3 jours de littérature 27,28,29 août

Les auteurs, d’ateliers, de réunions, d’écriture, de poésie, de théâtre, un salon de littérature, et beaucoup de plus. Une librairie sur l’emplacement. Bars, cafés et restaurants locaux. Réserver en avance est recommandé car quelques sessions.

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Lunch time writers network with ‘The Modigliani Girl’ author – Jacqui Lofthouse – at the Charroux Litfest 2015

Jacqui LofthouseJacqui will be hosting a lunchtime coaching session on Friday 28th August for  new, aspiring  and established writers. Bring or buy your lunch and settle down for an enjoyable and creative hour with other writers to benefit from  her  expert advice and guidance.



The Modigliani Girl

Novelist, writing coach and literary consultant, based in South West London – Jacqui began writing fiction whilst studying for her first degree in Drama and English at the University of Bristol. After graduating, she embarked on a career in radio production, enabling her to interview many authors whose ideas encouraged her to keep writing. She has published four novels. The Temple of Hymen Bluethroat Morning, ‘Een Stille Verdwijning’ and most recently The bluethroat-morningModigliani Girl published in January 2015 by Blackbird Books.

www.thewritingcoach.co.uk   www.facebook.co/jacquilofthouse

Isabel Ashdown ‘Great escapes – Journeys into fiction’ a talk at the Charroux litfest 2015

flight-by-isabel-ashdown-coverWhen Wren’s numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn’t tell her husband, Rob.  Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter Phoebe goodbye, and leaves.  Two decades later, Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura.  Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life.  But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all.

Moving between the majestic coastline of North Cornwall and the leafy suburbs of London, Flight is a story of secrets and lies – and of the indelible traces that are left behind when someone tries to disappear.

Book for the talk by Isabel Ashdown on Friday 28 August at 11.30

‘A compulsive read … Flight has great clarity and meaning’ –newbooks magazine, 5 star review

Autobiography, biography & real life fiction at the Charroux Litfest

Diana Morgan-Hill And Buddha Love And Justice 2Diana Morgan-Hill will talk about her  own story  from  ‘Love and justice’

Margaret ClarkeMargaret Clarke will talk about her  bitter sweet search for her birth parents from  ‘Are you Averill?’

Barry WalshBarry Walsh will talk about real life fiction and read extracts  from his novel ‘The Pimlico Kid’

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Catherine Goulletquer

Catherine Goulletquer, Maguy Villechange and Christine Collette will host a discussion  on writing biography

Barry Walsh- A Londoner and a story of first love, at the Charroux litfest 2015

Barry WalshCome and meet Barry on Thursday 27th August at Charroux, when he will be talking about how he came late to writing. His first novel, The Pimlico Kid – a story of first love – was published in July 2013 by HarperCollins, for whom he is currently writing a second novel, Love Me Do. He told us he has now given up all ‘suited’ work to write full time – well, a lot of the time.

Barry was born and grew up in central London and went to school in the East End. After dropping out of university, he worked at the Mermaid Theatre where a very tolerant Lord Miles allowed him to work in publicity. Later, he left to live in Greece where he’d planned, among other things, to write a novel. He didn’t. He subsequently spent a career in corporate communications.

When not writing, Barry enjoys the theatre, reading, watching Arsenal, being in France, listening to classical music and Neil Young, as well as occasionally gazing at Audrey Hepburn’s face.

Barry est  scolarisé à Londres, où il était né. Après l’université il a travaillé au ‘Mermaid Theatre.’

Jusqu’au son depart pour la Grèce d’où il a pensé d’écrire un roman, lequl était inachevé.

ll  est donc venu tard à l’écriture. Son premier roman,The Pimlico Kid – une histoire des premières amours – était édité en juillet 2013 par HarperCollins, pour qui il écrit actuellement un deuxième roman, Love me Do.