Dear all,In case you didn't get the newsletter:
I’ve arranged for a get-together in the summer in Greater Manchester as promised. I’ve picked a venue in Salford for this as Salford Stories came out in the last year and Neil Campbell’s collection of short fiction will be out by then. Both feature The Old Pint Pot, so that’s where we’ll be on 3 June 2.00 until 4.00. Even more appropriate, it’s right by the University of Salford and many of us have a connection there as well.
You can book your place here.(https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bridge-house-chapeltown-celebration-red-telephone-celebration-tickets-33776672938) It is free but ticketed. You may invite a guest as well. Invite as many people as you like and promote like mad. Wouldn’t it be great if we “sold” all 200 places? Our London events generally attract about 50 and it was touch and go last year. We “sold out” We’re at the same venue this year but we may have think again for 2018.If you would like to read, let me know by return.Generally we have:
- general mingling
- cash bar
- an opportunity to buy books at an advantageous rate
- “speed-dating” where you get to speak to as many people as possible in the room i.e. promote yourself to readers, swap tips with other writers
- author readings
- latest news from me
- collection for a local charity
- big book swap (bring one of your other titles and take something else home – hopefully all will be reviewed. If you bring a non-writing friend they can just bring a book they love)Hope you can all make it! See you there?