With John Morrish, writer and editor

Saturday May 13 2023, 13:00 — 16:00

The Lab, Gloucester Central Library
Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HT

An afternoon of serious fun, intended to inspire and encourage you to write and create a book. It can be about anything: that’s up to you.

Everyone is welcome: all ages, abilities, backgrounds and ambitions.
It’s a free event. You don’t need any qualifications and you don’t need to bring anything. We will be working with pens, pencils and paper, primarily. (We like alliteration.)

A book is a container

A book is a 3D object designed to contain stories, memories, ideas, emotions, information, pictures and anything else. It’s up to you what you put inside it.

In our short time together we will talk about what makes a good book and how you can create one.

The order of events

13:00 Welcome aboard.

13:30 What you can write – and how you can do it better.

14:30 How to edit yourself – or someone else.

15:00 How to make a book – and what to do with it.

We look forward to seeing you.

John Morrish is a reporter, magazine and book editor and radio and television writer. He leads the Cheltenham Stories writing group, which meets every Sunday. You are welcome to join. Last year he wrote and privately published his first novel, Consequences, a comedy about everyday life in Gloucestershire. If you ask nicely he’ll give you a copy.