Literary Festivals – a view from the inside

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There was a time when I viewed literary festivals from the outside, as a punter. I wanted books, more book, yet more books and stimulation, the opportunity to brush shoulders with authors, to feel a part of something special.   … Continued

Book Review – Cassandra Parkin, Lily’s House

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One of the joys of being on the organising team for the Penzance Litfest is the opportunity it gives me to delve into books that might otherwise have passed me by. I have just finished Cassandra Parkin’s novel Lily’s House. … Continued

Patrick Gale comes to Penzance Writers’ Cafe

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On February 1st the Longboat’s back room was packed with members, long-standing and new. They variously enjoyed beer, coffee, and even a pickled egg – but most of all, every one of them enjoyed listening to Patrick Gale and having … Continued

Rosie Morgan – Writers Cafe Guest by Linda Camidge

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  On 7th December 2016, teen fiction author Rosie Morgan served us a mix of readings, tips and writerly stimulation, in the form of lighted shells and a top hat in a box.   Rosie Morgan is a successful author of … Continued