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

An Evening with Ann Cleeves

A discussion with acclaimed author Ann Cleeves

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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