Margaret Skea will lead an interactive discussion about creating convincing dialogue in fiction.
Unsure about how to give voice to your characters? Worried that your dialogue is drifting towards he said/she said territory? The BWF chair will show how to make dialogue sparkle.
Margaret is an award-winning writer of historical fiction and her latest book, Katharina: Deliverance, is an account of the life of Katharina Von Bora, wife of religious reformer Martin Luther.
For further details, go to www.margaretskea.com
The meeting takes places on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in the Lesser Hall of St Boswells Village Hall. Refreshments will be served from 7pm, with the talk beginning at 7.20pm. Non-members are welcome to attend on payment of a £3 entry fee.
Bernard MacLaverty is an award-winning novelist, playwright, screenwriter, short story writer and librettist.
His 1997 novel, Grace Notes, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and his latest work, Midsummer Break, was chosen as Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017. Bernard also wrote the screenplay for his 1983 novel, Cal, a film starring Helen Mirren and John Lynch.
Born and raised in Belfast, he now lives in Glasgow.
For more information, go to: www.bernardmaclaverty.com
The meeting takes place on Thursday, September 20, 2018, in the Lesser Hall of St Boswells Village Hall. Refreshments will be served from 7pm, with the talk due to start at 7.20pm. Non-members are welcome to attend on payment of a £3 entry fee.
Those wishing to join the BWF for 2018-19 are invited to pay the £15 membership fee on the night or make arrangements to pass it to treasurer Sarah Johnston before the October meeting.
This is a Live Literature session funded through the Scottish Book Trust
Many thanks to the writers who supported out first (unofficial) meeting of the 2018/19 programme:
Open Mic @ Museum Room, Chambers Institution, Peebles, on September 1, 2018.
The readers were: Laurna Robertson, Cate Ryan, Campbell Hutcheson, Tony Parkinson, Norma Powers, Christopher Ryan, David Adamson, Pim Claridge, Phillip Hutton, Hayley Emberey, Tom Murray, Jane Pearn, Jenny Anderson, Ros Anderson and Robert Leach.