Live Music and a Bit of Lit at The Globe


Chesterfield Pop Up Book Fair – July 27th

Wednesday 27thJuly 2016      10am-4pm

Come for a browse and chat.

Destination Chesterfield.

Meet me and other Derbyshire writers  in Chesterfield.

I’ll be there between 1 – 4pm in the Pavements Shopping Centre.

“Looking for something to read over the summer? Why not come along to our Pop-up Book Fair and browse a selection of books written by Derbyshire writers. The authors will be selling their books and chatting about their work.  There will also be a library stall with information about activities and opportunities for readers and writers.”

Learn more about the Pop Up Library event

Whaley Water Weekend June 10th-12th


Whaley Water Weekend 2016

I’m delighted to be taking part in this next weekend for the first time. This wonderful music and arts festival has been going on for 15 years.

Fellow author Margaret Holbrook and I will be found in the historic Transhipment Warehouse 1.30 -2. 30 pm, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with other writers and bookstalls.

We’ll be reading extracts from our novels and Margaret from her poetry collections. Looking forward to meeting and having a chat with you. Also we’ll have some books on sale.

Learn more about my novels:

Margaret’s website:

Find out more about the festival


Merry May – Open Mic Event Tameside 28th May

Merry Month of May Theme – Open Mic Event
Denton Library

Saturday 28th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm


 Tomorrow, come and share readings, or just to listen, about the inspiring  month of May. I’ll be reading a scene from my fourth novel (which I’m currently editing- bit of a slog – hoping to launch this summer!)

If you are starting out or are a seasoned performer, come along and read your own work, or those of other writers, in a very encouraging atmosphere. Bring something on the theme of May, or any work of your own choice. Ideas and suggestions around the month of May included: Merry Month of May, Maypole, May Day, May Flower, Whit Walks and Brass Bands. All welcome!

Admission: Free. No need to book just turn up. Please contact for further information.

Venue:  Denton Library, Town Hall, Market Street, Denton, M34 2AP.

 For more upcoming activities visit the Tameside What’s On Online Calendar.

The Snow Queen

Coming to Glossop in the New Year!

We’ve been  having fun and working hard  on our Dance/Drama performance. Keep a date in your diary – tickets on sale soon.


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Writers Forum – Knutsford Library – Tuesday 10th Nov.

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Writers Forum – Knutsford Library – Tuesday 10th November 7pm. Here is a chance to “Meet the Authors!”

Free event:
Local writers Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pamela Turton will be visiting Knutsford Library on Tuesday 10th November. Resident in Cheshire and the Peak District the three will be reading from their work and talking about their writing and publishing experiences.

Address: Toft Rd, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0PG

Get more information about the authors:

Pamela Turton

Mark Henderson

Margaret Holbrook

Meet the Authors – Glossop Library 3rd November

Everyone enjoys a good story, don’t they?

Three local authors between them have something for everyone. Let Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pamela Turton entertain you with stories and extracts from their range of traditional and contemporary writings.

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Tuesday, 7.30 – 9 p.m. at Glossop Library,  SK13 7DQ

Each of the authors will be talking and reading from their work, followed by a Q&A session, so get those questions ready! Mark is a natural storyteller and will read from his latest Folktales of the Peak District. Margaret has written several books of poems/stories; her latest is ‘Hobby Horses Will Dance’. Pamela has also written several novels, So, Sister, The Life Coach Less Travelled, and Selling Short.

Tickets £3 full price, £2 concession     Call 01629 531199 to book a place

Get more information about the authors:

Pamela Turton

Mark Henderson

Margaret Holbrook