Word Up! Festival – From Pipedream to Publication
Location:MARCH TOWN HALL, TOWN HALL, MARCH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE15 9JF
Dates/s: FRIDAY 13 APRIL
For: all ages
Admission: 16+ £8.25 ONLINE. £10 ON THE DOOR
Eva Jordan and Darren O’Sullivan will give you the lowdown on what it took to become successfully published authors! Find out what challenges they faced and how they overcame them, and learn the tips and advice they can give you so that you can follow in their footsteps. Then hear from Teika Bellamy who will give you the publisher’s perspective – what are publishers looking for and how can you maximise your chances of being noticed? The evening will include a Q&A session and will finish with the opportunity to mingle and network.
When: Friday 13 April, 7-9pm
Where: March Town Hall
Suitable for ages 16+
Online early bird tickets £8.25 available here. £10 on the door.
Born in Kent, Eva Jordan now lives in Whittlesey with her partner and the youngest of their four children, all of whom have been a constant source of inspiration for her writing! Her debut novel ‘183 Times a Year’ was published in 2016 to rave reviews from her readers, followed by the sequel ‘All The Colours In Between’ in 2017. She is also a monthly columnist and book reviewer for The Fens Magazine.
Darren O’Sullivan, from Peterborough, is a graduate of the Faber & Faber novel writing programme, and author of the iBooks number 1 bestselling psychological thriller ‘Our Little Secret’, which will be out in paperback on April 5th. His second novel, ‘Close Your Eyes’, will published on Kindle on May 5th.
Dr Teika Bellamy is a mother-of-two, ex-scientist and managing editor of Nottingham-based independent press Mother’s Milk Books. In 2015 she was awarded the Women in Publishing’s New Venture Award for pioneering work on behalf of under-represented groups in society; Mother’s Milk Books was also longlisted in the 2016 Saboteur Awards category ‘Most Innovative Publisher’. Teika is a popular speaker who is passionate about the role of independent presses and women authors within the publishing world.
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WORD UP! FESTIVAL
Between 12 and 22 of April the Word Up! Festival will be taking over the town of March! Join in to get creative with storytelling in all it’s forms. Enjoy film, music, visual arts, performance, poetry, and creative writing and have a go yourself with our interactive events. Bring your family and friends to try your hand at a range of activities. The Word Up! Festival finale will be taking place on the Market Place at St George’s Fayre. Fin d out more about the Word Up! Festival here.