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Knighton Festival: online festival of books, art, & music
Fiction Writing Workshop
In this virtual one-hour workshop, Alexandra will share the process and essentials of writing fiction— and hopefully inspire participants to stretch their own writing muscles.
21 October 2020
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BBC Upload Festival and BBC Radio Shropshire
Catch Alexandra live in conversation with Maisie Olah on BBC Radio Shropshire at around 8:05/8:10pm BST on Monday 22nd June. They'll be chatting about Alexandra's debut novel, What Remains at the End. Then, throughout the week, tune in around 8:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to hear Alexandra read extracts from the book. If you miss the events live, you'll be able to catch them on BBC Sounds and BBC Upload after the broadcasts.
22nd-25th June 2020
BBC Radio Shropshire. For those of you not in Shropshire, catch the interview and readings live online here.
Will update with BBC Sounds and BBC Upload links when available.
The Seren Books Stay at Home Series
Alexandra Ford’s debut novel What Remains at the End is wonderfully intelligent and hauntingly beautiful. It focuses on the largely undocumented ethnic cleansing of the former Yugoslavia’s ethnic German population, the Danube Swabians, by Tito and his partisan regime. Alternating between the late 1940s and contemporary Serbia, the story is told from the perspective of Marie Kholer who embarks on a journey to find out the truth about her grandparents’ flight to America. Ford speaks movingly of the personal stories that brought her to the book, and will answer questions from the audience about her research and how one can use the impulse to memoir as a way to weave a fictional tale of persuasive power.
20 April 2020, 7:30pm
Tickets available at Seren Books
The Stay-At-Home! Literary Festival
Both Sides Now: Two debut historical novels 75 years on from WWII. Both Katie Munnik (The Heart Beats in Secret, Harper Collins) and Alexandra Ford (What Remains at the End, Seren Books) confront questions of family memory, the effects of emigration from post-war Europe, and the dangers--and gifts--of secrets.
9 April 2020, 2:30pm
See programme at www.stayathomelitfest.co.uk for details.
The Great Oak Bookshop
Book signing for What Remains at the End
7 December 2019, Noon
The Great Oak Bookshop, Llanidloes, SY18 6BW
Book Launch for What Remains at the End
Official launch celebration for What Remains at the End, with reading, signing, wine, and cake
23 November 2019, 4pm
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre, Near Clun, SY7 0JA
First Thursday at Chapter Arts Centre
Reading with Maggie Harris and Jane Lovell. Open mic after.
7 November 2019, 7:30pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Oriel Davies Gallery
A reading and signing of What Remains at the End during the Gallery's
monthly late opening, with music, artwork, and cafe
1 November 2019, 6pm
Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, SY16 2NZ
Knighton Literary Festival
A talk and reading from What Remains at the End
30 October 2019, 10am
Knighton and District Community Centre, LD7 1DR