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June 2017

MeniscusI’m very pleased to say that my short story, Impressionism, will be published in the next issue of Meniscus.

A free, online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programmes, Meniscus encourages international submissions and has an editorial team based in New Zealand, Australia and Britain. In 2103, they published another of my stories, A Walk in the Forest.

 

May 2017

I’ll be reading my short story, Impressionism, on 23 May at Telltales, Dolly’s Wine Bar, Church St, Falmouth. 7 for a 7.30 start. Free event.

history-pressJust over two months until submissions close for Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing. My co-editor, Felicity Notley, and I are looking for unpublished short stories from new, emerging and existing writers from Cornwall for an anthology to be published by The History Press in 2018 .

Find full details on the Cornish Short Stories website. Follow us @CornishShorts and Cornish Shorts on Facebook. The submission deadline is 7 July 2017.

February 2017

Our Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing  call for submissions is underway. As co-editors, Felicity Notley and I are looking for unpublished short stories from new, emerging and existing writers from Cornwall for an anthology to be published by The History Press in 2018 . Find full details on the Cornish Short Stories website. Follow us @CornishShorts and Cornish Shorts on Facebook. coast-lines

Thank you to Short Stops, Derek Thompson at Strictly Writing and Along The Write Lines, Literature Works and Joe Melia at the Bristol Short Story Prize for helping to spread the word.

During 2017, I’m also pleased to be taking part in Coast Lines, a collaborative book project set up by artist in residence at the Cornwall Records Office, Sue Lewington.

January 2017

In 2017, I’ll be co-editing a book of Cornish short stories with Felicity Notley. Felicity and I are very excited to have this opportunity to showcase the wonderful literary talent this county has to offer.history-press

Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing will be published by The History Press in May 2018.

Submissions are now open and all the details you need are on our Cornish Short Stories website. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter @CornishShorts

From January to March 2017, Felicity Notley is running creative writing sessions at Carnon Downs on Saturday mornings. Details here. I’ll begin to run classes again on Thursday evenings from April 2017. Please contact me if you’d like me to let you know when the classes resume.

 

 

 

December 2016

I’m very pleased to say I’m volunteering as a mentor for the WoMentoring project. This project offers free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities.wm

This month, the Creative Writing Group will meet in the Meeting Room at Carnon Downs Village Hall on 1 and 8 December. From January to March 2017, the sessions will be lead by Felicity Notley. Felicity will also lead the session on 1 December. I’ll resume leading the group again in April 2017. More details here.

 

 

 

November 2016

I’m thrilled to be taking part in two events at the Looe Literary Festival on Sunday 13 November. In the morning, I’m running a workshop exploring character from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Truly Scrumptious, Higher Market Street, East Looe PL13 1BW. £10; book here .

untitledIn the afternoon, I’m giving a talk from 4 to 5pm at the Black Swan, Fore Street, East Looe, PL13 1DT. Free. The talk focuses on one of my stories which was inspired by Anne Estelle Rice’s portrait of Katherine Mansfield painted in Looe in June 1918.

This month, the Creative Writing Group at Carnon Downs will meet on 3, 10, 17 and 24 November, 6.45 to 8.45pm in the Meeting Room, Carnon Downs Village Hall.

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.

 

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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.