PULP NET & FINFEST - a one day free litfest in Finsbury Park. Sunday 16 September, 2007
1pm-2pm: Creative writing with Catherine Johnson (workshop)
Could you lie for a living? Come along to this workshop and find out how. Catherine Johnson has written nine novels for young adults including Stella, Landlocked and Face Value. (ages 12+)
2pm: Mark Piggott, Jae Watson, Heidi James & Marek Kazmierski
Readings by new young authors published by Legend Press and Apis Books, two pf whom also published stories with Pulp Net; Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone interviews them about their work.
Through a series of practical exercises to suit writers of all levels, we’ll explore how to transform a handful of earth into a tropical rain forest, a pond into a lake, and Seven Sisters Road into a mountain. Tutor Shaun Levin. Open air workshop.
4pm: Alison Macleod & Lane Ashfeldt (reading & talk)
Alison Macleod’s new collection 15 Tales of Attraction is out next month from Penguin. Here she focuses on one particular tale out of the 15 tales, ‘Notes for a Chaotic Century’ and discusses unlikely sources of literary inspiration with Lane Ashfeldt. Followed by a short reading by Nigel Nicholson (4.45).
5pm: Nick Johnstone and MattThorne (reading & talk)
Non-fiction writer Nick Johnstone and novelist Matt Thorne are among the contributors to the anthology Perverted by Language. They read from their stories, followed by a short reading by up-and-coming young writer Nimer Rashed.
6pm: Aoife Mannix and Nikesh Shukla
Irish poet and performer Aoife Mannix presents extracts from her show Growing Up an Alien. Nikesh Shukla, aka Yamboy, is a writer and rapper caught between the cityscapes of Bombay and the green and pleasant land of London.
All events take place in the Story Tent, Finsbury Park, London N4. The Story Tent is located near the tennis courts. Map.