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Tracy Bloom & Laura Jane Williams

Writing Real Women with Tracy Bloom & Laura Jane Williams

Friday 28 May

Sadly this event is cancelled Venue:

Start the weekend (and half term) off in the relaxing atmosphere of CUBE Cafe - and a look at real women in fiction.

Have you ever read a book and thought - yes that's me - that's exactly how I feel, and wondered how the author has managed to create such a relatable character? Join two Derbyshire born women's fiction authors Tracy Bloom and Laura Jane Williams as they discuss how they approach writing about women at various stages in their lives. Where do they get their inspiration from? Do they use personal experiences? How do they reflect what is going on in women's lives today?

Laura Jane Williams’ debut novel Our Stop was an international hit, followed by the equally well-received The Love Square. She has published non-fiction including Ice Cream for Breakfast and The Life Diet, and written for the Telegraph, the Guardian, Marie Claire, the Independent, Cosmopolitan and Stylist Magazine. Previously a columnist for both Grazia and Red, her next novel is the hotly-anticipated The Lucky Escape.

Tracy Bloom's debut romantic comedy novel, No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday was a No 1 Bestseller and has been translated into over a dozen languages. Her first book was based on a woman going through pregnancy but for her latest (11th) novel she has focused on the chaotic and funny diary of a middle-aged woman trying to find her life when everything around her is changing: The Wife Who Got A Life.

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