Subject tag: Literature

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.

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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.

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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.

21 October 2020

Making History is a Lottery-funded project designed to encourage young people to express their emotions and experiences relating to COVID-19 and the London lockdown. Platinum Performing Arts is inviting children aged 9-18 from the Enfield community to take part in free creative workshops at Millfield House - pottery, dance, poetry, spoken word, fitness & wellbeing and more!

07 October 2020

Enfield Libraries are running a spooky story competition for young writers aged 6 to 9, 10 to 13 and 14 to 17.

27 September 2020

A debut collection of poetry by Palmers Green resident Arun Jeetoo will be launched online this weekend. I Want to Be the One You Think About at Night is published by Waterloo Press. Jeetoo's poems have been described as 'agile, sensual and achingly honest' and 'pulling at the throbbing veins of love'.

31 August 2020

Enfield & Southgate WEA has a number of exciting courses running this autumn and all are available for booking now on the WEA website.

19 August 2020

A local writers' circle is seeking submissions for an anthology of creative writing inspired by the coronavirus experience. Lockdown Lit - Imagination in Isolation will be Bounds Green Book Writers' first publishing venture.

19 July 2020

Enfield & Southgate WEA's autumn courses will all be held online, using Zoom.