We’ve got two special meetings lined up this month and next.
The first, on Monday 17 February, celebrates the publication of Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace, the second comic crime novel by our member Olga Wojtas. Olga, who also writes “cosy crime e-novellas” under the name Helena Marchmont, will be reading from her new book, published three days before our meeting, and talking about striking the balance between writing for the Times Educational Supplement and writing novels.
She’ll be joined by former Herald arts correspondent Phil Miller whose second novel, All The Galaxies, is partially set in a newsroom in a dying newspaper (sound familiar?). Phil will be reading an exclusive extract from his forthcoming novel.
In the chair will be Jackie McGlone who, as well as being a feature writer and former editor, is a frequent chair at events in the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Then in March we have a special student-run meeting in which a panel of journalism students will discuss the topics they have been investigating for their dissertations.
MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY: JOURNALISTS WRITING FICTION
Novelists Olga Wojtas and Phil Miller in conversation with chair Jackie McGlone
Film Guild Room
88 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
0131 228 6382
You get to the Film Guild room via the corridor to the left of the bar/restaurant. Be aware there may be films showing, so please keep conversation to a minimum until you’re in the room.
MONDAY 16 MARCH: STUDENT SPECIAL
Hot dissertation topics discussed by the next generation of journalists
Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace, above, Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
I look forward to seeing you at both events.