SWr1tes: Lauren Owen and Sarah Naughton at Pimlico Library

The Quick, by Lauren OwenLast week saw the launch of S.W.r1tes – the Pimlico Library Book Festival. An enthusiastic audience came to hear Lauren Owen present her highly acclaimed début novel The Quick. Lauren discussed the inspiration behind the book and also read excerpts. Included in what turned out to be a very responsive audience were members of the Dracula Society, who contributed to a hugely entertaining evening.

Pimlico Library thanks Lauren for coming and opening the festival.

Lauren Owen at Pimlico Library, September 2014  Sarah Naughton at Pimlico Library, September 2014

Two days later, it was the turn of Sarah Naughton, who once wrote about some of her favourite books for this blog.

The Blood List by Sarah NaughtonMs Naughton delivered a highly entertaining workshop entitled ‘Break into writing’. More than 30 people got advice on developing ideas and improving their creative skills as well as tips on their marketing and publishing options. Costa-nominated Sarah also read excerpts from her work, The Blood List. Finally, all the audience received a free book donated by Random House.

Here’s what audiences have said so far:

“Thank you for the advice”

“Very engaging presentation, thanks”

“Thought her book was absolutely amazing- even though it’s a child’s book.”

“I want to read the book”

“More of these events, please”

The festival continues until the end of this week, with more author events: Dr Wafik Moustafa (1 October) and Edward St Boniface (3 October) – see the Pimlico Library events page for more information.



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