Events

2017

Proposed:

September – series of workshops /events at Moffat.

September 6th Borders Heritage Festival, Mary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh – Finding Inspiration in Place

Confirmed:

December 5th Makerstoun Rural – To Write or not to Write, that is the question…

November 15th St Paul’s Guild, Galashiels –  Finding Katharina – The Story of Martin Luther’s Wife

October 5th Greenlaw Women’s Guild – Finding Katharina – The Story of Martin Luther’s Wife

September 2nd Creative Peebles – Open Mic event (venue tbc)

August 28th Creative Peebles – Writers workshop – Authenticity in Historical Fiction

August 26th Creative Peebles – Chairing Abridged – New Borders Anthology

June 15th Borders Book Festival Chairing Launch event for Abridged – New Borders Anthology

June 3rd Ayr History Festival, Troon – Author Stand

May 18th Borders Writers Forum – Shared presentation – Traditional v Self-publishing

May 15th Chirnside History Group – What’s in this Meat Pie – Food Standards Agency 16th c Style.

May 16th Southside Fringe Festival – Pollock House 2.00pm Writing Historical Fiction (with fellow HF author Louise Turner)

May 9th Open Evening Wilton Dean Rural – Being an Author – ‘The Slings and Arrows’ 

March 21st  Edinburgh – Marie Stuart Society – 16th c Burgh Regulations

March 11th Skype tutorial to Creative Writing Class in Qatar – What Happens Next?

February 23rd Moffat – Writer’s Workshop – Crafting a Story

2016

November 22nd – Ayr Book Fair – Author Event

November 12th St Boswells Open Mic – Chairing / Author Reading – Dust Blowing

October 27th Arran – Author Event – A Writer’s Journey

October 22nd Berwick Literary Festival – Author Event – Writing the Short Story /Book Launch for Dust Blowing and Other Stories

October 6th Thursday Group, Kelso – The Dreaded Sequel

August 27th Peebles Arts Festival – Chairing / Author Reading – A House Divided

June 19th Borders Writers Forum Event @ Borders Book Festival – Chairing / Author   Reading – A House Divided

June 19th  Borders Book Festival – Chairing / In Conversation with  author E.S Thomson

June 18th Open Mic Event  Melrose – Author Reading – A House Divided

May 27th  Ardrossan Castle Historical Society – Author Reading –  A House Divided

April 25th Aberdeen Book Group – Feedback / Discussion of A House Divided

Mar 16th Berwick Probus – Food Standards Agency 16th c Style.

Feb 14th – March 12th on Hawthornden International Writers’ Fellowship.

Feb 9th Melrose Literary Society – Panel Discussion on Writing /Publishing Fiction.

Feb 2nd Holy Trinity Book Group, Melrose – Feedback / Discussion of A House Divided

2015

Nov 26th Berwick Church of Scotland Guild – Faith and Fiction.

Nov 25th Ayr Writers Club – Mercure Hotel 7.30pm ‘A Sense of Place’

Nov 23rd  Kelso Book Group – Feedback / Discussion of A House Divided

Nov 7th Open Mic event – Jedburgh Bowling Club 2.00pm

Oct 29th Launch Party for A House Divided 6.00pm Mainstreet Trading,

St Boswells.

Oct 28th Dunse History Society – ‘What’s on the Menu Tonight? – Food in
the 16th c.’

Oct 16th Berwick literary Festival – Author event – Parish Centre 12.00 noon

Oct 15th Launch of A House Divided at Blackwells Bookshop. Edinburgh.

Sept 29th Kelso Writers Group – Writing the Past

Sept 26th Open Mic event – Quaker Meeting House, 2.30pm

June 14th Chairing at Borders Book Festival (Historian David Crane /
Waterloo)

June 1st Jedburgh Grammar Creative Writing Club – Short story
adjudication.

May 21st Borders Writers Forum – The Dreaded Sequel.

March 30th Dunfermline Ladies Group – Faith and Fiction.

March 23rd Jedburgh Grammar School Creative Writing Club – Beginnings -
Short Story.

March 18th Eckford WRI – Author Event.

February 9th U3A Kelso – Author event.

February 5th Kelso Thursday group- Author event.

January 28th St Peter’s Primary (P7) – The Auld Alliance, Culloden, Creative

Writing and Being an Author.

2014

November 29th Previously Festival (St Andrews) – ‘History in Historical Fiction. Main Ingredient or Icing on the Cake?’

November 21st Previously Festival (Edinburgh) – History in Historical Fiction.

October 23-24th School Visits (Northern Ireland)

24th Wallace High School Year 11 – Creating Setting

Student Librarians – The Joy of Reading (and Writing)

Prep Department – You can Write!

24th Friends School, Lisburn Year 11 – Openings

23rd: Sullivan Upper School Year 11 – The Historical Context for Macbeth

Creative Writing Club – Want to be a Writer?

October 18th Berwick Literary Festival – Author Event.

October 6th Edinburgh Writers Club – Writing Authentic Historical Fiction.

September 18th Kelso Probus – The Long Road to Publication.

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