Do you enjoy hearing about books and the writing process? Are you an avid reader looking to discover new authors? Or perhaps you are an aspiring writer hoping to publish your own stories or novel?
Fiction for All Tastes is a panel of three authors, writing in very different genres, who will discuss their latest books and share their tips on the writing process, the ideas behind their books, using a pseudonym and getting published. Led by Angela Hicken, Literature Development Officer for the Hampshire Cultural Trust, there will be the opportunity for book signing at the end of the evening.
Abi Oliver's latest book A New Map of Love is a life-affirming novel about second chances at love. But Abi may be better known to library members under her real name - Annie Murray - as she is one of the top 100 most borrowed of adult authors.
Melanie Whipman's debut short story collection Llama Sutra was published in 2016 and won the Rubery International Book Award short story category in 2017. Her work has been broadcast on Radio 4 and she is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Chichester.
Helen Matthews' debut novel, a suspense thriller After Leaving the Village, won the Winchester Writers' Festival award for opening pages of a novel. Her short stories have won prizes and been published in magazines and she has had columns about family life broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University.
Places are limited so advance booking is essential.