Love Your Local Author, 6th to 13th February 2016

22nd Jan 2016

A Celebration of Some of the Region's Literary Talents


Saturday 6th Feb

John Nicholson – 11am – 12 noon at DRAKE – The Bookshop

Event Opening & Book Signings including John’s new book KING TEES. John will be talking about the new novel and reading a couple of extracts.

This is a FREE event.


John Nicholson, Melvyn Small, Dean Wilkinson & David McCaffrey – 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Storytellers Pub

Crime writing workshop. John Nicholson, author of the Nick Guymer detective series (soon to be made for the screen) will run a Q&A session and offer some tips and guidance on how to turn your crime related notes into a novel. This will be run alongside Melyvn Small, Dean Wilkinson and David McCaffrey who will offer their own insights into the world of crime fiction.  

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Tuesday 9th Feb

Paul Corking, Peter Brunton & Patrick Wilson – 10am at DRAKE – The Bookshop

Readings and Q&A & signings & photo opportunities.


Beryl Robinson & Allison Agius – 2pm at DRAKE – The Bookshop

Local authors Allison Agius (author of Used) and Beryl Robinson (author of A Life of Consequence) join us in the shop to sign books, and answer any questions about their books and literary careers.

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6E Publishing – 7pm to 9pm at Storytellers Pub

Join 6E Indie Publishing for an introductory workshop to self-publishing. The workshop will give an overview of self-publishing including how to self-edit and revise, the production process as well as distribution and marketing.

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Wednesday 10th Feb

Speed Dating –  7pm till 9pm at Storytellers Pub

Come and have an informal chat with your local authors. 1 author and 2 or 3 of you around a table. Get chance to ask about their books, their motivations and tips. Then when the bell rings move and and start again.

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Saturday 13th Feb

CG Hatton – 10am to 12pm at DRAKE – The Bookshop

CG Hatton is the author of the Thieves’ Guild, a fast paced action/adventure SciFi series and also a partner in 6E Publishing. Come and hava a chat about all things SciFi, writing and publishing and pick up a signed copy of one of her books while you’re in.

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Marion Husband – 12:30pm to 2:30pm  at Storytellers Pub

 A Q & A session with award winning Norton based author Marion Husband, who has written award winning novels such as “Say You Love Me” and the trilogy “The Boy I Love”, “Paper Moon” and “All the Beauty of the Sun” about troubled WWI veteran Paul Harris. Marion will be giving an insight into her motivations and offering advice on creative writing.

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Marion Husband & Other Authors – 3pm at DRAKE – The Bookshop

Event Closing

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