Taking Fright: Take-offs and Bad Landings in a Writer’s Life – Des Hannigan
An illustrated, informative and entertaining talk by Des Hannigan about the ups and downs of pursuing a writing career.
“A writing career is like a flight – a struggle to take off and then to stay airborne through occasional turbulence, storminess, delays, missed flights, late arrivals, bumpy landings and boredom.” Des Hannigan
Covering many of the eccentric and amusing problems of earning a living as a writer, Des will be talking loosely about ruthless publishers, editorial intransigence, legalities, bias, misinformation and mass typos.
Des has worked in journalism, travel writing and photography, feature and magazine writing, and is also an award-winning poet. His latest book is ‘The Almost Island: Atlantic Cornwall’, a collection of short essays and verse about the Cornish coast.
He is working on a sequel to ‘The Almost Island’, planned for release later this year.