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Library presents ‘Emerging Authors’,
an event with three Northern Ireland-based female authors on Monday 6 March at 7:00pm.
this event, you will have the opportunity to meet three emerging authors,
Angeline King, Helen Nicholl and Lesley Allen, hear readings from their work
and find out more about their writing careers to date.
King is the author of Snugville Street,
a post-conflict story set around a French exchange in Belfast’s Shankill area
and A Belfast Tale, a transatlantic
tale of love and hope that follows the road to peace from 1990. Angeline has
published two novels and written a fiction blog filled with heart-warming
nostalgic prose and stories based on her childhood in Larne. Angeline is writing
her fourth novel, based in post-war historical Larne and is finalising a
factual book on the history of Festival Irish dancing in Ulster.
Nicholl was born and grew up in South Africa. She came to London in 1970 and
lived and worked in England and Northern Ireland before moving to Zimbabwe,
where she lived for 18 years, before returning to Belfast in 2000. Helen has
written books all her life. Her published work includes some South African
journalism, a children’s book ‘The Animal
Bus’ and ‘The Traveller’s Guide to
Love’. She also writes a book-themed blog, ‘Losing the Plot’ (helennicholl.blogspot.com). Helen
lives in Holywood, Co. Down.
Allen’s debut novel, The Lonely Life of
Biddy Weir, was published in 2016. Set in a fictional seaside town in
Northern Ireland, the novel is a heartbreaking tale of bullying and redemption
which spans from the late 1970s to 2001. The story has universal appeal, which
ultimately affirms the value of being different. Lesley works as the press
officer and assistant programmer for Open House Festival and was named as one
of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s 2016 Artist Career Enhancement Scheme
(ACES) recipients for literature. She lives in Bangor with her teenage
Everyone is welcome to this
event. Admission is free and booking is advisable.
Contact Newtownbreda Library (Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 7HL) on telephone:
028 9070 1620 or email: email@example.com