events

Apart from writing and reading, there is little I like better than talking about writing and reading (preferably over tea and cake or crisps and a pint).

I enjoy reading my work aloud and would be happy to visit your book group. e-mail me (or my publisher, Myriad) if you would like me to come and join your discussion.

I am an experienced Creative Writing tutor and would be happy to visit your writing group. e-mail me if you would like to arrange a workshop.

 

Here are some events I have taken part in/will be taking part in… Most are open to the public – please do say hello if you come along:

 

August 2017

I am tutoring a writing retreat for those interested in life-writing 18-20 August at the beautiful High Weald Retreat Centre (theres a swimming pond! visit their website http://highwealdretreatcentre.com to find out more and book your place)

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July 2017

I am tutoring a writing retreat for those writers with a novel to finish at the Garsdale Retreat in gorgeous Yorkshire 17-22 July (wonderful walks! tasty food! writing time! to find out more and book your place, visit http://thegarsdaleretreat.co.uk)

 

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June 2017

I am delivering the keynote speech at a conference on Storying the Self taking place at Brighton University on June 14th. Register by clicking on the link below:

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May 2017

On May 18th I will visit Riverside Arts Centre to talk about Alarm Girl and writing place with members of the Sunbury Book Circle

 

As part of Crawley Wordfest, Umi Sinha and I will be discussing our experience of publishing debut novels and answering questions from readers and writers at Crawley library on 8th May.

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February 2017

panel discussion at Brighton Youth Club for young folk interested in writing.

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June 2016

It is my experience that I can only produce two hours of valuable work in one go but in the spirit of writerly togetherness on June 18th I am going to try writing all night long in the company of fellow writers at the lovely cafe 88 London Road. Do join us!

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April 2016

University of Sussex students will be performing my new English language version of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts 21-22 April. Tickets are free!

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Along with a host of other Brighton writers taking part in this year’s City Reads, I will be at the Nightingale Room on April 6th talking about books with child narrators.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/amongst-the-grown-ups-tickets-21551713756

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January 2016

I am teaching a one day course ‘writing for TV & Radio’ with fellow Beach Hut Writer Sue Teddern on 23rd January 10-5 at the Hotel Pelirocco. Email me or contact Beach Hut Writing Academy for further information and booking details.

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November 2015

I am one of the authors taking part in ‘Reading the South’ and will be running creative writing workshops at Eastbourne library – click on the links below for more information.

https://news.eastsussex.gov.uk/reading-the-south/activities-and-events/

http://escc.me/readingthesouth

October 2015

On October 23rd I will be discussing the theme of ‘family secrets’ with Umi Sinha, author of Belonging. Part of City Reads 2015.

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On October 21st as part of City Reads 2015 I will be responding (alongside a whole host of other Brighton writers) to ‘The Humans’ by Matt Haig.

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September 2015

I am guest speaker at Shoreham Wordfest’s first literary salon on Saturday 12th September.

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I will be reading and chatting with fellow Beach Hut Writers in the literary tent at Together the People Festival on Sunday 6th September.

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July 2015

I am at Waterstones in Brighton discussing narratives from a child’s perspective with fellow Myriad writers Sara Marshall Ball and Nye Wright, in celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird and in anticipation of Go Set a Watchman

http://www.myriadeditions.com/event/myriad-authors-celebrate-harper-lee-at-waterstones-brighton/

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June 2015

Picnicking in the company of some friendly Brighton authors in Queen’s Park on the 28th

http://www.fqpbrighton.net/3532/picnic-in-the-park-sun-28-june/

Reading from Alarm Girl at Needlewriters in Lewes on the 18th, with Beth Miller and Stephen Bone.

http://www.needlewriters.co.uk/#/whats-on/4539813579

May 2015

I will be reading and chatting with Beach Hut Writers in the Tinker Box in the Spiegeltent gardens during Brighton Festival.

March 2015

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panel discussion with Matt Haig and Dr Alec Grant, chaired by Julia Crouch. 21st March 2015 4pm The Basement, Brighton.

February 2015

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Brighton LGBT literary night.

January 2015

My editor Holly Ainley and I discuss the writing and editing process with Creative Writing students at the University of Gloucestershire.

December 2014

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sunday afternoon book readings at Christmas artists’  open house

November 2014

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October 2014

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reading and Q & A as part of Kingston Writing School’s reading series

September 2014

September Bookish

supper, wine and literary chat at the Naked Eye Gallery in Hove

August 2014

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cocktails and writey fun at London speakeasy

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