Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bewdley Festival Fringe

Great afternoon. Read 2 stories – Hearth to Hearth and Cake Comfort (one of my favourites based on an incident with my new cooker!). The audience was appreciative and enjoyment was had by all. See my Festivals page for a photo. Thanks must go to Neville Farmer and Chris Griffin for making the Fringe event possible – much hard work and the first time such an event has been organised. I’m sure it will become a regular event in future festivals.

Bewdley Fringe

Bewdley FringeAt Bewdley Library, Gill Paul read from her new book, Titanic Love Stories, the true stories of the honeymoon couples that were aboard the Titanic when she sank. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and there are other readings at the Bewdley Library all next week – I shall be reading from Destiny’s Footprints on Thursday 27 October at 2.30. Anyone interested in coming along should ring 01905 822 722 to book, as places are limited but FREE! Check out the details at www.bewdleyfestival.org.ukfringe events – Reading Week.

Kington U3A

Kington U3A were a lovely audience, I enjoyed my afternoon with them. Talking about writing and short stories – I could go on forever.

Malvern Theatre

Exciting news. One of my short stories has been selected as a finalist in the ‘As You Read It’ competition run by Malvern Theatre. Eight finalists read their ten minute stories to a live audience at Malvern Theatre on the evening of Thursday 10th November. I’m thrilled to bits – too early to start getting nervous!

Kington U3A

I’ve been busy editing 2 stories for competitions – now thankfully in the post and escaped from my red pen! It’s very easy to over-edit and I find that once I start putting words in that I’ve taken out, the editing process is being overdone.

I’m now preparing for a talk I’m giving to the Kington U3A next Thursday – my life as a short story writer – which covers my love of the short story from my first attempts as a child to present day, interrupted by marriage, children and two careers! But, although I get tremendous nerves beforehand, I love talking about the craft of creative writing and encouraging others to have a go.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Bewdley Festival

There has been a wonderful Festival taking place in Bewdley, Worcestershire this month. I’ve been asked to appear in the Fringe Octoberfest – a week of readings and discussions by locally and nationally celebrated writers. I shall be reading from my short story collection, Destiny’s Footprints, talking to the audience and answering questions on Thursday, 27th October at 2.30pm in the Library Gallery. Check out the details on www.bewdleyfestival.org.uk. Follow the link to ‘Fringe events’. Maybe see you there!

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