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Bedford Central Library will be playing host to the Polari Literary Salon on Wednesday 2nd December and to celebrate, Paul Burston (author, journalist) and VG Lee (author, comedian) will be offering a FREE 2 hour workshop for writers wishing to share their work with an audience.

 

Between 2pm and 4pm, participants will take part in a creative writing exercise but are also asked to bring along a piece of their own work – be it fiction, non-fiction, poetry etc. that they would like to read in public.

 

In a safe and supportive environment the workshop will concentrate on the performing side of an author’s life: editing and adapting work to read aloud, timing, voice control and connecting with the audience. At the end of the workshop one writer will be offered the chance to read at the Polari event later the same evening.

 

Author and journalist, Paul, created London’s award-winning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) literary salon ‘Polari’ and The Polari First Book Prize and we are delighted to welcome them back to Bedford as part of a Polari National Tour funded by Arts Council England.

The event will start at 7pm and is also free to attend.

 

Cllr Sarah Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, said: “This workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for local budding writers, as both Paul and VG have a wealth of experience and creativity. I am delighted that the Polari tour has chosen to return to Bedford once more.”

 

If you would like to attend one or both of these events, you can get tickets in advance from Bedford Central Library, or call 01234 718178.

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