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Readings from Winter Downs at Chester Litfest 27th November #readings #literaturefestivals #Chesterlitfest

Having been in Chester for Fantasycon in October I am thrilled to announce that I am returning to the city to take part in the Chester Literature Festival.

The Chester Literary Festival takes place between 10th November and 1st December and has a huge line-up of authors!

I shall be a participant in the ‘Elevenses’ stream of readings at the Storyhouse in Chester.  Local authors are  being given the opportunity to read from their latest work, answer questions and sell their wares as a part of the larger event and I am very much looking forward to it! (Albeit with some nerves!).

I shall be reading from Winter Downs at 11am on 27th November – so if you are in Chester that day please do come and listen! (It is free!)

Now to go and start practising!

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My Fantasycon programme

My Fantasycon 2018 Programme

Where to find me! Most of the time I shall be in the Colonade (dealers) Room at the Alchemy Press tableFriday – 12 Noon to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm  

but also:

Ghosts at the Gladstone

Ghosts at the Gladstone

Misha Herwin

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On Saturday we held our annual reading café at the Gladstone, when local writers from a variety of writing groups come together share their stories, or extracts from their books. This year’s theme was “Ghosts at the Gladstone” and we had a great selection of chilling tales of spine tingling horror. Or in some cases amusing stories of Glaswegian ghosts, or Brummie ghost hunters, or Flo who accidentally spreads death wherever she goes.

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On a grey, October day, the Gladstone was the perfect location for dimming the lights, drawing the blinds and letting yourself face the primal fears of darkness and death. Outside the windows, the solid bulk of the bottle kilns rose into a pewter sky; the wind beat and howled and sirens screeched.

Bring on Halloween!

44023827_10212886079573891_7035398606873952256_n Our readers, June Palmer, Debbi Voisey, Jan Edwards, Peter Coleborn, Nic Hale, Mick Walters, Margaret Moxon and Dawn Weeks. Front row, me…

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Gladstone Ghosts – today, 13th October!

Gladstone Ghosts

I, along with 14 others story tellers, will be weaving spooky tales at the Gladstone Museum in Longton today (13th Oct).

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Admission to the reading is Free – if you want to see around the museum whilst you are there (and its worth it for the history of toilets alone!) you will need to pay the usual admittance.

Gladstone Ghosts

I, along with 14 others story tellers, will be weaving spooky tales at the Gladstone Museum in Longton on this coming saturday (13th Oct).

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Admission to the reading is Free – if you want to see around the museum whilst you are there (and its worth it for the history of toilets alone!) you will need to pay the usual admittance.

Local Eventing #writers #events #networks

Some days you have too many things to do.  Yesterday for instance I could have gone to so many events, but settled for two.

The first was a Bloggers and Writers meet-up at the the North Staffs Hotel in Stoke on Trent – organised by the lovely Kerry Parsons and Steph Lawrence. Continue reading

Reading This Saturday

I shall be reading from my Arnold Bennett Book Prize winner,  Winter Downs, at around 11.20 at:

HARTSHILL MIDSUMMER FAIR on SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018  (open from 10am to 3pm) at North Staffordshire Medical Institute, Hartshill Road, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent ST4 7NY