I organise author talks and book launches ranging from intimate gatherings of around 30 guests to large evening events with capacity audiences of more than 300 people.

Recent guest authors I have hosted in Woodbridge have included journalist Robert Peston; novelists Margaret Drabble, Kate Mosse, Victoria Hislop, Sophie Hannah, Alexander McCall Smith and Deborah Moggach; Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger; children's writer Michael Morpurgo; comedian and presenter Griff Rhys Jones; cookery writers Diana Henry and Sabrina Ghayour; and antiques expert, Judith Miller.

I have also been engaged to host authors 'in conversation' for Felixstowe Book Festival, Flipside Festival at Snape Maltings, and the HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, and I have organised literary events for a local schools and as the Artistic Director for the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest in 2016.

In 2008 I was the Artistic Director for the first Children’s Book Festival in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Responsible for creating and implementing the concept, I devised four days of activities for children of all ages, and their parents. Many sessions were free and all were creatively run to ensure full interaction, participation and engagement throughout the community. Leading authors (including Philip Reeve, Nick Butterworth, Kevin Crossley-Holland and Meg Rosoff) presented at venues throughout the town. Supplementing the headline speakers there were launches of new books and authors, story playtimes for toddlers, a children’s comedian, storytelling trails around the town led by members of local amateur dramatic groups, and a dogwalking storytime by the river. It was an ambitious and varied programme which was professionally run and well-attended, creating a genuine excitement throughout the town.

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My forthcoming events

Friday 1st November, 8.00pm
at Woodbridge Library
The award-winning cameraman talks about his extraordinary year following emperor penguins in Antarctica.
Saturday 2nd November, 1.00pm
at Browsers Bookshop
Cricket raconteur will be visiting the bookshop to sign copies of his new book 'My A-Z of Cricket'. Priced £20, the book must be pre-ordered and you can come along on the day from 1-2pm, or collect your signed copy after Henry's visit.
Tuesday 26th November, 7.30pm
at Browsers Bookshop
Respected journalist and historian Simon Heffer will talk to us about his extensive research into a period that saw appalling suffering and loss, but also astonishing change on the home front, all related in his new book 'Staring at God'.