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Opening night with Robert Penn, Emma Bevan & Georgina Jones
Thu 20 April 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
An evening of inspiring talks from three non-fiction writers who all write for very different reasons . . .
So you’ve got a story to tell: How to begin writing narrative non-fiction – In this talk, Robert Penn examines the stories and structure of six famous modern non-fiction books, illuminating the path to writing successful non-fiction. Robert Penn is a journalist and the author of several non-fiction books including the best-selling It’s All About the Bike and BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees.
Emma Bevan is an artist, writer and events coordinator, who lives in the Brecon Beacons. As a single parent and cancer survivor, Emma firmly believes in the importance of honouring our memories and experiences, and that expressing ourselves through writing and art is a powerful coping and healing strategy.Emma has worked with many groups and individuals, running workshops for both creativity and mindfulness; she believes having fun with words is both beneficial to the writer and the reader. Emma's poetry and short stories have been published, and she also writes blogs on both her artist and personal websites. Emma hopes to encourage us to write for its own sake, simply for the joy of it.
Georgina Jones, founder of Turn Lights On, and author of the book of the same name will be talking about why she thinks everyone is a writer and inspiring people never to miss an opportunity to use the power of words. In her words her super power is . . . dyslexia.
Georgina has spoken around the world about connection (working with Innocent Drinks, DHL, Admiral Insurance, National Office of Statics to name a few). Last year she had the opportunity to speak at TEDx and this year has many speaking opportunities in Europe and USA.