25 SEPT
30 SEPT
2018

WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

TITLE: SPINNING NEW TALES FROM OLD

TIME: 11.30AM - 1.00PM
LOCATION: ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, ANDREAS
COST: £15.00

Writing workshop with author Zoe Gilbert.

Zoe, the author of Folk, appeared at the Beijing Bookworm Festival in China on behalf of the British Council and was commissioned by Microsoft to create a short story book. She chairs the Short Story Critique Group at Waterstones Piccadilly and co-hosts the Short Story Club at the Word Factory. She is also the co-founder of London Lit Lab, providing creative writing courses for Londoners. She is working on a PhD in Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester, focusing on the influence of folk tales on contemporary short stories. Her workshop will focus on using folk tales as inspiration for telling new stories.

Event sponsored by Lingua Franca

Spaces are limited, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com (discounted price of £20 if booking both this workshop and the Literary-inspired Songwriting workshop)

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TITLE: LITERARY-INSPIRED SONGWRITING

TIME: 1.30PM - 2.30PM
LOCATION: ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, ANDREAS
COST: £10

Workshop with The Bookshop Band

Go behind the scenes with The Bookshop Band and let them guide you through their songwriting process to help you make a start on your very own hit! No previous songwriting or musical experience necessary.


Event sponsored by Lingua Franca


Spaces are limited, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com (discounted price of £20 if booking both this workshop and the Spinning New Tales from Old workshop)

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TITLE: FOLK - ZOE GILBERT & THE BOOKSHOP BAND

TIME: 7.00PM - 9.30PM
LOCATION: ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, ANDREAS
COST: £10

Zoe’s debut novel, Folk, was published earlier this year by Bloomsbury. Inspired by her visits to the Isle of Man, the novel is set in the island village of Neverness and draws on myth and folklore, with the tales interweaving over the course of a generation.

Joining Zoe for the night will be The Bookshop Band - Beth Porter and Ben Please - who have toured the UK and further abroad for the last eight years, appearing at numerous bookshops and festivals. They have released 13 albums in that time and been commissioned by the V&A Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and most recently writing two songs for the launch of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust.

With Zoe talking about Folk and how the Isle of Man inspired her writing, and Beth and Ben playing two sets of folktale-inspired songs - and including a guest appearance by Isle of Man singer Simon Smart - it promises to be a magical night in the beautiful setting of St Andrew’s Church in Andreas.

If you’d like to enjoy a drink during the evening, we are happy for you to bring your own.

Event sponsored by Lingua Franca

Book using the link below, call 01624 600555, or visit the Villa Marina reception or Sea Terminal Welcome Centre. Also available from Bridge Bookshop in Port Erin and Ramsey.

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Zoegilbert.comthebookshopband.co.uk