Friday, 27 September 2013

Book Launch, from Weathervane Press

Book Launch at Southwell Library
Saturday 28th Sept, 11.30am
All welcome to attend the launch of this hot off the press new title.



Debut novel by Southwell based writer

Michael R D Smith.

Toby Malkin, a young and talented lawyer, expects everything in life to go his way. Maria Cracolicci, a hapless secretary, has learned to expect far less. But when a set-back to Malkin's progress unleashes the full, destructive force of his ambition, Maria feels compelled to stand up to him, however dangerous this may be. She confides in attractive colleague, Tom Elliott but her stubborn tenacity puts their new friendship to the test.

Maria must expose the truth about Malkin before she is crushed like everyone else in his path but she needs to reconcile her differences with Tom to achieve this.

Stylish, simmering and sexy, The Deed Room is a story of intrigue, murder, deception and romance. Set in Nottingham in the world of corporate law, this compelling novel builds to a dramatic and unexpected climax.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Free marketing tips for authors

Raising Your Profile

Sat Oct 5th,  11.15am

Gedling Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham

A FREE talk that will appeal to authors.

'Every new book is a start-up business’
Chris Day

If publishing is a 16th century technology, with a 19th century business model, how is it adapting to a 21st century digital world?

Join the publisher and marketing expert Chris Day as he explores the ways in which authors can raise their profile. Let Chris help you take full advantage of the many no-cost ways there are for authors to be easily found online, and learn how to build profitable routes to market.

Part of the NWUK book festival

Monday, 16 September 2013

NWUK Book Festival, Oct 5th

New Writers UK annual book festival

At: Gedling Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham
Free to attend. Talks for writers and readers.

Saturday October 5th

Guest speakers: Frankie Owens, Chris Day, Mark Gwynne Jones, David Bowman & Steven Dunne.


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Eastwood Expo & Book Bonanza

A new event to be held at Beauvale Priory on Saturday 21st September, 11am-5pm
It should appeal to writers & readers.
Literary Talks

Screen, Stage and Page. A Mansfield Library event.

Telling Stories on Screen, Stage and Page

17th September
In the course of an action-packed career, Mansfield’s own Kevin Fegan has been an award-winning playwright and poet as well as a writer for Coronation Street. Join him as he discusses how stories are told in each of these forms.

This is part of a season of talks by writers at Mansfield Library. If you are interested and available, please come along.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

D H Lawrence Society's Birthday Lecture

D.H. Lawrence Society's Birthday Lecture: 'D.H.Lawrence as Philosphical Novelist

11th September
In the last three decades of the twentieth century Lawrence’s reputation went into eclipse in many circles because of the concentration on the supposed opinions found in his work. By the end of the century he had not only started to recover from this but had been shown to have anticipated some of the central themes of cultural and philosophical critique in the new century. The theme is doubly timely in so far as his mature thought in this regard began to emerge a hundred years ago in the transition from Sons and Lovers to The Rainbow.
Michael Bell is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick where he is also an Associate Fellow. His books include ‘D.H. Lawrence Language and Being’ (Cambridge university Press, 1992) as well as substantial discussions of Lawrence in his other written works.

Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
(Doors open at 6.30pm)

Venue: Eastwood Comprehensive School, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3EA

Booking: Tickets available from the D.H. Lawrence Festival Box Office and on the door at the venue (subject to availability)
£4.50 – Standard
£4.00 – Concession

For further details or to request a D.H. Lawrence Festival programme email, visit or telephone 01773 717353