I had a great day at the Wellington Literary Festival yesterday despite a disappointingly low number of visitors. I met some interesting poeple and made some useful contacts for the future and all those authors present managed to sell one or two books, myself included.
The venue at Wellington Library is wonderful, such a vibrant atmosphere and children’s author Catherine Cooper is to be congratulated on all the hard work she puts in to organising this event each year. You can learn more about Catherine Cooper and her books here.
With no new books to offer this year this is the only Book Fair/Festival that Silverburn Publishing has attended in 2014 although it is hoped that another small event may yet be fitted in before Christmas! Look out for something new next year.
2013 has been a fairly quiet year for Silverburn Publishing with no new books to date.
We have only been in attendance at three events this year. The first, on Friday 6th September was a fund raising Fashion Show held by The Friends of the Donna Louise Trust where I was invited to have a stall alongside others selling accessories, jewelery and other items.
The second event was the Wellington Literary Festival, in Wellington, Shropshire, which we also attended in 2012. This year the 5th October was a dedicated children’s literature day. It was held in the local, very vibrant, Library and it was a pleasure to be there and talk to the children who came by the stall.
The final event of the year was a stall at the Woodseaves Christmas Fayre held on Sunday 8th December. Woodseaves is a small village near my home and the event was very well supported by locals and people from further afield. I shared a stall with another children’s writer and a mutual friend of ours selling her home produce. As you can see from the attached photograph of my little corner we were rather cramped. However the stall holder next to us didn’t turn up so we were able to spread out more after this photo was taken.
All three events were very rewarding experiences and produced a number of sales of both my books, all helping to raise money for, and awareness of, The Donna Louise Trust.
To find out more about the Donna Louise Trust just click on the link in the General Interest catrgory in the sidebar.
In 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.
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th Ocotber 2011: This is a FREE Book Festival and Fayre for writers and readers, with an exciting porgramme of talks and workshops, to be held at County Hall, West Bridgeford, Nottingham. NG2 7QP. Special guests include Mark Crossley, David Belbin, Kate Walker and many more. For more detailed information please go to http://www.newwritersuk.co.uk/festival.html
Elizabeth Leaper will be there on Saturday 8th October to sign and sell copies of both ‘Barking At Nothing’ and ‘Colelcting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’. It will also be possible to purchase copies of ‘Mission Scapula’ by Arthur Christie.