As well as writing, we must of course read! All the great authors base their writing on reading. They impress the writer with the words Read, Read… So it is with great pleasure that I will be taking part in this years Everybody’s Reading Festival in Leicester. I will be running several creative writing workshops alongside my good friend and wonderful writer Stuart Hill creator of the Icemark series. There will also be events to publicise the launch of my anthology, “An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester.”

We will start at Caffe Nero in Leicester with an Editing workshop on October 8 led by Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde. Dr Hyde is a poet, writing tutor, entrepreneur, tea enthusiast & founder of Wordsmith_HQ. She began her career in writing and publishing ten years ago, and specialises in verbatim and digital poetry. With over 5 years’ experience teaching Creative Writing and facilitating workshops, Sophie also works as an adviser to students wishing to start their own business at Loughborough University while overseeing Wordsmith_HQ.

Sophie will be teaching us how to edit in creative writing. This is suitable for all writers who want to progress their work to the next level. Click here for details

On October 11 we will be at the Brite centre in Braunstone. Click here for details. Stuart and I will putting on a creative writing workshop.

As we will be on October 14 at the Abbey Park Education centre. More details are here.

At De Montfort University, on October 16 we will be looking at ghosts and ghouls in Leicester. Stuart Hill is an expert on this. Catch the spirit here.

On October 21 we will be holding a poetry and prose reading evening at Kibworth Library to promote the anthology. Books will be on sale at this evenings soiree. At an amazing cut price of £5 (RRP £6.99) Cash only please. Details here.

On October 24 in the wonderful space of Leicester Cathedral, we will be holding another creative writing workshop. Here are the details.

The official book launch of An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester is on October 30 at Prana Cafe in Leicester. All are welcome. See here for details.

These are ticketed events, take a look at the various pages for more information. We look forward to seeing you at one or all of our events.

So to quote Stuart Hill from “Blade of Fire”

“A conflagration always made such a nice backdrop to a battle. Fire made everything so much more joyously apocalyptic.”

In our case the fire will be WORDS!