The Programme

 

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Writing: a Hobby, a Vocation, a Career?

18AdeleParksAdele Parks, If You Go Away, Spare Brides, The State We’re In, Whatever It Takes, About Last Night, Men I’ve Loved Before, Love Lies, Tell Me Something.IfYouGoAwayAdeleParks

Adele Parks has had a seventeen year (and counting) career as a published writer but she believes she has been a writer since she was a small child. She will share some frank and funny insights about her journey of succumbing to the precarious vocation of being a writer and turning a hobby into career.

Special Guest: Cathy Woodman, author and vet.

Competition: Describe a meeting where a present-day hero or heroine meets their later love-interest (300 words)

Adjudicator: Cathy WoodmanCathyWoodman

P&G Wells Book Stall with books available for sale

Wine, soft drinks and networking from 7.00pm

Members and students free; guests £5


Tuesday 11 April 2017

So, You Want to Write Children’s Books?

Beverley Birch Commissioning editor and author of over 50 books: Rift, Sea Hawk, Sea Moon, Night of the Fire Lilies, The Keeper of The Gate.RiftBeverlyBirch

In a career of over 40 years, Beverly has been shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Beverly explores the ways to do this effectively.

Special Guest: Judith Heneghan, Director, Winchester Writers’ Festival, Lecturer, Creative Writing, University of Winchester.

Competition: Write a 300-word children’s story, inspired by a well-known story for children.

Adjudicator: Dr Vanessa Harbour, Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing, University of Winchester.

P&G Wells Book Stall with books available for sale

Wine, soft drinks and networking from 7.00pm

Members and students free; guests £5


Tuesday 9 May 2017

An Exploration of Structure

Margaret Graham A creative writing tutor, feature and short story writer, editor and bestselling author, now working on her 17th novel for Arrow. MargaretGrahamMargaret is also Contributing Editor for Frost Magazine, founded the Yeovil Literary Prize, and later, ‘Words for the Wounded’. Tonight the story of Cinderella will be put under a microscope, to single out her normal world, point of change, et al.

Special Guest: Captain Ian Thornton, author of: ‘Helmand: The Diaries of Front-Line Soldiers’.IanThornton

Competition: A scene involving a disabled character (300 words).

Adjudicator: Margaret Graham

P&G Wells Book Stall with books available for sale

Wine and soft drinks available from 7.00pm

Members and students free; guests £5


Tuesday 13 June 2017

Alan Titchmarsh (TBC) Chancellor, University of Winchester, DL, OBE Famous gardener, novelist, and television presenter.

In a career spanning decades, Alan has informed and entertained the nation on the screen and in print.

The evening will commence at 6.00 pm with strawberries, nibbles, wine bar, networking and the HWS published authors’ book fair.1BookFair2016

Special Guest: Professor Joy Carter, DL, Vice Chancellor.

Competition: Write a scene in a rose garden, 300 words.

Adjudicator: Bevis Hillier, author.

P&G Wells Book Stall with books available for sale

Members and students free; guests £5.


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