Workshops, Book Week, Bookshop Day, the HB Arts Festival and a quick (business) trip to the big smoke: October is shaping up to be a busy month.
The highlight for me will be the workshop I'm teaching at Wardini Books in Havelock North. The focus is on editing and it's a hands-on event: pens, keyboards, brains and ears will be engaged, and I suspect a bit of laughter too.
Bring the first 15 pages of your manuscript because I've got six significant tips to share. This is a Book Week event, low cost, limited places - get in touch now if you'd like to sign up.
I'm running a writing workshop for kids as well, at the Hastings Library, and will be in-store at Wardini Books on Bookshop Day, Saturday 31st October. For other Book Week events, visit the Book Week page on NZSA's website and Bookshop Day on the Booksellers' Association website. There's also a facebook campaign - post a pic of your fav kiwi titles. Here are a few of mine:
The Arts Festival will bring a whole new level of excitement to Hawke's Bay. It's the inaugural event of its kind and there's so much packed into the programme it's hard to know how to fit it all in. More on that soon.
Meanwhile, gotta write...