Five members of Northants Authors will be at Delapre Abbey’s first ever Festival of Books this bank holiday weekend, from 26th to 28th May. Click on the picture for the programme (and booking links) or the links to our workshops / talk.
Saturday 10am-12pm: Creative Writing – How To Get Ideas And What To Do With Them – Festival of Books (Morgen Bailey) £10 per person
Sunday 10am-12pm: Creating Fictional Characters Workshop – Festival of Books (Julia Thorley) £10 per person
Monday 10am-11am: Writing For Young Readers Aged 6-10 workshop – Festival of Books (Monica Withrington) £5 per person
Monday 11.30am-12.30pm: Writing Flash Fiction and Short Stories workshop – Festival of Books (Morgen Bailey) £5 per person
Monday 1pm-2pm: Northants Author Panel – Festival of Books (Monica, Morgen, Steve Collier and Tony Berry)
So it’s now nearly a week since the Umbrella Fair and the dust has settled. We sold forty books between us which is more than some of us expected and less than others hoped, but everyone sold something so we’re chuffed.
What we learned was that we wouldn’t do open air events again where we have to book in advance. This weekend (20-21 August) was one of the wettest and windiest of the year so we spent much of the time trying to stop the gazebo from either flying away or ripping, or both. We failed, and the gazebo was too damaged to use on the Sunday so we blagged space in a neighbouring tent which was great except that we shared with a donated book stall so this, and the weather, meant we could have done better. We were also placed opposite a rock music tent which proved too loud at times, to the point where those browsing left after a few seconds.
Still, it was fun, we were all thrilled when asked to sign our books and that people we don’t know will be reading what we have put many hours into.
The pictures below show Christine… Joy, Morgen and Ryta… Heather (mentioned in Morgen’s chick lit novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping List) and Morgen, and our ‘blagged’ tent.
All the members of Northants Authors will be attending the Umbrella Fair at Kingsley Park, Northampton (the old racecourse) on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. If there is a particular author you’d like to meet (and buy their book/s!), this is where we’ll be when…
Saturday 10am-1pm.: Dennis, John, Joy, Monica, Morgen
Saturday 1pm-5pm: Joy, Morgen, Pete, Rosemary
Sunday 10am-1pm: Christine, Morgen, Pat
Sunday 1pm-5pm: Mike, Morgen, Pat, Ryta
More details of the event can be found at http://www.umbrellafair.org.uk/2016-festival.
Welcome to the home of Northants Authors. We are a new co-operative of authors living in Northamptonshire, England, writing a variety of books including novels, children’s novellas, short stories, writing workbooks, autobiographies, and other non-fiction.
We will be hosting talks, workshops, attending craft fairs, book signings and many more events (listed on the Events page). Do contact Morgen if you would like to see us at your event.
If you live in Northamptonshire, England, and have paperbacks (and / or hardbacks) for sale, then do contact Morgen.