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'After Work' 2 Writing Workshops - part of ChooSE27 Festival

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Are you a writer or always wanted to try your hand at writing? Then these 2 workshops are designed especially for you. Click on the headline for more info ...

Brought to the community as a partnership between Norwood Forum & West Norwood Library, these events are part of ChooSE27 Festival running throughout West Norwood and Tulse Hill showcasing places available to our community to work in or run an event. The festival is being run by our local BID: Station to Station

  • The first workshop is more generally about writing and members of our local Writers Group will be present to provide their insight into the craft including the difficulty of finding a publisher, and the self-publishing route as an alternative. 
  • The second workshop is about researching and writing history, and this will be led by Stuart Hibberd and Stephen Oxford.

For both workshops you are invited to bring along your own text to read from, or you are very welcome to sit back and listen - or come ready with questions for our panel. These are friendly, informal, round table conversations with no age restrictions and in a fully accessible space.

After Work Writing Workshops: 6.30pm - 7.30pm - may stretch onto 8pm-ish
Wednesday 31 May: Writing Round Table - with our local Writers Group
Thursday 1 June: Researching & Writing History with Stuart Hibberd and Stephen Oxford
Though FREE, please reserve your place via the links above so that we can gauge numbers

Where: West Norwood Library, 1-5 Norwood High St, West Norwood, SE27 9JX

Stuart Hibberd is the author of The first Crystal Palace Football Club 1861-1876, the definitive history of one of the founding members of the Football Association in 1863. He is the co-author of To the Palace for the Cup (1999), The Centenary History of the Arthur Dunn Cup (2003) and Tottenham Cakes and Bolton Pies! The story of the 1901 FA Cup (2022). He is a regular contributor to The Norwood Review on local history topics.

Stephen Oxford is a retired geography teacher who has lived in Norwood for more than 35 years. He is Editor of the Norwood Review, the quarterly magazine of the Norwood Society, for which he regularly researches and writes articles. Other works include a chapter in the book about the West Norwood Fire station, articles about the Crystal Palace Subway and two books about local history. He regularly gives local history talks and leads local history walks.

Find our more about work of The Norwood Society, including their programme of events here: www.norwoodsociety.co.uk/


event date: 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023