Author Events

March 30th, 2019


Hannah’s Bookshelf – Live Radio Chat

Very much enjoyed chatting to the amazing Hannah Kate to talk about genres, reading, my books and others, as one of her guest writers.  If you missed it you can catch it online. (about 45 mins. in, I read my ‘Manchester Women’ poem, inspired by my mother and sisters.)

Hannah’s Bookshelf is a weekly literature radio show that goes out on Saturdays 2-4pm on North Manchester FM. Catch the show on Saturday at 2 on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or online


may 29th, 2019

Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire

Readings at REMS

Sociable evening of Spoken Word at the lovely REMS village bar and restaurant. It’s always friendly and fun, listening to diverse voices of work by published and unpublished writers, and seeing people get their public speaking feet wet. I’ll  read some short excerpts from my novels, or topical poems.

Come and share your poetry or short piece of prose, or just to listen at this free event.

7.30-9.30 p.m.

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

Phone: 01298 816577



june 12th, 2019

New Mills, High Peak

Write and Release

Hosted by poet Randall Horton, the aim is to enjoy and support poets and writers. Whether you want to read your own work or favourite pieces of others, you will be welcomed at this friendly, monthly event at Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills. I always enjoy the diversity of the voices, whether moving, inspiring or comic.  Guest Poet/Author each month. I shall be there, reading short extracts from my novels, or poems.

Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Donations welcome to cover costs. Tea and coffee available.

Address: Spring Bank, New Mills, High Peak SK22 4BH

Phone: 01663 308202

JUly 3rd, 2019

Glossop, Derbyshire


Part of GlossopBookFest – see below

At The Oakwood Pub, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Come along and perform or just enjoy the night.

All types of performances welcome.



JULY 6th, 2019

Glossop, Derbyshire


We are very excited to announce the first GlossopBookFest! 

Glossop, ‘Gateway to the Peak District’, is home to many artistic events, groups and people – the Glossop Music Festival, Glossopera, the Partington Theatre Company – and an ideal place for this venture.

Date: 6th July 2019 Time: 2pm -6pm

Place: Central Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Glossop

Free Entry

(Small charges for workshops/some activities. Cafe selling light refreshments.)

Meet Authors, Poets and Illustrators

Chat with, check out the work of a dozen or more local authors, poets and illustrators, of different styles and genres. Buy signed copies of books, often at a discount.

 Join in Workshops and Activities

Learn new skills through fun activities and workshops, including creative writing and poetry, for both children and adults throughout the afternoon.

Discover Groups and Events

Get information about local writing groups and spoken word events.

Network: Information and Support for Authors, Poets and Illustrators

Make connections and build networks. Publishers, librarians and local bookshop owners will be with us during the afternoon. 

Promote your work

 Bring cards, leaflets etc. if you want to promote your work.

Come along and support the BookFest!

Let’s make it an annual event.




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