Laois Launch of 'The Lost Letters of William Woolf'
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Laois Launch of 'The Lost Letters of William Woolf'

I am honoured and delighted that the Laois Leaves Literary Festival will be hosting a hometown launch of The Lost Letters of William Woolf for me on November 10th in the art gallery of the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

It is a wonderful opportunity for me to say hello and say thank you in person to everyone who has already bought the book and would like it signed, or for those who would like to pick up a signed copy.

John Whelan will also launch an anthology of essays and articles,Growing Pains and Growing Up and our host will be novelist, poet and playwright, Dermot Bolger.

I am so looking forward to this event and hope that you will join me for the official homecoming of William Woolf!

Admission is free.

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Kick-start your Creative Writing - Workshop for Adults
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Kick-start your Creative Writing - Workshop for Adults

As part of the Laois Leaves Literary Festival, I will be hosting a creative writing workshop for adults on Saturday, 8th November at the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

Kick-start your creative writing

Maximum: 12 places

If you’ve always daydreamed about creative writing but have never known how to start, this beginner’s workshop is for you. Helen Cullen, published author, will lead an inspiring introduction to the basic elements of writing fiction including characterisation, setting, point of view and dialogue in a relaxed environment. No experience required but please bringing something to write on or with.

Bookings for the workshop can be made through Dunamaise Box Office: 0578663355 or online at www.dunamaise.ie

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Laois Leaves Saturday Night
Nov
10
7:30 AM07:30

Laois Leaves Saturday Night

From Festival programme:

Irish Writer Helen Cullen’ will share insights into her debut novel The Lost Letters of William Woolf. 

In a relaxed and intimate conversation with poet & novelist Dermot BolgerBrian Keenan will discuss his experiences of being held hostage in a time of war, so brilliantly recounted in his 1992 best-seller An Evil Cradling, as well as more recently, exploring present day Lebanon as a free man, now hopelessly captivated by that city.

This evening also features music  by legendary tin whistle player Sean Ryan and highly acclaimed harpist and arranger of traditional Irish dance tunes and airs Kathleen Loughnane.   

Bookings for the workshop and evening performance can be made through Dunamaise Box Office: 0578663355 or online at https://dunamaise.ticketsolve.com/shows/873593772

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Helen Cullen in Conversation with David Flusfeder: Harbour Books, Whitstable
Nov
1
6:45 PM18:45

Helen Cullen in Conversation with David Flusfeder: Harbour Books, Whitstable

From Harbour Books, Whitstable:

Join us for an evening with Helen Cullen, author of ‘The Lost Letters of William Woolf.’ Helen’s debut novel has been hailed as a ‘life affirming book,’ Independent and ‘Beautifully written and moving’ Nina George, bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop.

Helen will be joined by David Flusfeder, author of ‘John the Pupil’ and ‘A Film by Spencer Ludwig.’ Both Helen and David’s books will be available to purchase and have signed. Tickets are three pounds and can be bought in the shop/over the phone – please do book before arrival!

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The Irish Times Book Club Podcast - Waterford Writers Weekend
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Irish Times Book Club Podcast - Waterford Writers Weekend

From Waterford Writers Weekend:

We're delighted to welcome Martin Doyle editor of the Irish Times Booksand Irish writer Helen Cullen for a live recording of the Irish Times Book Club podcast at The Book Centre Waterford.  

Presented as part of Waterford Writers Weekend and Imagine Arts Festival.

Free event, all welcome.

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Fiction At 7: The Lost Art Of Letters @ Cheltenham Literature Festival
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Fiction At 7: The Lost Art Of Letters @ Cheltenham Literature Festival

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From Cheltenham Literature Festival Programme:

One of the most talked about debuts of 2018 and already optioned for a TV adaptation, Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce is a love letter to female friendship, Blitz spirit, the kindness of strangers and the art of letter-writing itself. Helen Cullen’s The Lost Letters of William Woolf is a life-affirming love story set in a dead letter office. They discuss their remarkable debuts and the power and art of letters with Steven Gale.

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Hillingdon Literary Festival: Debut Novelist and their Stories
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Hillingdon Literary Festival: Debut Novelist and their Stories

From Hillingdon Literary Programme:
Debut Novelist and their Stories

Helen Cullen, Emma Flint and Rhiannon L. Cosslett are three of the most exciting debut novelists working across genres today. Join them for a conversation about their work and hear about their paths to success.

Admission is free but ticketed.

