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Book Reading by Local Women Writers on Friday 18th November 2016
A relaxed literary event, featuring 3 local Derbyshire writers reading from the books and discussing their experiences writing and publishing books. With Tricia Durdey, Sophie Snell and Roz Watkins, chaired by Heidi Luker. Proceeds in support of Derby International Women's Day Celebration.
Set in the stunning surrounds of the Strutt's North Mill in Belper, there will also be food and drink and a chance to ask questions of the panel of writers at the end.
Tickets are £4 (£3 concessions). More information can be obtained from Heidi on email washgreen@Hotmail.com.
About the writers:
Tricia Durdey's debut novel, The Green Table, published by Cinnamon Press in 2015, is set during the German occupation of the Netherlands. It follows the struggles of a dancer who has fled Germany and now finds herself and her artistic team once more under the terrifying threat of the encroaching German army. She is now writing a post war sequel, Ruby and Gregor, and a memoir of her father who died of Alzheimer's earlier this year. Tricia teaches Pilates and ballet in her home town of Wirksworth.
Sophie Snell's first book, The Raven Stones, is a young teen fantasy inspired by the old mining myths of the Derbyshire hills. She is currently working on a psychological thriller, The Arboretum, set in the fictional Derwent City. Carol is your typical middle aged wife and mother - overworked and undervalued. But when a dead body turns up in the Arboretum, the gothic civic park managed by her husband, Carol is forced to confront the fringes of her community, where east meets west, and immigration, ambition and desperation unite to put all her treasured beliefs and hidden prejudices to the test. Sophie's day job is as a traditional oral storyteller, based just outside Derby but travelling across the UK (www.sophiesnell.co.uk).
Roz Watkins' novel The Devil's Dice will be published by HQ (HarperCollins) in 2018 and has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award and has already been optioned for TV. Newbie detective DI Meg Dalton finds herself investigating the discovery of a body found in the caves beneath a Derbyshire rock formation known for its teenage suicides. But as the case becomes more confusing, Meg is forced to confront her own family ghosts and personal danger. Roz was previously a partner in a firm of patent attorneys, which may explain why there's a dead one in her novel! She's now a qualified hypnotherapist and an animal trainer based in the Peak District, giving her plenty of scope for planning creative murders.
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