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Every Monday, 12noon to 3pm
Bristol Central Library
Bristol Libraries is joining forces with the Royal Literary Fund’s Writing Project Bristol to offer free one-to-one advice sessions on how to write English effectively to get your message across. The Royal Literary Fund is an educational charity whose focus is on the craft of writing, not creative writing.
The aim of these sessions is to help people who want to improve their writing for business or business planning, writing a CV or job application, or preparing a personal statement for UCAS.
One-to-one advice sessions with a professional writer will be held every Monday in the Central Library's Learning Centre. Appointments are confidential, last for 45 minutes and must be booked in advance.
To book your free session please ask in the Learning Centre or call 0117 903 7234.
Wednesday 15 July, 7pm
Bristol Central Library
Books about cookery, travel and romance are as popular as ever in our libraries, but this summer readers will have the opportunity to meet an author whose work combines all three. Canadian writer Jennifer Klinec will be visiting the Central Library to talk about The Temporary Bride, her memoir of love, and food, in Iran.
Having left a corporate job to start a cooking school, the writer’s quest for new recipes lead her to Iran, to learn the secrets of the Persian kitchen. Whilst prepared to encounter new and unusual cuisine and culture, what she hadn’t expected was a growing attraction to her host’s son, which would pit her against strict Iranian laws and customs.
Getting under the skin of one of the most complex and fascinating nations on earth, The Temporary Bride is a soaring story of being loved, being fed, and the struggle to belong.
Jennifer Klinec will read from her work, talk about her experiences and answer readers’ questions before signing copies of the book which will be available for sale. Tickets cost £2.50 and are available from any library.