LOCAL AUTHOR DAY
Saturday 9 November, Twickenham Library.
Join us for a day at Twickenham Library , celebrating authors close to home.
Each event £8 / £6.50 / Special £5.60 ticket price for Richmond Card holders
Historical Writing Workshop with
10.30am – 12noon
Join author, academic and Emeritus Professor of Caribbean History, Mary Chamberlain, as she teaches you how to research and write historical fiction.
Mary has published a number of landmark studies including Fenwomen: A Portrait of Women in an English Village and international bestseller The Dressmaker of Dachau. Her most recent novel,
The Hidden, was a Sunday Times 'must read' choice. Inspired by real events in the Channel Islands under occupation, it sheds new light on the forgotten shadows of war in a moving story of love and abandonment, shame and survival.
Crime Panel with Emma Curtis,
Amanda Robson & Tony White
2.30pm - 3.30pm
From cutting edge psychological suspense to literary detective novels, what draws writers and readers to crime fiction? Join three celebrated local authors, all members of the Crime Writers’ Association for a fascinating discussion about their latest work, careers and experiences of writing crime fiction.
Emma Curtis’ latest novel The Night You Left explores the nuances of family relationships, the abuse of authority, the darker side of friendship and the breakdown of trust. She is the founder of
the Psychological Suspense Authors Association.
Amanda Robson worked in the Poisons Unit at Guy’s Hospital, where she became a co-author of a
book on cyanide poisoning. Amanda attended the Faber novel-writing course and is now a full-time
author. Her debut novel, Obsession, was a number one eBook bestseller.
Tony White is the author of five novels including Foxy-T, one work of non-fiction and numerous short stories. He has written for the Guardian and Channel 4 and is a former writer in residence at the