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Greenacre Writers join the Trinity in May Festival, writes Rosy Moorhead
It started out as a series of informal meetings between four friends who were all writing novels. It grew into a small writers group which soon attracted so many members they had to split into four writers groups. And now Greenacre Writers are pleased, and not a little bit proud, to present their first ever mini literary festival.
Part of Trinity in May, the North Finchley music and art festival centred around Trinity Church in Nether Street, a literary festival is a much needed addition to the growing Barnet arts scene.
“We’re doing it on a shoe-string,” admits co-founder Lindsay Bamfield, “but we’d like to expand it. There’s a bit of a dearth of writing events, so we’d like to put Barnet on the map.”
Lindsay and her fellow Greenacre Writers have used their contacts to build up an impressive guest list of speakers, including Alex Wheatle MBE, the award-winning author of Brixton Rock, Paolo Hewitt, a former NME journalist and author of more than 20 books, and Emily Benet, whose debut book Shop Girl Diaries is currently being filmed as a TV pilot. The festival will also see the launch of Greenacre Writers’ second annual writing competition, which will be judged by Paolo Hewitt. The closing date is October 31.
The Greenacre Writers Mini Literary Festival will be taking place at Trinity Church, Nether Street, North Finchley on Saturday, May 26 from 2pm to 5.30pm.