Talks and Events

– Last updated: 13/04/2018

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 2018:

April 2018

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

• Sunday 8th April. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market.

• Wednesday 11th April. A talk on ‘Research and Creative Writing’ for Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay and Jacobstowe WI

• Wednesday 25th April. A talk on The Postman Poet for Filleigh History Society.

May 2018

• Thursday 3rd May. A talk on The Postman Poet for the Tavistock Festival.

• Saturday 5th May, 11-1. I am taking part in the Local Author Showcase at Crediton Bookshop.

• Sunday 6th May. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market.

• Monday 7th May. Book signing at Uffculme Show and Country Fair.

• Sunday 13th May. Book signing at Killerton House Classic Car Day.

• Thursday 17th May. A talk on The Postman Poet for The Friends of the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford.

• Sunday 27th May. Book signing at Clovelly Seaweed Festival.

• Tuesday 29th May 7.30 pm. Fevers and Fried Mice for The Plough at St Anne’s, Barnstaple. Booking essential from The Plough Arts Centre

June 2018

• Saturday 2nd June. Book signing at South Molton Vintage Rally.

• Sunday 3rd June. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market.

• Thursday 7th June. A talk on The Postman Poet for Marwood Ladies.

• Friday 15th June, 7pm. A talk on The Postman Poet for Tiverton Literary Festival, followed by Poetry Cafe with Paul Mortimer and guests.

• Sunday 24th June. Book signing at Holsworthy Vintage Rally.

July 2018

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

• Thursday 12th July. Fevers and Fried Mice for West Down W.I.

• Saturday 14th July. Book signing at Clovelly Maritime Festival.

• Thursday 19th July. Fevers and Fried Mice for Puddington and Black Dog W.I.

• Thursday 26th July. Book signing at Launceston Show.

• Saturday 28th July. Book signing at the Mid-Devon Show.

• Monday 30th July. Book signing at Woolsery and District Agricultural Show.

August 2018

• Wednesday 1st August. Book signing at North Devon Show.

• Sunday 5th August. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market.

• Tuesday 7th August. The Postman Poet at Sidmouth Folk Festival with Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll.

• Thursday 9th August. Book signing at Okehampton Show

• Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August. Book signing at the Dartmoor Folk Festival

• Thursday 16th August. Book signing at Chagford Show.

• Thursday 23rd August. Book signing at Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show.

• Monday 27th August. Book signing at Lustleigh Village Show.

• Tuesday 28th August. A talk on The Postman Poet for the Barnstaple Macular Support Group.

September 2018

• Sunday 2nd September. Book signing at Clovelly Crab and Lobster Festival.

• Tuesday 18th September. A talk on The Memory Be Green for Meeth Women’s Guild.

October 2018

• Thursday 4th October, afternoon. A talk on The Postman Poet for the Taw U3A Devon History Group.

• Thursday 4th October, evening. Fevers and Fried Mice for Woolsery W.I.

• Sunday 7th October. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market.

November 2018

• Thursday 1st November. A talk on The Postman Poet for Instow and Yelland W.I.

• Sunday 4th November. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market.

• Tuesday 13th November. A talk on The Turning of the Tide for the Ilfracombe Ladies Probus Club.

• Saturday 17th November. Book signing at NT Arlington Christmas Fair.

• Sunday 18th November. Book signing at Clovelly Herring Festival.

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

December 2018

• Sunday 2nd December. Book signing at Hartland Farmers’ Market.

• Saturday 8th December. Book signing at The Big Sheep Christmas Market.

• Saturday 15th December. Book signing at The Big Sheep Christmas Market.

 

February 2019

• Wednesday 27th February. A talk on The Postman Poet for Isca Ladies Probus Club, Exeter.

March 2019

• Friday 1st March. A talk on The Postman Poet for Appledore W.I