There’s a literary feast of events coming up at Horsham Library this summer. The first two are part of the town’s annual Festival.
• Tuesday 11 July, 7pm – Meet the Author: Juliet West
Her new novel ‘The Faithful’ is a gripping love story which follows the lives of two very different families in the years leading up to the Second World War. Set in Sussex and London, the book explores the turbulent 1930s, revealing how women were recruited into the Blackshirt movement. The evening includes a Q&A with the author, the chance to buy a signed copy of the book and a glass of wine.
Tickets available from Horsham Library, £4.00.
• Thursday 13 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm – Flash Fiction & How to Write for Competitions. A writing workshop led by award- winning fiction writer Tracy Fells.
Tracy will share her successes in writing for competitions from both the perspective of an entrant and a judge. There will be some short writing exercises, so please bring a pen and paper – by the end of the session you could leave with a 75 word flash story ready to submit. Suitable for writers of all levels and genres. Find out more about Tracy at http://tracyfells.blogspot.com and on Twitter @theliterarypig
Tickets available from Horsham Library, £7.00 in advance, or £8.00 on the door. Refreshments will be served.
• Thursday 20 July, 7pm – Jane Austen and the Military, an illustrated talk by Rupert Matthews.
Jane Austen’s novels feature many characters that are, or have been, in the military. This is not surprising as during her lifetime Britain was locked in a titanic struggle against Napoleonic France, but what does she tell us about the military of her time and how accurate are her accounts? The talk features George Wickham (Pride & Prejudice), Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion), Colonel Brandon (Sense & Sensibility), Mr Weston (Emma) and William Price (Mansfield Park among others).
Tickets available from Horsham Library, £4.00. Refreshments will be served.
Horsham Library, Lower Tanbridge Way, RH12 1PJ; 01403 224353