Donna Scott is one of several writers who have contributed to a collaborative novel, Vicious Circle, to be published later this month. The book is the result of the Writing Futures project run by Northamptonshire Libraries looking into how social media and libraries can be utilized by writers in collaboration, taking suggestions on content from the public. The challenge was to write the "48-hour book" - not literally a book written in 48 hours, but an attempt to see what progress could be made in a short space of time to begin the workings of a novel. Ten writers took part in the project, including social information coach, Ben Elijah, Judith Allnatt (The Poet's Wife) and children's author Sue Bentley.
Vicious Circle is a story of a disparate group of Northampton people, whose lives become interconnected by one tragic event on the day the fair comes to town.
29th July 12 - Writing: launch of Vicious Circle, The Carnegie, Hall, Northampton Central Library.
12 noon - Bucks Fizz and canapés arrival
12:15pm - Introduction by Grace Kempster.
12:25pm - How the book was developed: Ben Elijah and Judith Allnatt
12:45pm - Book signing.
1pm - Walk down to Bardic Picnic, Delapre Abbey, South Lawn
1:30pm - Readings on main stage.
2pm - Book signing in the Creative Writing Marquee
2:30pm - Picnic lunch while watching the Bardic competition.
If you would like to attend the launch at the library, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07968 654510
As former Bard of Northampton, Donna Scott is also working with Northamptonshire Libraries to judge the Children's Jubilee Poetry Competition, the results of which will be announced in September 2012.