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Wellington Festival – Local Authors Event

My Table at Wellington Fest.On Saturday 20th October I attended the Local Authors event held in  Wellington Library as part of the Wellington (Shropshire) Literary Festival. The festival was spread over three weeks with different authors in the library on each Saturday. A wonderful venue with many appreciative people visiting the table.

The Literary Festival is an annual event but this is the first time I have attended. I certainly hope to add it to my calendar for the future.

Many thanks to the organisers of this successful event.


A couple of short verses by Elizabeth appear in this month’s issue of EOTE, an e-zine that is produced three times a year, in April, August and December. The e-zine promotes the work of emerging creative artists – writers, photographers and painters and is open to submissions. For more information and to subscribe to the e-zine visit EOTE.

Elfje Poems

Elfje poems originated in Holland where they are used to teach young children about writing poetry. This is a form that I would like to see more widely recognised so I have started a new Blog called ‘Simply Elfje’. I am inviting submissions to the site so if you would like to find out more about the form and have a go for yourself follow the link.

Free Book

We now confirm that Elizabeth Leaper will be guesting on writer Freya Pickard’s Blog at ‘Dragonscale Clippings’ from 19th – 23rd March 2012. As well as a guest post from Elizabeth, Freya will be interviewing her about her writing and her recent book ‘Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’, a collection of her own poetry and that of her late uncle, Jack Williamson. Freya will also be reviewing the book.

To be in with the chance to win a FREE copy of ‘Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’ don’t forget to visit ‘Dragonscale Clippings’ between 18th -23rd March.

Blog Tour

Elizabeth will be on a Blog Tour at Dragonscale Clippings in March 2012. Author Freya Pickard (“Dragonscale Leggings”) will be interviewing her about her writing and her life and there will be an opportunity to win a copy of Elizabeth’s recent book “Collecting Cobewebs, Gathering Brambles.” Exact dates for the visit will be notified nearer the time but in the meantime you might like to check out Dragonscale Clippings.

School Visit

Elizabeth LeaperOn Friday 4th November Elizabeth Leaper visited Church Eaton Primary School, Staffordshire, where she  read from her books “Barking At Nothing” and “Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles” to the children of classes 3 and 4. She also talked about the ideas and events that inspire her poems. The children then spent some time writing poems for themselves about Halloween, Bonfire Night or other subjects of their own choice.

A selection of the children’s work will be posted on a separate page on this website once they have finished working on them.

Book Festival, Nottingham

Silverburn Publishing at NottinghamIn the quite before the rush this picture of our stall was taken at the  annual Nottingham Book Festival and Fayre. The day was a wonderful opportunity for meeting other writers and attending talks and workshops, with an appreciative public spoiled for choice among the many stalls. This was the first time we have attended and it was an enjoyable day which we hope to repeat in the future.