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The Artist’s Way
A Course in Unblocking Creativity

Start date: January 11, 2017

End date: April 5, 2017

Time: Wednesday 7pm - 9pm

Location: The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Are you a writer, artist or musician but you’ve never managed to develop that part of your life? This course will help you to access and express your creativity. This is not a writing course but it will involve writing.

Based on the book by Julia Cameron

This is a 12 week course
£120 (£95 concessions)

To book email wordsandwalking@gmail.com

Creative Writing Day School
Calderdale Adult Learning

Date: November 26, 2016

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

Location: Heath Campus, Free School Lane

This one day course is a chance to devote a day to writing creatively. Come along and flex your writing muscles, extend your skills in creative writing and maybe discover your writing voice. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


Author Event with Anna Chilvers
Tainted Love and the Dark Satanic Mills of West Yorkshire

Date: November 22, 2016

Time: 18.00

Location: Hebden Bridge Library


Tainted Love, the second novel of Anna Chilvers, is a gothic tale set in the Upper Calder Valley. The narrative arc spans the last 200 years, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.

Anna will read from Tainted Love and also give a presentation on the Dark Satanic Mills of West Yorkshire.

For more information please contact 01422 288040

Tickets are free from www.ticketsource.co.uk (a small booking fee may apply)

Gothic Symposium Manchester
Dark Satanic Mills of West Yorkshire - Anna Chilvers, morning session

Date: October 22, 2016

Time: 08.30 - 18.00

Location: Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies

‘The Gothic North’ Symposium chaired by Dr Linnie Blake also including ‘Horror: A Literary History’ book launch and wine receptionhttps-cdn-evbuc-com-images-22089334-151774195127-1-original
In the year in which Manchester recognises the Gothic dimensions of the city in a programme of thrilling Halloween events (for which we are happy to take some credit), the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies continues to go from strength to strength. We are delighted to welcome the distinguished academic Professor Dale Townshend and the hugely talented novelist Andrew Michael Hurley as new members of staff at Manchester Met and new members of the Centre. Both will make a great contribution to our work and to future Gothic Manchester Festivals.
So, in keeping with our reputation for Gothic excellence in the fast-beating heart of the North, we are proud to present the fourth annual conference of the Gothic Manchester Festival – an event that explores the contribution made to the Gothic mode by places, people and things northern. Presentations range from the Lancashire witches to West Yorkshire’s dark satanic mills, from Doom Metal, northern Goth music and Gothic subcultures to horror poetics, from Nordic vampires to the Hull werewolf and from the frozen landscapes of the north to Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Presenting their work are creative writers and PhD students, early career researchers and internationally recognised specialists in their fields. All are committed to giving exciting and accessible papers of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the darkness that lurks beneath the surface of the northern world and manifests itself in stories and novels, films, television programmes, poetry, music and more. As ever, no specialist knowledge is needed but an interest in the grimness of the Gothic north is essential.
The symposium will finish at 6pm and be followed by the book launch of ‘Horror: A Literary History’, a wine reception and another fantastic cake creation from Conjurors Kitchen

Meet the Author with Anna Chilvers

Date: October 17, 2016

Time: 2pm

Location: Blackburn Library

Reading and chat with Anna Chilvers, author of Tainted Love and Falling Through Clouds

TRAILBLAZER – An Evening With Bluemoose Books
Featuring Anna Chilvers, Colette Snowdon and Dan Micklethwaite

Date: October 15, 2016

Time: 7pm

Location: Chorlton Library

Bluemoose Book are celebrating their 10th Birthday in conjunction with the Chorlton Book Festival. This event is the official launch for the Festival programme, and will feature three Bluemoose Writers, Anna Chilvers (Tainted Love), Colette Snowden (The Secret to Not Drowning) and Dan Micklethwaite (The Less than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote).

Bad Language Manchester
Award-winning spoken word night at The Castle

Date: August 31, 2016

Time: 19.30

Location: The Castle, Oldham Street, Manchester

bad languageAnna Chilvers headlining at the August Bad Language.

Meet the Author with Anna Chilvers

Date: July 18, 2016

Time: 2pm

Location: Brighouse Library

brighouse chair

I want that chair!!

Northern Short Story Festival

Date: June 4, 2016

Time: 11.30-13.30 & 15.15 to 16.15

Location: Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds


Michael Stewart, Kevin Duffy and Anna Chilvers at the Northern Short Story Festival, Leeds


The Bluemoose Books Salon with Sarayu Srivatsa, Anna Chilvers and Heidi James

Date: June 2, 2016

Time: 7pm

Location: Waterstones, Piccadilly, London

A fantastic evening at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London. Thank you to everyone who came.

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