Talks and Events

– Last updated: 07/09/17

I am available to give talks to history societies, family history groups, W.I’s, book groups etc. I can give talks on the background and writing of any of my books: –

The Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village

Fever: A Story from a Devon Churchyard

The Turning of the Tide

All Around The Year

The Postman Poet 

Also the following talks;

Planning an Oral History Project.

Research and Creative Writing.

Fevers and Fried Mice: Health and Healthcare in Devon 1850-1900.

‘Reflections: The River Torridge in Poetry and Prose’

Successful Self-Publishing – a talk for writers.

I have a busy year ahead, giving talks and readings and attending signing sessions. There will be more events to add to those below, so come back again to see when I shall be attending your locality. I really enjoy meeting people on these occasions, so do come and say ‘hello’. In addition to the dates below, I can often be found signing books in the shop at RHS Garden Rosemoor when there is a special weekend event.

Here is a calendar of events for 2017 & 2018:


September 2017

• Sunday 3rd September. Book signing at the Clovelly Crab and Lobster Festival

• Wednesday 6th September. A talk for Bickington Tomlin W.I.

• Saturday 9th September. Book signing at the Tedburn St Mary Fair

• Monday 11th September. A talk on The Memory Be Green for Hatherleigh History Society

• Wednesday 13th September. A talk on  The Turning of the Tide for Tawstock W.I.

• Thursday 14th September. Fevers and Fried Mice for West Down W.I.

• Wednesday 20th September. The Postman Poet for St Ives Festival, 2.30 at the Library.

• Saturday 24th September. Book signing at the Vintage and Handmade Fair, Bideford Pannier Market.

• Wednesday 27th September, 2pm. I shall be taking part in the Devon Authors Event at Appledore Book Festival.

• Wednesday 27th September, evening. The Postman Poet for Appledore Book Festival, with Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll.

October 2017

• Sunday 1st October. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market

• Thursday 19th October, afternoon. A talk on The Postman Poet for Northam Thursday Fellowship.

• Thursday 19th October, evening. A talk on The Postman Poet for Westward Ho! Ladies.

• Saturday 28th October. I will be at the Local Authors’ Book Fair, Barnstaple Library

November 2017

• Wednesday 1st November. The Memory Be Green for Moretonhampstead U3A.

• Tuesday 7th November. A talk on The Postman Poet for Braunton U3A.

• Wednesday 8th November. A talk on The Postman Poet for South Molton U3A Local History.

• Thursday 9th November. The Postman Poet for Bridport Literary Festival, with Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll.

• Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November. Book signing at N.T. Killerton Christmas Fair.

• Monday 13th November. A talk on The Turning of the Tide for the National Health Retirement Group, Roundswell Community Centre.

• Friday 17th November. The Postman Poet at Buckland Brewer Village Hall, with Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll.

• Saturday 18th November. Book signing at the Clovelly Herring Festival.

• Saturday 18th November, evening. Book signing at the Dan Britton concert, Meddon Village Hall.

• Sunday 19th November. Book signing at N.T. Arlington Christmas Fair.

• Thursday 23rd November. A talk on The Postman Poet for Northam Men’s Forum.

• Saturday 25th November. Book signing at the Kingsley School Christmas Fair, Bideford.

December 2017

• Saturday 2nd December. Book signing at the Ruby Country Market, Hatherleigh.

• Saturday 9th December. Book signing at the Big Sheep Christmas Market.

• Sunday 10th December. Book signing at Bude Castle Christmas Fair.

• Saturday 16th December. Book signing at the Big Sheep Christmas Market.

• Saturday 23rd December. Book signing at the Big Sheep Christmas Market.

February 2018

• Wednesday 14th February. Fevers and Fried Mice for Barnstaple U3A Local History Group.

March 2018

• Saturday 17th March. A talk on The Postman Poet for The Devon Family History Society, Bideford

April 2018

• Thursday 5th April. A talk on The Postman Poet for Bideford Rotary Club.

November 2018

• Wednesday 21st November. Fevers and Fried Mice for Honiton U3A