Trio of Writers Rosemary Westwell, Hayley Humphrey and Mary McGuire to host Writer’s Day at Ely Library this weekend

Ely Writers' Day

Ely Writers' Day - Credit: Archant

Ely’s trio of writers, Rosemary Westwell, Hayley Humphrey and Mary McGuire are to hold a writer’s day at Ely library next weekend.

The daytime event, which takes place this Saturday, will feature a range of activities.

See below for a timetable of events

09:45 coffee and networking

10:15 Rosemary Westwell introduction, launch of my first whodunit: ‘John’s Shadow’. How to avoid making the mistakes I had to overcome when writing this novel.

10:35 Mike Rouse my personal story: what I write, why I write it and how I research it.

10:55 Margaret Brown and/or questions and answers for ‘beginners’

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11:15 Mary McGuire Tips and cheats for the time strapped writer. If you only get a few minutes a day at your writing desk, how can you make them count?

11:35 coffee

11:55 Sue Burge Mini-workshop - surprise yourself and produce one or two pieces of guided fiction/poetry in 20 minutes!

12:15 Mary Nichols practical guidance on writing and presenting a novel followed by short questions and answers

12:40 lunch

13;35 Hayley Humphrey ‘Nanowrimo - can you write a novel in a month?

13:55 James Steller (Scott) How to get the book to paper back without a publisher via amazon print on demand

14:15 Stephanie Hale ‘Advice for first time authors: how to find and approach a publisher and prepare your work so that he/she will be interested in your book.’

14:35 Question and Answer session

14:50 announcement of short story winner by the Mayor of Ely, (First prize £50 donated by North Staffordshire Press)

15:00 networking packing up/coffee to Burrows