A writer’s journey
What does it take to become a writer?
Join Sam Davey, in conversation with Chrissy Harmar-Brown for an insightful and fascinating discussion on becoming a writer.
Sam published her first novel in 2017 and then went on to launch the Hastings Literary Festival, whilst continuing to write articles and short stories (and attempting to finish her second novel) and working full time as a Project Director in the construction industry.
Becoming a writer is as much about discipline, resilience and self-confidence as it is about creativity. Learning to manage your time so you can prioritise your writing is just one way in which you can help yourself to achieve your ambitions. It is also about understanding yourself and finding your own voice and style, opening yourself fully to learn from others whilst developing an inner trust in your own work.
This session will provide you with an insight into one writer’s journey – and will help you to focus on ways in which you can build your own confidence and belief in yourself as a writer.
Sam Davey is author of Angels of Islington (Mirador, 2017), winner of the 2019 Fiction Factory Short Story prize and author of a number of published articles and short stories. A former Whitehall Civil Servant and Director of Business Transformation, Sam is also the founder and Director of the Hastings Literary Festival, which is now entering its third year.
Chrissy Harmar-Brown’s career as writer and director includes working in television as Head of Development at La Plante Productions and as Script Editor on Casualty. She has been commissioned to write for a number of contexts including scripts for theatre, TV and film, puppetry, youth theatre, heritage, Shakespeare adaptations and devised work. In addition, she designs and delivers a range of arts projects and writing workshops for adults and young people and teaches on the Creative Writing Programme at Sussex Coast College.
Tickets £5 /£3 (NWS Friends)
Free tickets for current and former students on the Creative Writing Programme in Hastings. Email email@example.com to reserve your place.
The venue is Splash Cafe, 21 White Rock, Hastings, TN341JY.
Everyone is welcome – whether you are a published author, have a work in progress or are thinking about starting writing.
“There was an amazing warmth in the room and because of the café setting everyone had a chance to speak to each other. I loved that we had published writers, writers looking to be published and those looking for a writing community all together. I can’t wait for the next one.’ – Wayne Herbert, Write Night Host.
‘It is fabulous to see so many local writers coming together and sharing their experiences’ – Dave
‘Really inspirational and encouraged me to keep going with my writing’ – Kate
‘Leaving the lonely writer’s eyrie to share inspirational ideas with a gaggle of writers is magnificently motivational’ – Sue and Kirstie
‘A triumphant launch’ – Sam
Next month: Emma from Splash Cafe enjoyed the event so much that she’s decided to open the doors early next month for anyone who wants an early drink or food. Doors will therefore open at 6pm and she will be serving her usual menu of paninis, soup and pizzas along with a special Write Night snack menu – Tempura King Prawns with sweet chilli dip, vegetable samosa with mango chutney, spinach and pine nut falafel with hummus, feta, olive and sundried tomato muffin with salad garnish, and sweet potato fries and mayo.
12 March 2020
£5 / £3 (NWS Friends)