This coming Saturday, 14th July 2018 sees the start of the Children’s Summer Reading Scheme. When the children come to my local Library to sign up for the scheme they will find several published authors on hand to talk to about anything and everything to do with writing books – how to go about it, how they are illustrated, how to stimulate your imagination and so on.
As well as answering questions on these and other book related topics I will be there giving short workshops on how to write Elfje poems and encouraging them to write their own. The event runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. It is hoped that parents and others interested in the publishing process will also find the event helpful.
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.
Elizabeth will be attending the 18th Wellington Literary Festival tomorrow, 4th October at Wellington Library, Shropshire from 10 a.m. to 3.00p.m along with several other writers. If you are in the area why not come along.
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.