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In Celebration of Our Sisters

October 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Before turning her hand to writing Louise Hare worked in the travel industry. Her debut novel ‘This Lovely City’, published in 2020,  offers a vivid portrait of the Immigrant experience in Post-war London.

The book which is set in Brixton in the 1950’s, which began life after a trip into the deep level shelter below Clapham Common, is a murder mystery, with a strong focus on the community. Her latest novel Harlem After Midnight was released this year.

Dr Velma McClymont is a writer, poet, international speaker and the director/publisher of WomanzVue Books. A Windrush child, Dr. McClymont was born in rural Jamaica and joined her parents in Battersea in the late 1960’s and attended Notre Dame Roman Catholic High School.

In the late 70’s early 80’s her father owned a travel agency in Battersea and growing up her parents’ home was a hub for the local community. Also known as writer Kate Elizabeth Ernest, her books include Hope Leaves Jamaica (1993), and Birds in the Wilderness (1996). Her latest novel ‘Little River’ is a historical story of a Scottish sugar baron and the Jamaica his life becomes enmeshed with.

The authors will be interviewed by journalist Lorna Cooper. Lorna will discuss the role Windrush plays in their books, their passion for writing and how they got started, along with the inspirations, successes and the challenges experienced along the way.

The authors will also be sharing tips on how to kickstart a writing career and get published to budding writers. This event will be an opportunity for you to ask the authors questions and purchase/get your books signed.

Drinks reception 6-6.30pm.


Earlsfield Library
276 Magdalen Rd
London, SW18 3NY
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