behind Wood Green bus garage, but in the spring of 2020 it went virtual, using Zoom, and has remained online ever since.
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05 April 2022
From first steps to final drafts, Collage Writing Roomo has options for you - via small, friendly groups hosted live on Zoom. Students can also access free drop-in groups throughout the week to make the most of their writing time. Book now for courses starting in April, May and June.
16 March 2022
An author from Palmers Green is launching his second novel at the end of the month, and there are two chances to meet him and pick up a signed copy.
26 January 2022
'Ben hears noises in his basement and witnesses weird goings-on in his local park. His eight-year-old daughter Imogen starts receiving messages from someone claiming to be her missing mother. And then there is Mr Jones - the man who haunts the imaginations of the children at Imogen's school...' Alex Woolf's new novel is set in a north London suburb that bears a strong resemblance to Palmers Green.
02 January 2022
Information about writing courses starting this month and accessible via the online Collage Writing Room.
02 November 2021
On Thursday 11th November Enfield Town Library will be playing host to local authors Dan Brotzel, Martin Jenkins and Alex Woolf, who will be reading from their books and talking about writing groups, collaborating on a novel and the crowdfunding process.
01 September 2021
Information about new and established writing courses accessible via the online Collage Writing Room.
19 July 2021
A trio of Palmers Green authors were out on the street in Green Lanes last weekend selling signed copies of their comic novel, Work in Progress, hot off the press. Thanks to a massive crowdfunding effort by some 250 supporters, their dream of getting the book published is no longer a work in progress - and it's already attracting rave reviews.
30 June 2021
Join Collage Writing Room this August for a special set of four Zoom workshops on the theme of 'Emerging' (followed by a performance event and digital sharing pamphlet in September...)
10 May 2021
When Natasha Boydell saw a local writing course advertised on Palmers Green Community, it inspired her to sign up and finally get stuck into writing the book that she'd always wanted to. Now, on the release of her debut novel, she shares her experience.
20 March 2021
Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this Summer term and join our supportive writing community: explore Creative Writing for the first time; find your inner poet; write your life and start a memoir; finish that work in progress or write a novella! Courses are for six weeks starting in April and June, online via ZOOM. Courses are £125; Meet the Agent is £8.
13 January 2021
Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this February and join our supportive writing community: Explore Creative Writing for the first time; find your inner poet; write your Life and start a Memoir; finish that work-in-progress, or write a short story! Courses are for six weeks starting in February, online via ZOOM. Courses are £125. We help to develop and support the writer, as much as the writing, with extra check-in sessions like our free process/progress group, Feedback Fridays, sharing salons and reading groups.
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