Secret Life of... Novels

Secret Life of… Novels
6 Mar 2019 at 06:30 pm
6 Mar 2019 at 08:30 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,
£16/ £12 concessions (VAT included)

The Secret Life of… Series

The creative process is often presented as mysterious, even alchemical. Novels arrive on bookshelves as if they just appeared whole and perfect. What is kept hidden from view? And what is the effect of keeping that process – the scenes from the cutting room floor, the false starts, the dead ends and failed drafts – hidden? In TLC’s Secret Life of… event series, we aim to part the curtain to reveal writing’s unseen components.

Secret Life of Novels, Wednesday March 6th 2019. The event will run 6.30-8.30pm.

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In the second part of TLC’s already acclaimed event series, initially launched as part of Free Word Centre’s ‘This is Private’ season, we invite three authors at the top of their game to speak about their creative process, creatively. From overarching structures to the minutiae of notebooks, graphs, sketches and scribbles, we lift the lid on creativity itself and get under the skin of the most private part of the writing process.

The theme for our March event is books drawn from life. Our guest novelists will be Kelleigh Greenberg, Michael Donkor, and Nell Stevens.

Tickets £16/ £12 concessions (under 30, students, unemployed, or on benefits. If you are unable to afford the concessionary rate, please get in touch).
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Accessibility notice: The venue for this event, Free Word Centre, is wheelchair accessible and this event will take place in the Lecture Theatre, which is on the ground floor. There is a hearing loop in the Theatre. If you require the assistance of a carer, please call or ">email us to let us know and we will allocate your carer a free place (we must have this information, with their full name, in advance please for capacity reasons). If you have a wheelchair, or require a seat near to the stage/near an exit, please let us know.

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What our guests have said:

“The Secret Life of Novels was a fantastic event. It was heartening and rewarding to hear the three writers discuss their process, struggles and development during their drafting process. An inspiring and motivating evening.”

“A fantastically intimate event that was as insightful as it was inspiring.”

“This was my first TLC event. It won’t be my last. An amazing opportunity to hear from there authors about their writing journey. Inspirational and motivating. A great location too and excellent value.”

“The Secret life of Novels was a brilliant and truly inspirational event. Each of the three authors speaking at the event were so generous and open while sharing their stories. Listening to them left me energised, inspired and hopeful. I couldn’t have asked for more.”

“A thoroughly enjoyable event with a great selection of guest authors. They were entertaining, informative and emotionally engaging. To share their creative processes and, at times their own insecurities, demonstrated a selflessness and an open honesty which was greatly appreciated. An event great for writers; aspiring and established.”

See a gallery of photos from our last Secret Life of event here