Just a quick update on my events for March. It’s Women’s History Month so it’s a particularly fitting time to be giving talks on Beatrice Cadbury. Last week I spoke at the Women’s Fellowship Group at St Faith and St Lawrence Church in Harborne, where I had a terrific welcome on a chilly evening. The ladies were a lively and very active bunch – they were really inspirational.
This week starts with an event for Oswestry Festival of the Word (9-19 March 2013) aka #OsLitFest. It’s an absolutely cracking programme with virtually every event already sold out. The festival opened with Dean Johnson’s musical drama BULLETS AND DAFFOLDILS based on the life and poetry of Wilfred Owen. My Beatrice gig this Wednesday 13th at Oswestry Library sold out a fortnight ago, thanks to the great work of the festival organisers – a very friendly bunch I can’t wait to meet. Some authors complain about shoddy treatment by festival organisers. Let me tell you, author friends, you should be clamouring for an invite to OsLitFest next year!
Then on Friday 15th I’m delighted to be appearing at Bromsgrove’s Artrix Centre with my good chum and fellow Foxwell Press author, Rob Ronsson. (Read his book NO MEAN AFFAIR, which is getting some great 5 star reviews.) We’ll be taking to the stage for 20 minutes each (timers at the ready!) followed by a Q and A session and book signings. Rob and I know each other’s books inside out so we’ll probably be answering the other one’s questions. This is actually quite likely given that our books deal with a similar theme of determined women in the early 20th century. Do come and see us if you’re in the area. We’d love to see you there.
Back to Birmingham
Later in the month on March 22 I’ll be talking about Beatrice at Yardley Wood Library in Birmingham – the final event under the banner of Literature on Your Doorstep (LOYD). LOYD is a super collaboration between Writing West Midlands, West Midlands Readers’ Network and libraries in the West Midlands region. I can’t wait.
Have a great month. What are you up to, writing or reading-wise? Let me know below.