Friday, 26 February 2010

Words by the Water...

I just wanted to tell you about an event coming up very soon at Words on the Water Festival in Keswick Cumbria...

Amongst all the wonderful literature events including readings by writers as diverse as Fay Weldon, Brian Keenan, Melvyn Bragg, Penelope Lively, and Lynne Truss... there is a brilliant day of writing called North West Voices...

It's a whole day event for the price of £20 and the details are:

Northwest Voices
Words by the Water
Monday 8 March, 11am - 5.30pm

Readings and discussions from Northwest writers, celebrating the strength and diversity of the region’s wide-ranging literary output, covering poetry, short fiction and novel writing.

Events during the day include:
• POETRY SHOWCASE – Flapjack Press presents Jackie Hagan, Gerry Potter and Helen Thomas
• SHORT STORY SHOWCASE – Comma Press presents Zoe Lambert and Annie Clarkson
• NOVEL SHOWCASE – Literature Northwest presents Jenn Ashworth and Brigid Rose
• SURVIVING AS A WRITER – To round off the day, publishers Ra Page and Paul Neads lead a discussion on the pitfalls and practicalities of surviving as a writer, finding an audience for your work, and most important of all developing a voice.

So, you see, I will be reading a short story, answering questions and sitting on the panel at the end about surviving as a writer. A wonderful day of interesting northern writers reading their stuff, some lovely northern accents, and I would imagine the opportunity to chat to readers and writers, grab some tea and a bite to eat and gaze out across beautiful Derwentwater.

It's happening at Theatre on the Lake, a BEAUTIFUL venue, tickets are available at their website... and here's a little glimpse of Derwentwater to show you what beautiful views you're missing out on if you can't come...


sonia said...

sounds and looks wonderful.

SueG said...

Of all the writing festivals I've heard of recently - and there have been many - this one sounds the most inviting. Wish I could go, but alas...maybe next time.