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Being a Writer: Travis Elborough & Helen Gordon in conversation

October 17, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST

£4
Travis Elborough and Helen Gordon
Travis Elborough and Helen Gordon

Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences From the World's Greatest Authors is an inspiring anthology of hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. Join its editors, the authors Helen Gordon and Travis Elborough, as they discuss the particular highs and lows of the writing life from the time of Samuel Johnson and Grub Street to the age of silicon roundabout and Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning anthology explores the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer.

Travis Elborough is an author. His books include Atlas of Improbable Places, The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster, Wish You Were Here: England on Sea, A London Year and A Walk in the Park. He regularly appears on Radio 4 and writes for the Guardian and has lectured on creative and critical writing at The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank and The Royal College of Art.

Helen Gordon is the co-author of Being A Writer (Frances Lincoln) and author of Landfall, a novel published by Penguin. Her journalism has appeared in Intelligent Life and the Guardian. She is former associate editor of Granta magazine and teaches creative writing at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Date:
October 17, 2017
Time:
19:00 - 21:00 BST
Cost:
£4
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Pages of Hackney
Phone:
020 8525 1452
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Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road
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Phone:
020 8525 1452
Website:
https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk/