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The Evesham Cafe Collection

Evesham Festival of Words photographer, Angela Fitch, and I have joined forces to produce a book of poems, recipes and images featuring some of the beautiful cafes in Evesham.

The work has involved visits to the various cafes (and drinking coffee and eating loads of cake), meeting the lovely owners and – in my case – being inspired to write a poem about the experience.

We unfortunately couldn’t fit everyone into this book – but if this one sells there will be scope to do another one next year.

A Town Like Evesham

Local singer-songwriter Colin Pitts, Evesham poet Bob Woodroofe and I have united to produce a CD of poems and songs called ‘A Town Like Evesham.’

We will be launching this at the main weekend of the Evesham Festival of Words with an event in the Red Lion, Market Square, Evesham from 3.15 – 4.45. The event is free – and will also feature a brief appearance by the popular Dallimore brothers.

 

 

National Flash Fiction Day – Tesco, St Oswalds Road, Gloucester

To celebrate National Flash Fiction Day, Joy Thomas and I are doing a free event in the Community Room at Tesco, St Oswald’s Road, Gloucester.

The event begins at 11.00 with a half hour workshop. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

From 11.30 – 1.00 there will be an open mic. Please bring something to read if you would like to.

For the workshop and reading, please get in touch with me via the contact page of the website to book a place.

 

 

Evesham Festival of Words Flash Fiction Group – Brew Bear Cafe – Monday 11th June

If you’re anywhere near Evesham, come and join us. Bring a short piece of writing to share with the group. We meet at 2.00 for one hour. The prompt for this meeting is: ”He/she sheltered in the porch.” Don’t worry about going off at a tangent or if the finished piece is miles away from the starting point. The key thing is to write. If you live nowhere near Evesham, then feel free to try this prompt anyway. Let me know how you get on with it.

The next meeting will be on Monday 9th July and the prompt is: “It was the last place she expected to see…”

 

Meet the Authors – Evesham Festival of Words Event – Friday 8th June

The next session will be on Friday 8th June  at Evesham Library beginning at 11.00 a.m.

The visiting authors will be Nina Lewis, David Simson and Heather King.

The idea of these sessions is that people have a chance to meet some of the writers involved, buy their books and ask questions. We are especially keen to help and encourage new writers and nurture local talent. The sessions are free and coffee, tea and biscuits are provided. For further information, please contact the Library or Sue Johnson 0n 01386 446477.

 

Evesham Festival of Words – Meet Up for Local Writers, Readers, Artists, Song Writers – First Wednesday of the month

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 6th June at Jellypicklejam in Vine Mews.  The meeting is for anyone who is interested in anything creative – and we also welcome readers. (Every writer needs readers!) We start at 10.30 and stay until about midday. The aim is to give people a chance to network, discuss ideas and promote anything they may be doing. Please bring any leaflets, business cards, books – and come and enjoy great company, good coffee and lovely cake. For more information, please contact me on 01386 446477.

 

Right to Write Workshops – Tesco St Oswalds, Gloucester

Joy Thomas and I offer a monthly workshop in the Community Room in Tesco, St Oswalds Road, Gloucester on the second Wednesday of the month.

The workshops run from 10.30 – 12.30 and cost £8.00.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

The next workshop is on Wednesday 13th June. For further details and to book a place, please contact Sue on 01386 446477.

We are planning to do a free event to celebrate National Flash Fiction Day on Saturday 16th June. Watch this space for further details.

15 Minute Coffee Break Exercises – Writing Magazine

I am very happy that Writing Magazine are publishing my 15 minute writing workouts on their web page. Check these out and give them a try. Please get in touch and let me know if you find them helpful.

Get that writing muscle moving!

 

Twenty Five Things About Me

  1. I have lexical-gustatory synaesthesia (I experience some words and names as a specific taste).
  2. I was born in Kent.
  3. I am left handed.
  4. My birth sign is Aries.
  5. I hate being called Susan.
  6. I love dark chocolate – although it tastes of the word ‘late’ and I’m never late for anything!
  7. I’m scared of deep water.
  8. I don’t like snakes.
  9. I prefer silver jewellery to gold.
  10. I love Italy – and Italian food.
  11. I don’t like shoe shops.
  12. I love handbags.
  13. I love charity shops.
  14. My favourite subjects at school were English, History, French and German.
  15. I trained seriously for athletics – 800m – when I was in my teens.
  16. I love trains – one of my dreams is to go on the Orient Express.
  17. I once met Winston Churchill.
  18. I love visiting National Trust properties.
  19. I love cooking and eating Indian food.
  20. I’m often awake and writing during the night – I sometimes think I’m nocturnal.
  21. I love black cats.
  22. I wear a lot of velvet.
  23. I love rings.
  24. Glastonbury is one if my favourite places.
  25. I’d love to live in Cornwall.