I’ve been invited by Hay Writers to take part in their non-fiction workshops on 24th June 2018 at Cusop Village Hall, near Hay on Wye.

The full details are as follows:

Life into Words – Sunday 24th June 2018

Non-Fiction Workshop

Hay Writers’ Circle are delighted to present a non-fiction workshop on Sunday 24th June, with two talented writers and workshop leaders; Peter Salmon and Simon Whaley.

Peter Salmon’s first novel, The Coffee Story (Sceptre, 2011), was a New Statesman Book of the Year, and his second, Blue Roses, will be published in September 2018. He is currently working on a book about Jacques Derrida for Verso Press, entitled An Event Perhaps, which is due out in 2019. He has written frequently for Australian TV and radio and for broadsheets including the Guardian, the New Humanist, the Tablet and the Sydney Review of Books. He has received Writer’s Awards from the Arts Council of England and the Arts Council of Victoria, Australia. Formerly Centre Director of the John Osborne/The Hurst Arvon Centre (2006-2012), he also teaches creative writing, most recently at Pembroke College Cambridge, the University of Tallinn and Liverpool John Moores University.

Simon Whaley’s first published piece was a word search puzzle, aged 17, and from there he went on to write over 700 articles in publications as varied as BBC Countryfile, Country Walking, Cheshire Life, SelfBuild & Design, The People’s Friend, The Daily Express, The Observer, Outdoor Photography, and Writing Magazine. His first book, One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in September 2003, and spent three weeks on the UK’s Top Ten Non-Fiction paperback bestseller lists. He became a full time writer in January 2004.

In this Non-Fiction workshop Peter Salmon will help you focus on those inspiring ideas that float around just outside the reach of time or concentration. Gathering ideas from your own life experience you will develop them into a sample piece of writing. In the afternoon Simon Whaley will be talking about what comes next, where might your market be, and how best to tailor your writing to suit it. The workshop is suitable for all levels of writers who want to explore their non-fiction ideas.

For more information visit Hay Writers

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