Category Archives: Talks

Leominster Bookfair

Leominster Festival starts on 2nd June and continues until 11th June with a variety of entertainment, fun, music and family outings. For full details see the website:

The Family Fun Day is on Saturday June 10th on The Grange and includes a Bookfair – a must for all book lovers. There will be books for sale, local authors and publishers to discuss writing and publishing. There will be a Children’s Corner with storytelling and performance.

Come and browse, chat, enjoy the entertainment as you wander around the Grange. While you’re there, explore historic Grange Court, entry free.

I hope to see you there.



There will be a Bookfair, between 12.00 and 4.00, on Monday 30th May, part of the #leominsterfestival, held in the beautifully renovated and historic Grange Court, (dating back to 1663). Entry is free, come and meet local authors, read their books, treat yourself to homemade cakes and ice cream in the cafe. There is still time to book into one of the Writing Workshops, non-fiction and fiction.

The Festival is also organising a Fun Day on the Grange itself with events the whole family can enjoy. See for full details. A day out to remember

Leominster Library Social Evening

On Thursday, 30th April, the Friends of Leominster Library are organising a fund raising social event in Leominster Library between 7.30pm and 9.00pm. It will be a fun evening, admission £3.00, to include refreshments. I will be talking about: The ups and downs of a short story  writer, and there will  be time for questions and chat. No need to book, just come along and enjoy the evening

Baartram will soon be here!

Leominster Festival starts on 1st June. I’m discussing creative fiction on Monday, 3rd June, 3.00pm, in the Granary Café. Pop in if you can – I need an audience! Visit to see the full programme: literary, musical, family fun events and much more. Hope to see you, and the sunshine, next week.

The Baatram trend

Visit Leominster Festival website:, and see the photos of the Festival stall at the Easter Market – I’m following the trend in my sheep coat (I’m the one in the blue woolly hat!)

Baatram and Leominster Festival

Who is Baatram? Baatram, the symbolic Ryeland sheep, will be present at Leominster Festival from 1st to 9th June. For centuries Leominster’s economy relied on sheep rearing and wool processing. Ryeland wool, the fabled ‘Lemster Ore’ was exported to Milan as early as 1450.  There are events for all ages at Leominster Festival: literature, music, craft, dance, film and visual arts, with free family activities, walks, workshops and talks. Come and join in the fun, it’s going to be a wonderful week. Please visit the website: I hope to see you there

Talks and readings

Two lovely audiences this week – Ledbury W.I. and Peterchurch Pensioners. I really enjoy meeting new people.

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