I organise author talks and book launches in 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 and Deborah Moggach, Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger, comedian and presenter Griff Rhys Jones, cookery writers Diana Henry and Sabrina Ghayour, and antiques expert, Judith Miller.

I have also run literary events for a local church and two primary schools and was 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

Tuesday 4th September, 7.30pm
at Browsers Bookshop
The acclaimed poet and novelist will introduce her new book 'In the City of Love's Sleep'. Tickets are £16 and include a copy of the novel, with complimentary refreshments
Saturday 8th September, 7.30pm
at Browsers Bookshop
Barrister, Sarah Langford has written a revealing, inspiring and moving account of life and law. Hear her speak 'In Your Defence'. Tickets £17 with the book.
Friday 14th September, 7.30pm
at Woodbridge School Hall
The much-loved novelist will be talking about his new book 'Take Nothing With You', and his love of music, with Catherine Larner. Tickets £23 inc the book.
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.
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'.