Today there was an open morning at the Gateway Centre on Lancaster Street in Southwark. Famous author, and local resident, Jake Arnott, the man behind books such as The Long Firm, He Kills Coppers and The Devil’s Paintbrush, came down to the centre to give a talk to local residents about why and how he writes, providing valuable insight in to the world of writing. Jake was able to offer budding writers advice and guidance, as well as share and discuss with users his passion for reading and books.
Jake also read passages from 3 of his books, which were really engaging, bringing the characters alive, from Jack the Hat, a London gangster in the 1960’s, to Aleister Crowley in early 20th Century Paris.
Below are some photos from the event, and next week we will be posting some video clips we shot of Jake speaking to the audience.