Just a short post to appeal to all my fellow UK-based writers! Do I have your attention? Good!
Last November I attended an event called Alt.Fiction in Derby (which is occurring again this November). This was organised by Writing East Midlands (WEM) and headed by a group of lovely, friendly people who work tirelessly to promote literary work, both accomplished and upcoming.
They set up regular events that take place in numerous locations – ranging from workshops, readings, writing weekends in hotels, etc. at reasonable prices for what they are! :-)
I am thinking of attending the Alt.Fiction – Other Worlds event this November again but we shall see. Anyone who wants to come along are more than welcome – just have a look at http://www.derbyquad.co.uk nearer the time to pre-book your tickets.
Writing East Midlands can be found at http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk where you can click the relevant links to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.
I know I haven’t posted in a long, long time so first of all my apologies to anyone that missed me :-P
I am posting today to promote another aspiring writer with whom I have been conversing with via Twitter and Facebook – Rebecca Clare Smith. She is an upcoming writer who is as pleasant as they come. She is from North Yorkshire in the UK and writes some interesting and entertaining pieces – two examples are on her Blogspot journal (http://rebeccaclaresmith.blogspot.com/) which you can view for free. They are called “The Leaking Manuscript” and “Time Could Have Stopped & Nobody Would Have Noticed”.
If you want to know more about this lovely woman then I suggest you look at her Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/jocastalizzbeth), her Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaClareSmithsWriting) as well as her wix.com site (http://www.wix.com/jocastalizzbeth/rebecca-clare-smith#!__home).
I know the links are long but it’s only a blog post :-P
Please lend her your literary support for she is worth it!