Zosia Wand

Biography

Zosia Wand is an author and playwright. She was born in London and lives in Cumbria with her family. She is passionate about good coffee, cake and her adopted landscape on the edge of the Lake District. When she is not writing, Zosia runs workshops and events for other writers and readers. For further information go to zosiawand.com and check out The Reading Room

Website

Genre

Family Noir/Psychological Thriller

Publications & Performance History

Zosia gained an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in 1999. She has had several plays broadcast on Radio 4, including, The Treehouse, a thriller in 5 parts, broadcast in May 2014. Her stage plays include, Quicksand, The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster and Theatre By The Lake, Keswick (2011), Pearl, a monologue for Paines Plough Theatre Company, (2012) and Blackout, the Dukes, Lancaster (2013). In 2014 she wrote the script for the Lancaster Williamson Park/Dukes Outdoor Theatre production, Hansel and Gretel and More Tales From The Forest. Her first novel, a psychological thriller, Trust Me, was published by Head of Zeus in Autumn 2017. She is currently working on her second novel, The Accusation which will be published in 2018.

Workshop & Reading Experience

I was a founder member of the Word Market readers and writers festival in Ulverston and Literature Development Officer for Cumbria. I was a reader development worker for the New Pages project in north Lancashire libraries in collaboration with Lancaster LitFest. I continue to run readers events in a freelance basis, interview other authors and collaborate with libraries. I also run writing courses and workshops

Reference

Helen Towers, Reader Development Officer for Cumbria. Andy Darby, former director of Lancaster LitFest.

Group size preference

I can work with any size group. Would prefer to aim for a minimum of 20 to make an event viable, and up to 100.

Group age preference

No preference, but I write fiction for adults

Working languages

I am an English speaker but also fluent in Polish

Area prepared to travel

Fairly open, as long as my travel expenses can be covered and I travel is not too problematic from Ulverston, South Cumbria. I don't mind long train journeys as I can use that time to work productively

Other information

I run a unique event for readers and book groups. Readers Parties. I can send out further information if requested

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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