Food For Thought – Poetry Trail

Include food for your mind and spirit when you go shopping in this week. The is on display around the town until 30th September. A pleasant Sunday walk perhaps, with lots more to see as the wonderful New Mills Festival draws to a close?

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Following the very entertaining, successful Spoken Word Cabaret, (thanks to the organisers, great artists and gorgeous audience) poets who have poems displayed on the Poetry Trail (including Yours Truly) will gather to read their poems from the trail as well as some additional works.

FREE event

“Look forward to scintillating readings and electrifying performances from some of the best poets in the northwest of England and beyond.”

Find out more here

Many thanks to the New Mills business community who have supported this lovely project and  exciting community event.

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Get Writing Taster Session- Lymefield

This Friday, 24th August 2018, 7-8.30 p.m.

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Delighted to have been asked to run a Creative Writing taster session at one of my favourite places: Lymefield Arts and Craft Centre, Broadbottom, Hyde, Tameside. SK14 6AG

Informal, all welcome. Fun activities designed to appeal to and stimulate your personal muses, and encourage you to develop your writing in more engaging ways. Fee of £5 includes refreshments.

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Readings At REMS

As the year comes to a close, sadly this series of Spoken Word events in Chapel en le Frith is coming to an end on Wednesday, November 29th.

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It’s been a lot of fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet. I shall be there tonight, reading my latest autumn poem, and another favourite (and what it has to do with the novel I’m working on.)

Come and share your poetry or short piece of prose, or just to listen. It’s a free event, hosted by author, Margaret Holbrook.

7.30-9.30 p.m.

Address: 29 Market St, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0HP

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

Disley Library Presents..

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“Another exciting Author Event to look forward to on Tuesday 19th July.Margaret Holbrook, Pamela Turton and Mark Henderson will be entertaining us with readings from their books. Come along and join us for this free event. Tea and biscuits will be served.”

Disley Library
Off Buxton Old Road
Disley
Stockport
Cheshire
SK12 2BB (Location Map)

Phone: 01625 374717
Email: libraries@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Authors At The Oakwood July 2nd

FREE EVENTThe Oakwood, Glossop

Saturday 2nd July, 7.30-9.30 p.m.

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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.

Each of the authors will be reading from their work, for about 20 minutes each (with drinkies break) 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 published poetry and novels. She’ll be giving you a taster of her 4th novel, due out this August too.

Get more information about the authors:

Pamela Turton

Mark Henderson

Margaret Holbrook

Entry free  (but please buy a drink to thank the Oakwood for their hospitality!)

Also copies of  books and CDs for sale.

Oakwood address: 67 High St W, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8AZ

For more info. call 07958 079583

Whaley Water Weekend June 10th-12th

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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