I organise author talks and book launches ranging from intimate gatherings of around 30 guests to large evening events with capacity audiences of more than 300 people.

Recent guest authors I have hosted in Woodbridge have included journalist Robert Peston; novelists Margaret Drabble, Kate Mosse, Victoria Hislop, Sophie Hannah, Alexander McCall Smith and Deborah Moggach; Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger; children's writer Michael Morpurgo; comedian and presenter Griff Rhys Jones; cookery writers Diana Henry and Sabrina Ghayour; and antiques expert, Judith Miller.

I have also been engaged to host authors 'in conversation' for Felixstowe Book Festival, Flipside Festival at Snape Maltings, and the HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, and I have organised literary events for a local schools and as the Artistic Director for the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest in 2016.

In 2008 I was the Artistic Director for the first Children’s Book Festival in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Responsible for creating and implementing the concept, I devised four days of activities for children of all ages, and their parents. Many sessions were free and all were creatively run to ensure full interaction, participation and engagement throughout the community. Leading authors (including Philip Reeve, Nick Butterworth, Kevin Crossley-Holland and Meg Rosoff) presented at venues throughout the town. Supplementing the headline speakers there were launches of new books and authors, story playtimes for toddlers, a children’s comedian, storytelling trails around the town led by members of local amateur dramatic groups, and a dogwalking storytime by the river. It was an ambitious and varied programme which was professionally run and well-attended, creating a genuine excitement throughout the town.

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My forthcoming events

Friday 9th November, 7.30pm
at Seckford Theatre
The popular tv presenter will speak about her love of walking as she introduces her new book 'Thinking on My Feet'
Monday 12th November, 7.30pm
at The Riverside
The tv historian and presenter joins us for this very special evening, introducing his new book 'On This Day in History'. Tickets £22 to include the book.
Tuesday 20th November, 7.30pm
at Browsers Bookshop
Historians Rob Liddiard and David Sims present their investigation into the landscape of the Suffolk coast during WWII.
Friday 30th November, 7.30pm
at Browsers Bookshop
Artist and sculptor Maggi Hambling will talk about paintings by her father, Harry Hambling as she introduces a celebration of his work 'A Suffolk Eye'. Tickets £22 and £12.
Friday 7th December, 7.30pm
at Riverside Cinema
Former politician and now award-winning author, Alan Johnson tells the story of growing up with a passion for music. Tickets £20 including a copy of his book 'In My Life: A Music Memoir'.