Meet the Mentor, with Jamie Mollart and Tim Clare

Meet the Mentor, with Jamie Mollart and Tim Clare
24 Nov 2015 at 06:30 pm
24 Nov 2015 at 08:30 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,

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Have you wondered if mentoring is right for you as a writer? Since 2008, TLC has run its unique Chapter and Verse mentoring programme, offering writers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback via a professional editor over the course of a year. The scheme is designed to support writers toward completion of a full-length book project in fiction, non-fiction, short stories or poetry.

“I consider my mentor’s advice absolutely key in my success in getting THE ZOO picked up by an agent and published.”

Jamie Mollart, author of The Zoo and TLC Chapter and Verse mentee

We’re delighted to be able to celebrate Jamie Mollart’s publication of The Zoo, which was recently featured on Amazon’s Rising Stars of 2015 list, with this special event. Jamie will be in conversation with his TLC mentor, Tim Clare, whose novel The Honours has been called “gorgeously entertaining” (The Guardian) and “deeply compelling” (Financial Times). Together, they will discuss their writing, and will consider the impact of feedback and editorial input in crafting work over a period of time, within the context of a mentoring programme. Do join us to celebrate the work of two of the UK’s most exciting writers, and hear more from ‘behind the scenes’ of the editing process.


Jamie Mollart runs his own advertising company, and has won awards for marketing. Over the years he has been widely published in magazines, been a guest on some well respected podcasts and blogs, and Patrick Neate called him ‘quite a writer’ on the Book Slam podcast. He is married and lives in Leicestershire with his wife and cat. The Zoo is his first novel and was published by Sandstone Press in April 2015.

Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician. His first book, We Can’t All Be Astronauts, a memoir about jealousy and having one last shot at achieving your dreams, won Best Biography/Memoir at the East Anglian Book Awards. He has performed his work on BBC 1, 2, Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, and has written for publications including The Guardian and The Times. His fiction debut, The Honours, was published by Canongate in 2015, to critical acclaim. As a stand-up poet, Tim performs all over the UK and internationally, both as a solo act and as a member of acclaimed poetry collective Aisle16 (‘Highlights of the spoken word scene’ – The Sunday Times). His debut solo show, Death Drive, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, and his follow-up show, How To Be A Leader, also appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011. His first collection, Pub Stuntman, is published by Nasty Little Press. His latest solo show, a new hour of his best stand-up poetry, is called Be Kind To Yourself. He is also the creator of the Poetry Takeaway, the world’s first mobile poetry emporium. For the last 5 years, he has also undertaken his 101 Poems In A Day project, writing 101 poems in a day and posting each online as he writes it, based on title suggestions from the public.


Booking can be made online here, or by calling the Free Word box office on 020 7324 2570.