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Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Event Name: Victoria Bacon, Helen Cullen and Kim Sherwood - The Things We Leave Behind

Letters, journals, testaments - the catalogue of what people leave behind when they die, or letters that are lost and found, can result in some unexpected revelations about our lives. Three writers explore this in three very different pieces of writing. Helen Cullen's debut, The Lost Letters of William Woolf, is set in the Dead Letters Depot in East London as lost or misaddressed missives and mysteries are solved or repatriated. Kim Sherwood's debut novel, Testament, is based on a true story following a young woman uncovering the truth about her family's past in the Hungarian Holocaust, and Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is the recently discovered journal written by Victoria Bacon's grandfather who was in the RAF in 1940 France and recounts the bravery that emerged amidst the chaos and confusion of war.

In conversation with Carol Ackroyd

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Riff-Raff Club
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Riff-Raff Club

Helen joins the latest debut writer panel for the infamous Riff-Raff Club. 

From the Riff-Raff Club event listing:

THE RIFF RAFF SEPTEMBER WRITERS' MEET UP

September 13, 2018

At our September event, we're joined by the following incredible writers:

Michael Donkor, author of Hold: Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go.

Helen Cullen, author of The Lost Letters of William Woolf: A beautifully-written, moving story set in the Dead Letters department of an East London depot. An original and refreshing novel about lost love.

Katherine Kilalea author of OK, Mr Field: Funny, beguiling and like nothing you've ever read. It dwells in the silences between words, in the gaps in conversations, and in the distances between people. It confidently guides us into new fictional territory.

Damian Dibben, author of Tomorrow: An original and ambitious tail (!) which follows a 217-year old dog as he searches for his master (Please excuse the pun). 

Anna-Marie Crowhurst, author of The Illumination of Ursula Flight: A gutsy coming-of-age story about a spirited young woman struggling to lead a creative life. For anyone who has ever tried to succeed against the odds.

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Helen Cullen Author Event at Toppings & Co. in Bath
Sep
4
7:45 PM19:45

Helen Cullen Author Event at Toppings & Co. in Bath

Event Description from Toppings & Co. Website:

Sometimes an author is destined to become the next literary sensation, and we booksellers feel the magnitude of their incoming star power as it rumbles through the book world. Helen Cullen is such an author, and we are delighted to introduce you to her in our beautiful bookshop.

Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries. Missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, torn packages, forgotten street names – they are all the culprits of missed birthdays, broken hearts, unheard confessions, pointless accusations, unpaid bills and unanswered prayers.

When William discovers letters addressed simply to ‘My Great Love’ his work takes on new meaning. Written by a woman to a soulmate she hasn’t met yet, the missives stir William in ways he didn’t know were possible. Soon he begins to wonder: Could William be her great love?

Catch this years’ breakthrough superstar in the intimacy of the bookshop.

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Hart's Books: Author Evening with Helen Cullen
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Hart's Books: Author Evening with Helen Cullen

Join us for an evening with acclaimed debut novelist Helen Cullen as she discusses he new novel ‘The Lost Letters of William Woolf’.

Lost letters have only one hope for survival . . . Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries: Missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, torn packages, forgotten street names – they are all the culprits of missed birthdays, broken hearts, unheard confessions, pointless accusations, unpaid bills and unanswered prayers. When William discovers letters addressed simplyto ‘My Great Love’ his work takes on new meaning. Written by a woman to a soulmate she hasn’t met yet, the missives stir William in ways he didn’t know were possible. Soon he begins to wonder: Could William be her great love? William must follow the clues in Winter’s letters to solve his most important mystery yet: the human heart.

Tickets for this event are £5 each and are available in store or over the phone on 01799 524 552.

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Newark Book Festival
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Newark Book Festival

Meet debut authors, Helen Cullen and Anne Youngsen, as they take us on a journey of self-discovery, second chances and the power of the written word through the art form of the epistolary novel.

Chaired by Annie Mackenzie, Festival Friend.

£4/£3 Festival Friends

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Chenies Manor House: An evening with Helen Cullen and Ann Youngson
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Chenies Manor House: An evening with Helen Cullen and Ann Youngson

Join Chorleywood Bookshop, Helen Cullen and Ann Youngson at Chenies Manor for a delightful evening celebrating two debut novels: The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen and Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngsen.

Event book voucher £10.00 to include a glass of Pimm's and nibbles. Books will be £18.00 for both books on the night (RRP £12.99 per title) or £10.00 per book on the night if you wish to purchase just one book.

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