NLLF Programme 2013

This years North London Literary Festival’s programme is out! Publishers, authors and a psychotherapist commentator have all been lined up to speak about the amazing and exhaustible application of language. So check them out and head down to hear them speak and even participate in fantastic workshops!

Tuesday 26th of March 2013

12pm: Speed-pitch
Two minute pitch, you and your ideas coming face-to-face with these agents.
1pm: Andrew Simms &James Heartfield
Fighting Words: Re-writing the past and the future.

2pm: Chibundu Onuzo
Writing while studying: Published at the age of 17 and still a student at Kings College London.

3pm: Philippa Perry
How to Stay Sane (and write it up too): Psychotherapist and cultural commentator Philippa Perry talks us through how she sifted her expertise and experience  to produce her bestselling book, ‘How to Stay Sane’. Here is a student’s thoughts on a guest lecture from December 2012.

4pm: Rowan Coleman
Romancing the Reader: Bestselling author Rowan Coleman reads from her latest novel and reveals how she sets about romancing her readers.

5.15pm: Michele Roberts
Autobiography: Michele Roberts reads from her work-in-progress, researching skills and all the necessary skills need for a successful autobiography.

6pm: Gala
Turning Facts into Narratives: A Gala evening showcasing faculty members’ recent publications: featuring a screening and a panel discussion, embracing fiction, drama and non-fiction, and with subjects ranging from sex, friendship,the Second World War and Noël Coward to Nagasaki and Rebecca West, this event focuses on how facts, dates, figures can be turned into flowing narratives.  The Gala authors are: Feona Attwood, Josie Barnard, Maggie Butt, James Martin Charlton, Lorna Gibb and David Rain.

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

1pm: Abimbola Dare
Here to talk about publishing, the highs and lows of marketing and her breakthrough novel ‘The Small Print’.

2pm: Lucy Caldwell & Elizabeth Buchan
Revealing Secrets: Two prize-winning authors read from their work and impart some interesting tips about how to use secrets in fiction.

3pm: John Lucas & Matt Haig
Matt Haig was named Yorkshire’s Young Achiever in the Arts in 2011 and John Lucas is the acclaimed writer of “Turf”. They relate their experiences in the writing business.

4.30pm: Poetry Slam

A verbal battle between two poets. Improv, unconventionality and courage are the key words for this event. For more information on the Poetry Slam, click here.

5.30pm: Faber How to Get Published
How to Get Published: The panel will consist of Clare Conville (Literary Agent at Conville & Walsh), Angus Cargill (Senior Editor, Faber & Faber) and will be chaired by Richard Skinner (Author and Director of Fiction Programme, Faber Academy).

7pm: James Herbert
Acclaimed British horror-writer, who has sold over 42 million copies and has working in the publishing business. With a career spanning over 25 years he ends the North London Literary Festival with some amazing wisdom.

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