October 2016

I’m very pleased to say that I’ll be giving a talk and running at workshop at Looe Literary Festival on Sunday 13 November. More details soon.

The Creative Writing Group will meet on 6, 13, 20 October in the Meeting Room, Carnon Downs Village Hall, 6.45 to 8.45pm. (There is no meeting on 27 October due to half term.) Please contact me if you are interested in coming along.


September 2016

I’m reading from Over the Dam and The Lost of Syros with Sue Kittow at Chintz Bar (picture of this lovely venue below), Old Brewery Yard, Falmouth on Monday 19 September 2016, 7.30pm start. Free event. The readings will be followed by an open mic.

Many thanks to Rupert Dastur at The Short Story website for this interview about my short story writing. The Short Story is an online platform dedicated to short stories.

The weekly Creative Writing Group at Carnon Downs Village Hall begins on Thursday 8 September 6.45 to 8.45pm. Please contact me for more information.




August 2016

I’ll be reading ‘Painting Katherine’ in the Spoken Word Marquee at Park Live, Kimberley Park, Falmouth at 3pm on Sunday 28 August with Telltales.Best telltales logo

Details of further readings coming soon…

The Creative Writing Group at Carnon Downs Village Hall resumes on Thursday 8 September. It will now run from 6.45 to 8.45pm. Please contact me for further information.


July 2016

I’ll be reading in The Tiddy Tent, Walled Garden, Port Eliot Literary Festival on Friday 29 July 5.15pm with Telltales. Looking forward to being part of this amazing festival once again.

My new short story collection, Three Roads, has been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Complete MS Manuscript Assessment Programme 2016. Many thanks to NZSA and to Creative New Zealand, who fund this programme.AuthorMembersLogo2

The reprint of my pamphlet, Over the Dam, is now available from Red Squirrel Press.

The Creative Writing Group at Carnon Downs takes place 10 to 12pm in the Meeting Room, Carnon Downs Village Hall on July 1, 8 and 15. From September onwards, it will take place on Thursday evenings. More details to follow.


June 2016

I’m very pleased that Red Squirrel Press will publish my second collection of short stories, Three Roads, in 2018. Three Roads will include the five Over the Dam stories, published by Red Squirrel as a pamphlet in 2015.

The Creative Writing Group dates for this month are 10, 17 and 24 June. The venue is Carnon Downs Village Hall, 10am to 12pm. £5 per session.

May 2016

My story, The Lost of Syros, was the Weekend Read on the For Books’ Sake website from 13 to 20 May.

On 14 April, I was a guest on Mark Crees’ CHBN radio show, Book Mark. You can listen to the interview, music and readings here.

The Creative Writing Group at Carnon Downs Village Hall will run on Friday 13, 20 and 27 May, 10am to 12pm in the Meeting Room. This friendly and informal group is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. If you are interested in coming along, please contact me.Red Squirrel Press

A second print run of Over The Dam has been published by Red Squirrel Press.


April 2016

There is a new (and very perceptive) review of The Lost Of Syros available to read on the Literature Works website and here.

Creative Writing Group

This friendly and informal group will look at creative writing techniques, using simple and enjoyable exercises. The sessions are suitable for beginners as well as for those with some experience.

Dates: Friday 22 April, 29 April, 13 May and 20 May

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: The Meeting Room, Carnon Downs Village Hall.

For more information, please contact me.


March 2016

The Lost of Syros has been longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016. There are many excellent short story collections on this year’s list, including In Margate By Lunchtime by fellow Cultured Llama author, Maggie Harris.Edge Hill 2016

‘Organisers of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, who are marking the tenth anniversary of the award this year, have revealed an exciting and eclectic longlist for 2016.

The Edge Hill Short Story  Prize it is the only UK award that recognises excellence in a published collection of short stories and has attracted established names competing alongside relative newcomers for the £10,000 main prize, a £1,000 Readers’ Prize and an additional category worth £500 acknowledging rising talents on Edge Hill University’s own MA Creative Writing course.’

A shortlist of six will be announced in May.

My short story, Crue, will be published on the Ink, Sweat and Tears webzine on March 19th.

‘Ink Sweat & Tears is a UK based webzine which  publishes and reviews poetry, prose, prose-poetry, word & image pieces and everything in between.  Our tastes are eclectic and magpie-like and we aim to publish something new every day.’Ink Sweat and Tears

IS&T’s sole editor is the marvellous poet and artist, Helen Ivory.

January 2016

On 14 December, I was interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall about writing short stories. You can listen to the interview 33 minutes into Tiffany Truscott’s show here.

T85Cover-smallNew reviews of The Lost of Syros and Over The Dam, by Dunedin poet and writer Sue Wootton, will be published in takahe 86.

You can read the review of The Lost of Syros here and Over The Dam review here.