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WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018

IAN BILLINGS & PAUL DOWSWELL: WRITING FOR FUN & PROFIT

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

Sunday 28th January - 12.30pm

60mins

VOLUNTARY DONATION

 

Ian Billings and Paul Dowswell are both Wolverhampton based authors who write for children and young adults. Despite working in the precarious world of publishing neither of them live in an attic or have consumption. Find out how they did it and pick up tips on writing for fun and profit.

 

Ian Billings’ long career has taken him from street-entertainer to acclaimed theatre director and BBC radio playwright. He has written episodes for the Chuckle Brothers ‘Chucklevision’ TV Show, is a stand-up comedian and a children’s author. Ian has also found time to visit schools all over the world.

 

Paul Dowswell writes award-winning historical fiction and is a visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. His 2017 Bloomsbury novel ‘Wolf Children’ has been hailed as the best post-war children's novel since Ian Serraillier’s 1956 classic ‘The Silver Sword’.

 

 

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