Emma ran a fascinating Creative Carers project with Camden Carers, using artefacts from the archives at Bishopsgate Institute as prompts for creative writing exercises. The project culminated in a readings event, during which members of Camden Carers showcased their powerful work.
“Owl Song At Dawn is set in Morecambe, which is only down the road from where I live. As a northern novel there are many iconic landmarks and references that I could easily associate with, such as The Midland Hotel where I only recently had afternoon tea, Brucciani’s that do wonderful coffees and ice creams,… Continue reading Brew and Books Review: Owl Song At Dawn
Emma Claire Sweeney is serving as the Silent Room: A Journey of Language project’s visiting poet and workshop leader. Silent Room: A Journey of Language is a collaboration between poet and visual artist, Denise Saul, film maker Helmie Stil and the communication disability network, Connect. The project gives an insight into the regeneration of identity post onset of… Continue reading Silent Room: A Journey of Language
Owl Song at Dawn was reviewed by Litro Magazine: “Poignant and rich, and British as a stick of Morecombe rock, Owl Song at Dawn provides an insight into the hitherto hidden world of the severely disabled, and families who vehemently oppose their institutionalisation. Here, they become people with voices, not just statistics…the decision to convey Edie’s… Continue reading Book Review: Kit De Waal’ My Name Is Leon Vs Emma Claire Sweeney’ Owl Song At Dawn
Debut novelist Emma Claire Sweeney comes to Harefield Library to talk to us about her touching and poignant book, Owl Song at Dawn. Date: Monday 5 September Time: 2pm to 3pm Venue: Harefield Library
Stylist magazine asked Emma for a booklist for a literary road trip with Owl Song at Dawn at the top. “Even if not in search of a holiday read for a staycation, it’s always pleasingly absorbing to immerse oneself in a story with plot twists and turns taking place within familiar landscapes. So here, starting with… Continue reading Owl Song at Dawn featured in ‘Books to Read on a Staycation’ roundup in Stylist magazine
If any of you are in the area tomorrow morning, it would be great to meet you in person at Chorleywood or Gerrard’s Cross bookshops, where I will be signing copies of Owl Song at Dawn in honour of its Guardian Not the Booker long listing. I’ll be at Chorleywood Bookshop (WD3 5NJ) from 10am… Continue reading Book Signing In Honor Of Not the Booker Longlist Nomination
Listen in here for Emma’s appearance on BBC Radio London’s Jo Good show discussing Owl Song at Dawn. Her segment begins at approximately 2:09:40.
Emma Claire Sweeney is proud and honored to announce her involvement with Square Peg Stories, an anthology of works written during a series of workshops for authors with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Emma will be serving as a workshop leader. Square Peg Stories is an exciting opportunity for eight participants with Autistic Spectrum Condition to… Continue reading Square Peg Stories