This year is the centenary year for International Women’s Day. To mark the day, the ‘Progressive Women: Information and Education Fair’ is being held at Walthamstow Central Library on Tuesday 8 March.
The fair runs from 10am until 4pm and there are a range of events, workshops, information stands and talks on the day. Various charities and support organisations will have stalls and there are workshops on everything from writing good CVs to yoga. A full listing on what is available on the day can be found on the flyers to the left.
The 3pm talk is by Nicola Lees and is called ‘Developing TV ideas from concept to pitch’. Nicola is the author of ‘Greenlit: Developing factual/reality TV ideas from concept to pitch’ and she will be sharing her insights and experience of 13 years working in TV.
Sources for more information are listed on the flyers. If you click on the flyers, they should pop up nice and big so you can read them!
Writer Ellen Galford is coming to Waltham Forest next month. ‘An audience with Ellen Galford’ is on at the North Chingford Library on Monday 7 March.
Although the event is not strictly in Walthamstow, it is easily accessible from E17 and looks interesting. Ellen is an American-born Scottish writer who moved to the UK in 1971. She came out in the mid-1970s and will be discussing what it was like to be the author of contemporary lesbian fiction in the 1980s and 1990s. Ellen will also be reading from her 1993 work, ‘The Dyke and the Dybbuk’.
The event runs from 7.45pm-8.45pm and is free. You can just turn up on the day, or book a place by phoning the library on 020 8496 1070.
Poet Mimi Khalvati heads up a night of poetry at Walthamstow Central Library on Wednesday 2 March. The event also features two locally based rising stars, Emma Hammond and Dave Bryant, and poetry from members of the Forest Poets.
Mimi Khalvati was born in Iran and has lived most of her life in England. Her most recent book, ‘The Meanest Flower’, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize. Mimi is a founder of The Poetry School.
Emma Hammond and Dave Bryant are the other two featured poets on the bill. Emma’s blog can be found here, and information on Dave can be found here. The line-up is completed by Forest Poets Jane Colman, Ruth Wiggins, Michael Shamm and Nigel Pollitt.
Entry to the event is £4 and wine and cheese will be available. Bargain. Doors open at 7pm and it’s nice and close to the tube. You can find more information on the event here.