My daughter, Megan Kerr and I are exhibiting Rope of Words at Wantage Vale and Downland Museum. We are also giving a talk about the book as well as individual workshops. The talk is on Thursday 29th October 2015 at 11.00am.
Here are the workshops:
Fancy making something out of nothing?
Join Lin Kerr for a craft café session with a Betjeman twist.
Taking inspiration from the great man’s evocative poem In a Bath Teashop, adults are invited to an informal interactive mini collage-pattern workshop – followed by tea, scones and poetry.
You don’t need to be an artist – and all you need to bring is a pair of scissors.
Kerr is a fine artist, illustrator and calligrapher who lives in Chilton. Her exhibition, Rope of Words, will be on display at the Vale and Downland Museum during festival week.
She is a fellow of CLAS (Calligraphy and Lettering Society) and a full member of Letter Exchange, a society for professional lettering artists.
Kerr teaches calligraphy and exhibits lettering-based artworks and watercolours of flowers.
Tuesday, October 27. 4.15pm. The Bay Tree Café, 9 Newbury Street, Wantage, OX12 8BU Ticket:£15 including tea and scone
Please book by October 19.
British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition winner Megan Kerr will be giving tips from the top at her creative writing workshop in Wantage Library on Halloween.
The Oxford-based short-story writer, novelist and poet will explore magical realism through metaphor, idiom and making the abstract literal to create your own unique story.
Through guided exercises, you’ll turn abstract concepts into literal story events with a strong story arc. This approach creates unique stories that remain as real as they are dreamlike, with an underlying core of truth.
By the end of the session, you’ll have mapped out your own short story – and have an approach to use for both poetry and magical realist stories.
Kerr is a creative writing teacher, fiction writer and ghost-writer whose short story Rope of Words came first in the British Fantasy Society competition in 2012.
She grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, but fell in love with Oxford in 1995 and has lived there since 2002. She has a Masters in English Literature from the University of Oxford, and a First in English Literature from the University of Cape Town.
Saturday, October 31. Wantage Library. 10.30am-12pm. Ticket: £10
Aimed at an adult audience, young people aged 14+ are welcome to attend but they must be accompanied by an adult.