Friday, December 10, 2010

Deganwy Authors’ Day and Book Fair

David Thorpe is giving a reading from his book Hybrids and a signing tomorrow as part of Deganwy Authors’ Day and Book Fair, from 10-4pm at Quay Hotel, Deganwy, near Conwy, LL31 9DJ. More at:

The day's schedule is:

10.15 Dewi Roberts
Christmas in Wales
Publisher: Seren Books
Dewi Roberts has compiled many anthologies. Christmas in Wales and A Childhood Anthology were both published by Seren Books.

10.30 Rosalie Marsh Winner of International Book Award
Adventure and Travel Writer
Just us Two
Publisher: Author House
Ned and Rosie were empty nesters, and born again bikers. They travelled thousands of miles across Europe and rediscovered their lost youth.

10. 45 Natalie Scott
Publisher: Mudfrog
Natalie is based in Teesside and has been involved in writing projects for 15 years. Currently works at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough.

11.00 Elaine Walker
The Horses
Publisher: Cinnamon
Has a doctorate in English literature. Elaine lectures for the Open
University, the University of Wales, and the Open College of the Arts. She is also a successful Rock Musician. The Horses is her second novel.

11.15 David Thorpe Winner of Harper Collins Award
Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Harper Collins
David is the author of How the World Works, Doc Chaos: the Chernobyl
Effect, besides writing comic and cartoon strips. He has also written much environmental material.

11.40 Peter Griffiths
Tongue Tied
Publisher: Y Lolfa
Peter’s background is Investment Business and he moved to the States in 1972. Returning to Wales in the late Nineties.

12.00 Bryce Thomas
Publisher: Thomas Hamilton
Bryce graduated from Leeds University with a degree in law but left the legal world behind him to become a farmer. Living close to the land, and his involvement with nature, inspired him to write Rhamin.

12.20 Angela Topping
Publisher: Salt
Her poems have been published widely and her children’s work is included in 45 anthologies.

12.40 Dr Graham Lawler
Writer and Educator
Back to the Black
Publisher: Aber
Graham is the BBC Bitesize Maths author. Also wrote Understanding
Maths with a foreword by the late Arthur C Clarke and co-wrote Channel 4 TV’S Family Counts.

1.00 Break for Lunch and the Colwyn Bay Male Voice Choir in the Conference Room.

2.30 Clare Dudman Winner Kathleen Fiddler Award.
Historical Novel Winner Art Council of England Award
A Place Of Meadows And Tall Trees.
Publisher: Seren Books
To research for her novel Clare travelled across the Patagonian desert in a bus, and then took The Old Patagonian Express in the Andes. Along the way she met the descendants of Welsh settlers who came here in 1865. Other research included intensive courses in Welsh and shamanism. Written several non-fiction books

3.00 Gwen Davies
Anthology of Folk Horror
Sing Sorrow Sorrow, Dark and Chilling Tales
Publisher: Seren Books
Sing Sorrow Sorrow is a chilling collection of supernatural myth and otherworldly horror stories.

3.20 Gladys Mary Coles Winner of Welsh Arts Council Writers’ Award.
Publisher: Flambard
Gladys Mary has written 10 collections of poetry. Clay is her debut novel. She runs the Ruthin based Headland Publications, and tutors creative writing at Liverpool University.

3.45 Mike Wood
Talks About Publishing
Ward Wood Publishing
Ward Wood Publishing is based in London and Wales.

4.00 Finish.