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Creative Writing Workshops- free and open to anyone interested at having a go at creative writing. The workshops are led by Anthony Cropper, previous winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama. He has published two novels, a collection of short stories and worked with Bristol Old Vic on a thirty minute film," Myself in other Lives”. He teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham. The first workshop takes place at Retford Library on Sat 10.00am. It is entitled “So You Think You can’t Write? Writing Techniques for developing character, plot and poetry”. The second workshop takes place Sunday at the Retford labour hall 1pm. and is entitled “Writing for Health and Wellbeing. Writing is good for you. Fun writing exercises to help ease stress and strain and develop a stronger sense of the present”

Chris Abbott author of “A Travelling Cat” - the true story of the life and times of ‘Midge’ the Siamese cat, - will talk about her book at St. Swithun’s church on Sat at 11am and again at the Labour Hall on Mon at 10am. This talk is suitable for all ages.


Maria Dziedzan will talk about her series of award winning, historical novels set in Ukraine in St. Swithun’s on Saturday 27/5/17 in the afternoon from 2-3p.m. Her talk last year was very moving.
                                     

Adrian Gray, well-known local historian and author of more than twenty books including “From Here We Changed The World” will give a talk at Retford Library on Saturday 27/5/17 from 2-3p.m. entitled “Thomas Helwys: how one man from Askham helped to change the world.” Adrian is Historical Advisor and Director of the Pilgrims and Prophets.

 

Retford Writers Group will present a selection of their work in St. Swithun’s Church on Saturday 27/5/17 10a.m. and on Monday 10am.

 

Well-known local business woman, Dawn Cragg will give a talk about aspects of her life and work at Spencer’s on the Square on Saturday 27/5/17 at 5p.m.

 

Graham Cumming will be giving a talk from experiences on ‘how to become a best seller’, at the Labour Hall, 2p.m on Sunday 28/5/17. His latest book is available at the Hub.

 

Stephen Spurden, author of ‘Like it or Lump it’, will be talking on ‘the concept of dullness’ at Monday 12 noon in St. Swithuns.

 

David Mowthorpe is presenting an illustrative talk on his observations of Art in the Balkans, based on personal experiences from holidays visiting 6 countries. This enlightening talk will be on Sunday 2pm, St Swithuns. He is a member of Sutton Art Club.

 

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