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SEPTEMBER


Book Discussion "Normal People" by Sally Rooney Liesl Olivier



In September we will be reading "Normal People" by Sally RooneyrnrnAt school, Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal.

From 09/09/2021 until 09/09/2021

Venue:
Amsterdam (Meeting will be on Zoom)
Address:
Dam 3, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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OCTOBER


Book Club Discussion ’The Sakura Obsession’ by Naoko Abe



Beautifully illustrated, this book magically connects stories of WWII, Japanese history, and the fascinating cherry blossom trees. A novel that revels in the protagonist's all-consuming obsession.rn

From 10/28/2021 until 10/28/2021

Venue:
Amsterdam (Meeting will be on Zoom)
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Dam 3, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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NOVEMBER


Book Club Discussion ’Where the Crawdads Sing’, by Delia Owens Liesl Olivier



In November we will be reading, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens’. The author’s debut topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 and The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2020.rnrnA story of survival, this unforgettable book is for every reader who appreciates nature’s wilderness with an added intrigue of murder and suspense.

From 11/25/2021 until 11/25/2021

Venue:
Amsterdam (Meeting will be on Zoom)
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Dam 3, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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DECEMBER


Book Club Discussion ’Three Daughters of Eve’ by Elif Shafak



Three Daughters of Eve is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind, however, are the memories invoked by her almost-lost Polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart.

From 12/30/2021 until 12/30/2021

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Amsterdam (Meeting will be on Zoom)
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Newport Writers

Newport Writers

We are a diverse group from south Wales with over 20 members, covering a broad age range and a variety of styles within the sphere of writing. We include poets, novelists, writers of flash fiction and short stories, plays, and film scripts.

We published an anthology in February 2020, entitled Newport Writers – An anthology of poetry and prose. Available from Amazon in paperback and for Kindle. We have been meeting on Zoom during the pandemic, but are now returning gradually to meeting in person.

One evening a month we host guest speakers on Zoom giving information about a broad range of writing-related issues. If you would like to join one of these sessions, just send us an email. Before the pandemic, we held an Open Mic night once a month at popular Newport coffee shop Horton’s, and we hope to resume this soon.

We welcome you to share our wonderful homeland, a land of beautiful scenery and warm-hearted people. A land that although being part of the United Kingdom, has a language and culture of its own. Welsh people have a unique, subtle sense of humour. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. All members of our group speak English, and a few are fluent in Welsh. Our national language is once again taught in our schools, however during much of the 20th century its use was discouraged in many schools. Although we are not fluent in Welsh, we do speak (and write in) Wenglish, which is English with some Welsh words and expressions. Read our anthology to discover more!

But don’t be afraid. We also write about subjects and places other than Wales, clearly expressed in English. However we have travelled; we are citizens of the world. We embrace and appreciate other languages and cultures.

As well as offering our writing and Zoom meetings for your entertainment, some of our members are available to read and critique the writing of others, and also offer proofreading.

Contact us: [email protected]

Facebook: Newportwritersgroup

Twitter: @NewportWriters

Among our members are:

Tony Lawrence, who started Newport Writers in 2017. Born and bred in Newport, south Wales, he and his wife enjoy holidays abroad. Sadly these have been curtailed during the pandemic. Being a 9 to 5 slave, Tony escapes the everyday humdrum by writing. He has written countless short stories, and is working on a novel. Sometimes the worlds he creates are places he’d rather be. Unfortunately on some occasions he ends up somewhere bad and has to make a hasty return.

Karenne Griffin, novelist and proofreader. Born in Australia, Karenne has lived in Wales for over 20 years. She is also looking forward to future European holidays when COVID-19 restrictions subside. Karenne is the author of five novels, and two short books about her travels in Wales, all available from Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. Karenne is available to read and critique other writers’ work at no charge. Proofreading available at a reasonable price.

Welsh-born Louise Mumford lives in Cardiff, South Wales. In the summer of 2019, she experienced a once-in-a-lifetime moment: she was discovered as a new writer by her publisher at the Primadonna Festival. Her debut novel, Sleepless, a “frighteningly inventive” speculative thriller inspired by her own experience of insomnia, was published by HQ Digital in December 2020. It has reached the overall Top 50 UK Kindle Chart and has recently been optioned for television. Sleepless is the July Killer Read at UK Asda stores nationwide.

Landing a literary agent and editor in North America’ 

In Conversation with Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency

We are excited to announce our upcoming webinar this month by renowned Literary Agent, Scott Eagan. In a highly competitive market, how can you publish your writing? With a special focus on North America, Scott will speak about what catches the eye of an agent and editor and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. The discussion will also highlight best practices for authors and the need to choose an agent carefully.

Writers can expect further guidelines on the following

    • Role of an agent and editor
    • Tips for choosing and meeting the right agent
    • The need for a perfectly good query letter
    • Networking and reviewing your progress
    • Reasons why a literary agent may not respond to your work

Time & Date: TBC The webinar will be held on our home page on our YouTube channel.

Due to limited spaces, please send an email to [email protected], introducing yourself and your interest in this webinar. This discussion is purely educational and a no-charge event. Kindly note that this is not an opportunity to pitch your story to the agent.

Biography: Scott Eagan is the literary agent for Greyhaus Literary Agency. Scott's education includes a BA in English Literature, A MA in Literacy, and a MA in Creative Writing. He is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and still dabbles in writing as a hobby. Outside of the agency, Scott is an instructor with the UCLA Extension Program teaching in the Publishing. He also provides critiques with Writer's Digest and does book reviews with Publisher's Weekly. His family continues to keep him busy with one who swims competitively, one who rides Hunter/Jumper equestrian, and one who dances. Greyhaus Literary Agency focuses exclusively on traditional romance and women’s fiction genres.

 

 



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