Lurid Leominster

Further details of Leominster’s Festival have been released, along with information about workshops for writers. On Saturday 6th June there are three workshops for writers, of which I’m running two:

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Writers: – Come and meet the authors and take part in the writers’ workshops. Booking is advised. Refreshments available.

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Just Back From Tutoring at the Writers’ Holiday in Fishguard


Well, I’ve just got back from tutoring at the annual Writers’ Holiday event, which this year moved to Fishguard (from it’s previous home at Caerleon). The weather was absolutely glorious, which, apparently, is always the case at Fishguard 😉 …

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Stretton Probus Group

Members of the Stretton Probus Group preparing to hear my talk!

The Gleanings – Writing for the Magazine Market

Kate, Carol, Julie, me, Avis and Barry at The Gleanings: photo credit Yvonne Hart

My thanks go to Kate, Carol, Julie, Avis and Barry who all got into the spirit during my weekend course at The Gleanings, last weekend. On Saturday, the weather was absolutely glorious, with the view stretching across the Shropshire countryside to the Devil’s Chair on the Stiperstones. Unfortunately, the weather on Sunday was not as good, and we found ourselves playing “Spot the Stiperstones’ between the rain clouds.

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6th October 2012 – Wellington LIbrary

Next month is the Wellington Literary Festival, and every Saturday (actually, beginning on 29th September) throughout October, a different group of local writers will be in the new Wellington Library …

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Relax and Write … and have good laugh

I’m just back from running my Seven Steps to Publication Success course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on behalf of the Malaga ‘Relax and Write’ workshops, where I had a fab group of students.  In fact, one said she couldn’t remember the last time she’d laughed so much!

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Eaton-under-Heywood & Hope Bowdler WI Group

I would like to thank the ladies of Eaton-under-Heywood & Hope Bowdler Women’s Institute for the warm welcome they gave me last night. They were the first Women’s Institute group …

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Till Training

Burway Books owner, Ros Ephraim, shows Simon how not to order 50,000 copies of his latest book during Independent Booksellers Week. (Photo credit: Burway Books)

Stafford Arts Festival

Tomorrow, Saturday 17th September, is the first Stafford Arts Festival, where there’ll be a group of authors (including me!) offering talks and signing copies of their own books. For more …

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