I'm thrilled to have been invited back to Cardinal Newman College in Prestonto deliver a Creative Writing eventas part of the College's literature festival weekonOctober 2nd 2012.
First of all I'll be signing copies of my books in the College Library at 12.30pm;
Then I'll be delivering a reading and Q&A session with creative writing students in the new Theatre in the round at 1.15pm!
The Cardinal Newman College students were a really great group last year, with some fabulous questions about the whole writing process - and I'm really looking forward to going to their Book Week to talk to them again!
Just back from the first ever Word Festival North West, and it was, quite frankly, bloody fantastic.
It was great to hear writers such as Claire Massey and Kerry Wilkinson, and writers/editors such as Ra Page and Kate Feld, talking - and even disagreeing - and above all inspiring us about blogging, writing, submissions dos and don'ts, and all things writerly;
- and it was fantastic to talk and network and share with a fabulous group of writers from all and every different genres of writing, and some highly talented illustrators, such as Colette Bain from ScribbleLeaf.
I went with an open mind and a list of things to make sure got done, and came back with new friends, new ideas, and motivation - and superfabulously a copy of Jeanette Greaves' story in Wolf Girls, as well as Jim Barrass's Perilous Adventures of an Unfulfilled Fullstop, AND The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon from the book swap session!