Alex Woodcock on King of Dust
Jun
8
11:30 AM11:30

Alex Woodcock on King of Dust

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The Sidmouth Literary Festival in partnership with Winstone’s Independent Bookshop are pleased to announce the kick off event: a talk with local stonemason Alex Woodcock!

Alex Woodcock joins us to share his passion for the landscape and heritage of the South West through his unique perspective as a stonemason. Following his PhD in medieval sculpture, he spent six years working at Exeter Cathedral. His writing has previously touched upon diverse topics from surrealist art, ancient fossils and poetry. Now his latest work, King of Dust, is a travelogue exploring the antiquities and carvings of the south west coast. The book is a meditation on the craft but also an insight into his experiences with depression and the transformative power of art in our lives.

Join us at Kennaway House in the Cellar Bar for this fascinating talk at 11:30 am.

Tickets can be purchased at Winstone’s Independent Bookshop at number 10 High Street, Sidmouth, or bought online at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Please remember to bring your ticket along to the event, and we shall see you there!

If you have any queries, please phone Winstone’s at 01395 579969

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In Conversation with Lesley Pearse and Ruth Ware
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

In Conversation with Lesley Pearse and Ruth Ware

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The Sidmouth Literary Festival in partnership with Winstone’s Independent Bookshop are pleased to announce an inspiring conversation with two bestselling authors, Lesley Pearse and Ruth Ware!

Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller and she has appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for both film and TV, and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family. 

Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny and bunny girl, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.

These two authors will be in discussion with our very own bestselling author Jane Corry, and we are very excited to see the shape the conversation takes given their combined experience in the industry.

Join us at Kennaway House in the Cellar Bar for this fascinating talk at 2:00 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at Winstone’s Independent Bookshop at number 10 High Street, Sidmouth, or bought online at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Please remember to bring your ticket along to the event, and we shall see you there!

If you have any queries, please phone Winstone’s at 01395 579969

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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story with Historian Giles Milton
Jun
8
4:30 PM16:30

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story with Historian Giles Milton

The Sidmouth Literary Festival in partnership with Winstone’s Independent Bookshop are pleased to announce the kick off event: a talk with renowned historian and writer Giles Milton!

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Seventy-five years have passed since D-Day.

The ingeniously planned operation - an epic battle that involved 156,000 men – was, above all, a
story of individual heroics. This smaller scale story from the perspective of all sides has never fully been told until now. Giles takes us hour by hour through the day’s events to give the definitive soldier-on-the-beach account of the greatest seaborne invasion in history Giles Milton is an internationally best-selling author of non-fiction. His last book, Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, was a Sunday Times best-seller. His other seven critically acclaimed works of history include Nathaniel's Nutmeg, serialised by the BBC.

Join us at Kennaway House in the Cellar Bar for this fascinating talk at 4:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at Winstone’s Independent Bookshop at number 10 High Street, Sidmouth, or bought online at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Please remember to bring your ticket along to the event, and we shall see you there!

If you have any queries, please phone Winstone’s at 01395 579969

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An Evening with Ann Cleeves
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Ann Cleeves

A discussion with acclaimed author Ann Cleeves

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Saturday 8th June, 2019. Kennaway House, Sidmouth.

This event will take place in the Cellar Bar of Kennaway House.

As part of the Sidmouth Literary Festival with support from Winstone's Independent Bookshop, we are pleased to present an evening with Ann Cleeves.

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez who can now be found on television in ITV’s Vera and BBC One’s Shetland. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations, capturing the minds of millions worldwide.

Join us at Kennaway House, in the cellar bar, where Ann will be in discussion with Sidmouth's own acclaimed author Jane Corry as they discuss the ending to Ann's highly popular Shetland series. 

The event will begin at 7p.m. and we shall look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased online via Eventbride (with VAT) here.

Or through Winstone’s Bookshop on Sidmouth High Street (Number 10). You can also call us on: 01395 579969.

-PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING OUT A PRINTED VERSION OF YOUR TICKET ON THE DAY IF YOU PURCHASE THROUGH EVENTBRITE-

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How to Get Published Workshop
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

How to Get Published Workshop


HOW TO GET PUBLISHED DAY

SUNDAY JUNE 9. KENNAWAY HOUSE, SIDMOUTH.

This event will take place in The Cellar Bar of Kennaway House

 Have you always dreamed of being published? This is your chance to have one to one advice from leading figures in the industry!

As part of the Sidmouth Literary Festival (forty minutes from Exeter), we are holding a HOW TO GET PUBLISHED DAY on Sunday June 9. Experts include Katy Loftus, editorial director at Penguin Viking; Martha Ashby, editor of commercial women’s fiction at Harper Collins; and Jennifer Kerslake, editor at Orion Publishing. The event will be led by Jane Corry, a Sunday Times best-selling Penguin author and writer in residence of the festival. 

There will be talks throughout the day about different aspects ranging from how to attract an agent’s eye to how to self-publish. There is also the opportunity to send in a sample of your work before the festival and  receive individual verbal feedback on the day.   

 Last  year, three delegates had short stories accepted by a well-known weekly women’s magazine as a result of attending the conference.

Tickets cost £25 each. This price is for the whole day and includes talks, workshops, and feedback on your work. To purchase, click  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-get-published-workshop-tickets-55570507885?ref=estw.

 You can also ring Winstone’s Bookshop on 01395 579969.

Please submit a piece of writing for appraisal no later than Friday May 24th. This writing must be no longer than 500 words and sent to the email address sidmouthlitfest1@gmail.com - thank you.

The day will be structured as follows:

10a.m - 1p.m: 15 minute presentations with up to 9 industry professionals ranging through editors, agents, self-published authors, journalists, and traditionally published authors. This will also be followed by a Q&A with you as an audience member.

-Lunch-

(Please not that whilst some refreshments will be readily available, you will need to make your own lunch arrangements)

2p.m - 4p.m: One-to-one sessions with an industry professional for a discussion on a piece of work you have submitted prior to the event. Professionals will be matched by Jane Corry to best suit your work.

-PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING OUT A PRINTED VERSION OF YOUR TICKET ON THE DAY-

Ann Cleeves will be headlining the festival on the evening of Saturday June 8. For tickets and more details, visit www.sidmouthlitfest.co.uk

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The West Country Trilogy with Tim Pears
Jun
9
4:30 PM16:30

The West Country Trilogy with Tim Pears

A talk from renowned author Tim Pears will take place in the PM of Sunday 9th June following the How To Get Published Event.

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The Sidmouth Literary Festival in partnership with Winstone’s Independent Bookshop are pleased to announce the festival’s finale event: a discussion with Tim Pears!

Having grown up in Devon, Tim Pears is more than familiar with the land we love to call home. His West Country Trilogy chronicles love, exile, and belonging in a world on the brink of change, and it now concludes with The Redeemed. As his most ambitious novels to date, The West Country Trilogy takes place before, during, and after the First World War.

It’ll be a wonderful opportunity to hear Tim Pears talk about the inspiration for this trilogy, his writing process of a longer narrative across three books, and of course the role of landscape and local history in his work.

Join us at Kennaway House in the Cellar Bar for this fascinating talk in the PM of Sunday 9th June.

Tickets can be purchased at Winstone’s Independent Bookshop at number 10 High Street, Sidmouth, or bought online at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Please remember to bring your ticket along to the event, and we shall see you there!

If you have any queries, please phone Winstone’s at 01395 579969

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