World Book Weekend Programme for Readers and Writers: Part 2

South West
Event date/time
29 April, 10:00am
Event location
Stoke Lodge Hotel

Stoke Lodge Hotel, Stoke Fleming, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RA

Our first guest speaker is Jane Corry. Her fabulous debut novel, My Husband’s Wife reached No 5 in the Sunday Times bestseller list. Jane’s career covers many aspects of writing from print journalism to teaching would-be authors. Oh, and life in a high security prison! One not to be missed by readers or writers.

11.30am – 11.45am break

11.45am to 12.15pm
WHY? All about eye and I. Because when we read, everything changes. Inclusion, influence, impact, intelligence, illness, imagination, insight, improvement, interest, innovation, incentive, information, identity, impression, independence…

Writer Jill Treseder PhD and avid reader Victoria Suter from the NHS South West Leadership Academy remind us of the work of The Reading Agency and its new initiative, Reading Well. Jill also talks about why she writes.

12.15pm – 12.45pm
News and questions from readers and writers plus the great book swap. Please bring books to give away and/or swap.

12.45pm – 2pm lunch in the Garden Restaurant

2pm – 3pm
The story behind the story – finding the writer’s voice and holding the reader’s attention. With nine books to her credit, novelist Kate Furnivall explains how she decides on the subject and the importance of research. She describes her genre as historical with touches of romance and mystery but with all the realism of the time. Her most recent books include The Italian Wife and The Liberation. Event followed by informal networking.

Cost for the day and a two course lunch £17.25

Booking notes
There are just 50 tickets for the events on Friday evening and Saturday daytime. Your place needs to be reserved and paid for in full, in advance, and to keep admin to the minimum it’s not possible to make refunds should you cancel. To book your ticket please e-mail Julie Archer who is helping and organising the guest list. She will let know her postal address for cheques which should be made payable to Stoke Lodge Hotel.

A special B and B rate for those who wish to stay has been offered at £55 per person per night and you will need to book directly with the hotel on 01803 770523. Evening meals can be arranged in the Garden Restaurant or in the bar. Please see the hotel web site for samples of dinner menus
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