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Formations: Young Adult fiction writer Nicola Garrard in conversation with Eve Makis

A photo of Nicola Garrard sits on a bright red background with the words 'Young Adult Fiction Writer Nicola Garrard In Conversation with Eve Makis'. Nicola has a short brown bob and a big smile.
In conversation

Join Bonington Gallery for a free, in conversation and reading event online with Young Adult writer Nicola Garrard hosted by writer Eve Makis. This event is part of Formations, an ongoing public events programme in response to Black History Month and the Decolonisation Agenda.

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Event details

Hosted by NTU's Eve Makis, this free, online event is a must for anyone who reads Young Adult fiction or has an interest in writing for young people.

Nicola Garrard will be talking about her Young Adult novel, 29 Locks, an unflinching depiction of urban teen life in London. The book was shortlisted in the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition. She will be reading from the book and answering audience questions.

Formations

This event is part of Formations, an ongoing public events programme from Bonington Gallery and NTU's Postcolonial Studies Centre in response to Black History Month and the Decolonisation Agenda. Find out more about upcoming Formations events.

Bonington Gallery is part of Curated & Created — NTU's extra-curricular arts programme.

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Biographical notes

Nicola Garrard grew up in Devon, France and Sussex. She studied English at the Universities of Reading and Cambridge, with a focus on representations of race in Early Modern theatre. She has taught in secondary schools for twenty-three years, including fifteen in an Islington comprehensive. Her words have been published in Mslexia Magazine, the IRON Book of Trees and the Writers & Artists Yearbook Guide to Getting Published. Her debut novel, 29 Locks, was shortlisted for both the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition and was published on the 30th September 2021. She lives in Sussex with her wife, three children and a Jack Russell terrier.

Eve Makis is the author of four novels, a life-writing guide and an award-winning screenplay. She’s recipient of the Young Booksellers International Book of the Year Award and the Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal, her works shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. She teaches fiction on the MA Creative Writing course at Nottingham Trent University.

Virtual Event https://www.ntu.ac.uk/about-us/events/events/2022/2/formations-nicola-garrard

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