CWC member Elizabeth Ducie is getting very excited about her forthcoming appearances at Penzance Literary Festival. And this week, she tells us what she’s planning to talk about.
“The theme for this year is taking flight and in A Woman In The Snow, I will be talking about flight in several different contexts. There’s more than one hundred visits to the former Soviet Union countries as a technical consultant. That’s more than two hundred international flights, usually via BA and hence reasonably comfortable; plus numerous internal flights, probably best forgotten, on local aircraft. Then in 2007, another two flights: one from the dry crowded South East of England to the South West, which cannot be described as either crowded or dry; and the other from the rigours of science and technical writing, to the haven of writing fiction. And having been traditionally published during my scientific career, one final flight, into the world of self-publishing and as Runner-Up in the 2015 Self-Publishing Book of the Year Awards, I have finally arrived at my required destination. The session runs from 3.30pm on Saturday 7th July in the Penlee Coach House.
And earlier that day, I will be leading a workshop on The Business of Self-Publishing in the Morrab Library. This will be a highly interactive session with limited places, so if you want to come along, it might be an idea to book your ticket as soon as possible.”
Coming Later Today: The shortlist for Face The Chudleigh Dragons at Chudleigh Literary Festival on 11th July.