Events, events, events

I’ll be out and about in late summer and autumn giving talks, telling stories, cracking jokes (even a few good ones) maybe doing a few readings and answering questions. Why not come along and meet me. Of course, like all authors, I’ll also be only too glad to furnish you with a dedicated, signed copy of a good book too. Here are some forthcoming events:

Cropton near Pickering, North Yorks
Friday 14th September, Cropton Village Hall, 7pm
RVA Rural Awards
http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/features/features/9785209.Ryedale_Rural_Community_Awards_2012/
The excellent Ryedale Voluntary Action, an organisation which supports community and voluntary groups in Ryedale is holding their annual Rural Volunteer Awards on 14th Sept and I will be giving a brief talk at the dinner. This promises to be a great evening to support people to give time to important community projects.

York
Saturday 15th Sept, 11am
Local Writers Speak! York Cemetery Chapel, admission free!
http://www.yorkcemetery.org.uk/events.php
It’s not every day that you’re invited to talk in a cemetery but York Cemetery is no ordinary graveyard and I’ll be joining seven other local authors to give a talk as part of a day to celebrate the newly renovated Grade II listed chapel. I’ll be reading from my new book, All Teachers Wise and Wonderful, explaining the extraordinary story of how my memoirs came to be published as part of an exciting 3-book deal with Hodder Headline, and telling a funny story or three as well.

Huddersfield
Tuesday 2nd October, 12-3pm
Huddersfield Examiner Literary Lunch, John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield Town FC)
http://www.examiner.co.uk/leisure-and-entertainment/whats-on-west-yorkshire/2012/08/29/announcing-the-line-up-for-this-year-s-examiner-literary-luncheon-86081-31715544/
I’ll be joining TV chef Rosemary Shrager and two other Yorkshire authors for the well-established and popular literary lunch at the town’s impressive football stadium. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and hear some entertaining speakers.

Amotherby
Saturday 6th October, 7.30pm
Grand opening of Amotherby Village Hall: An Evening with Andy Seed
Come and see the wonderful renovated Parish Hall at Amotherby and enjoy an evening’s entertainment with local author Andy Seed. I’ll be sharing stories from my latest book and telling tall tales about my days as a disaster-prone primary school teacher in the Dales. Tickets are £5 (on the door) and all proceeds go towards the hall.

Malton
Saturday 20th October, 3.30pm
Ryedale Book Festival: The P-Factor final, Milton Rooms, Malton, North Yorks
http://ryedalebookfestival.com/Schools.html
Come and enjoy something different at the new Ryedale Book Festival which promises a whole range of great literary events for all ages. I am running a special competition for local schools, based on TV’s X-Factor: it’s called the P-Factor and is a performance poetry contest for ages 7-11 where local children from 10 Ryedale primaries perform their favourite poems from books on stage in front of a panel of judges, hosted by Andy Seed. There are prizes for the all the performers and it should be a great fun event, with a big audience. If you live in Ryedale please come along and support the festival – a huge amount of work by volunteers has gone into it.

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