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From Hampstead to Hollywood

Monday 25th February 2019

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Charles Harris talks about how his work screenwriting informed his short story collection

Local best-selling polymath: author, award-winning writer director and martial artist Charles Harris will be talking about  his career, which has taken him from Hampstead to Hollywood and all points in between,  the differences between writing novels and films, working with stars, his noir thriller novel about local and tabloid news The Breaking of Liam Glass, and his new collection of short stories The Cupboard when he visits on Feb 25 at 7.30

Harris’ debut novel, North London-set and highly acclaimed, The Breaking of Liam Glass, is a dark thriller about the dangers of fake news. His new short story collection, The Cupboard, takes him into uncharted waters, with seven unusual stories of love and mystery that verge on magic realism, plus a bonus noir SF novella The Procedure.

Harris started his colourful career as a writer-director for cinema, BBC and Channel 4, winning international awards for his films. He has also directed plays at Hampstead’s Pentameters Theatre, worked as a freelance journalist and written best-selling books on screenwriting. He lives in Hampstead and is a 6th Dan in Aikido, running his own martial arts club in Kilburn.

He will be talking about how he writes, as well as his different careers which have included working with stars from James Stewart to Alexei Sayle, falling down a mountain in the Caribbean and teaching martial arts to police and criminals.

Entry is free and if you’d like to join us, just email or call to reserve your place ( 431 3770)