Thursday 07 Mar

Finding Your Writer’s Eye

Step inside Bloomsbury Publishing and Londnr Magazine’s collaboration for an evening on writing well and how learning to write starts with finding your writer’s eye.

Writers may be many things – often coming to the craft from all walks of life – but they do share one common and essential characteristic: they’re excellent observers. We’re bringing together three writing professionals to discuss the truth of this statement and how writers can really find inspiration in everyday life.

In an exciting new guide for writers, The Writer’s Eye, author and academic Amy E. Weldon draws on important new research into creative writing and shows how developing habits and practices of observing life can be the first step away from doubt and insecurity for many aspiring authors. We’re thrilled to have Amy with us for one night only to share what she’s learned in her research for The Writer’s Eye.

Our very own founder and editor of Londnr, Nina-Sophia Miralles, will also be sharing her experience of working with writers, and giving her advice to those looking to be published by some of the city’s thriving scene of independent journals and magazines. So if you have aspirations to get published, you can’t miss this!

Amy and Nina-Sophia will be talking to author and lecturer Gavin James Bower as we take a deep dive into how writers can best find their writer’s eye and polish up their current writing projects for publication.

Date: Thursday, March 7th
Timing: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm for drinks)
Venue: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road
Tickets: £20 for adults / £15 students and concessions. Select tickets to the event will include copies of The Writer’s Eye (worth £19.99).

PURCHASE TICKETS

For non-UK residents, or those unable to attend in person, tickets are available for our video recording. A link will be sent out to view this recording a few days after the event.

If you would like to bring a group of five or more together, please email institute@bloomsbury.com for a significant discount on your tickets.

This event is hosted by Bloomsbury Institute, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing. Please read our Event Terms and Conditions carefully as by buying a ticket to this event, you confirm that you accept these terms and condition and that you agree to comply with them, alongside the Eventbrite terms and conditions.

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Amy E. Weldon is Professor of English at Luther College, USA. She is the author of The Hands-On Life: How to Wake Yourself Up and Save the World(2018) and has published numerous essays in edited collections and stories and reviews in journals including Orion, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Common, Midwest Gothic, and The Carolina Quarterly.

Londnr Magazine is cultural reading for a curious audience. Featuring insightful essays, intriguing histories and beautifully written interviews, Londnr is a publication as eclectic as its namesake city. In both print and digital we attempt to uphold the traditions of ‘quality press’ by shying away from quick-fix journalism and filler content, preferring to take our time researching and telling a story. Follow @Londnr

Nina-Sophia Miralles is the founder and editor of Londnr Magazine, a print and digital publication which launched in 2015. Londnr’s focus is discerning journalism covering the arts, culture and lifestyle in the capital, with an emphasis on supporting the creative industries. She has also written for The Paris Review and previously worked at Harrods Magazine.

Gavin James Bower was born in Lancashire in 1982. He graduated from the University of Sheffield, before working as a model for John Galliano and Hermes in Paris. He is the author of two novels and one non-fiction work, and has contributed as a journalist to The Guardian, The Independent and Independent on Sunday, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and The Sunday Telegraph. He joined the writing team for EASTENDERS in 2014. He currently lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.