Winchester Reading Series

The Winchester Reading Series is a series of talks hosted by The University of Winchester’s two Creative Writing MA programmes.  Each talk will be held on Tuesday evenings in St Alphege room 001 and will run from 6pm – 7.30pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The schedule of events is as follows:

20 January

Literary agent Ella Kahn from Diamond Kahn and Woods Literary Agency and debut novelist David Owen (author of PANTHER, publishing in May).

 27 January

Debbie Young, self-publishing expert, editor and blogger for the Alliance of Independent Authors.

10 February

Literary magazine AMBIT.  Three poets/members of Ambit’s editorial board will read and talk about the publishing scene for poets and writers of short fiction.

24 February

Marcus Sedgwick, Costa-shortlisted YA novelist with a previous life as a publishing sales director. He also writes gothic thrillers for adults and co-authors graphic novels. Latest novel: THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN.

3 March

Simon Nicholson, script writer (Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam et al) and children’s novelist of new YOUNG HOUDINI series.

17 March

Claire Fuller, debut novelist, OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS (Fig Tree, Feb 2015) and winner of Radio 4 Opening Lines competition; one of The Observer’s New Faces of Fiction 2015. Graduate of MA Creative and Critical Writing, University of Winchester.

24 March

Roma Tearne, Sri Lankan-born author of five novels whose first novel, MOSQUITO, was shortlisted for the Costa Prize. Roma is also an artist, filmmaker and journalist.

For more information, please contact Judith.Heneghan@winchester.ac.uk or Julian.Stannard@Winchester.ac.uk

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