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1st Annual East Anglian Author Fair/ Pop-up Bookshop 2015

Readers, writers, lovers of books, fiction, non-fiction, agents and publishers… come one, come all.

New and established authors, some reading their work but all showcasing their books.

Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2015.

Venue: The Coconut Loft Art Gallery, 8 Waterloo Rd, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0AA. Tel: 01502  521845

Time: 10 am – 4pm. And after a successful Saturday, why not join the authors and unwind with fish and chips on a Blue Flag beach just 100 metres from the gallery, and on the Sunday an Italian ice cream.

Pop up bookshop~The Journal 24th July 2015

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I know you don’t spell ‘writery’ like that but I say it so I wrote it. And it is an exciting time…

Last November I led a set of writing workshops and had the fabulous authors/tutors: Glynis Smy, Ann Bowyer, Rosy Thornton, Jayne-Marie Barker  and Jo Wilde run some sessions. 6 of the writers set themselves a challenge to write and self-publish before July 10th. I decided to join them in this challenge. We decided on the name Waveney Author Group (WAG) as we all live within the Waveney area.

Our first meeting was at The Coconut Loft Art Gallery and we were grateful for the support of The Journal newspaper who came to do an article on us and took this picture.

Group photo~24th Jan 2015

The Coconut Loft Art Gallery became our place to meet. Firstly on a monthly basis and now we meet on a weekly basis to enable the writers to achieve their goal. The Coconut Loft Art Gallery is a great place to write, an inspiring place that not only sells lovely food but also Richard and Gina, the owners, are always willing to help, whether it be to help one of the writer’s sort her blurb out or help another writer sort her page layout.

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The owners Gina and Richard watching new author Pam Finch press the button and upload her work to Create Space (and within a short space of time her book, Minho Moments, was on Amazon).

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Gina helping a writer with her formatting.

Helen and Enid~WAG Meeting Coconut Loft~11th May 2015

Helen Thwaites helping her mum with her tablet.

Helen, Helen and Enid~WAG Meeting Coconut Loft~11th May 2015

Enid and Helen Thwaites and Helen Meneghello.

Helen, Pam, Richard and Enid~WAG Meeting Coconut Loft~11th May 2015

Richard helping Pam Finch with her blurb (watched by Helen and Enid)

Pam Helen Enid and I at the coconut loft~June 2015

Helen Thwaites, Me (Suzan Collins), Enid Thwaites and Pam Finch writing in The Smugglers’ Gallery.

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Enid Thwaites, Helen Thwaites, Bronwen Grono, Pam Finch, Helen Meneghello, Me (Suzan Collins) and Jo Wilde.

All writers have either now published their books or will in the next week or so. #excitingtimes

The Waveney Author Group will be joining other authors at the pop-up bookshop at The Coconut Loft this July. For more info please go to www.getwriting.co.uk

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My work is saved in Word and then I save it in pdf, print it out and read it through. The best place for me to concentrate and do this is on the train or at my favourite art gallery and coffee shop. I don’t like coffee so very often have a cup of tea and a cake, they have a variety of cake and I usually choose the carrot cake or cheese scone. (Part of my author bio includes ‘eating cake’). Anyway, where were we? Oh yes…

After I have printed out I read through, write on it if needed and when I get home type up the alterations.

Some people read aloud but I haven’t tried this yet.

It is then time to send it out to my Beta-readers. I have two groups, one for my fiction work and one for my non-fiction.

My next post will be on choosing Beta-readers.

coconot loft carrot cake and tea~13th Feb 2015

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Lowestoft authors pledge to publish their books in time for event

http://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news/lowestoft_authors_pledge_to_publish_their_books_in_time_for_event_1_3959613

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Author Fair/Pop-up Bookshop Lowestoft 2015

Indie and traditionally published authors! No bookshops this side of town? No problem! Why not showcase your books in a unique ‘pop-up bookshop’?

Dates: Sat 25th and Sunday 26th July 2015.

Venue: Already established for its two vibrant galleries of colourful, original paintings, the Coconut Loft Art Gallery, 8 Waterloo Rd, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0AA, is the perfect venue to showcase your books. As well as allowing you to show off your work, the Coconut Loft Art Gallery also sells sensational Italian coffee, ice cream and great value lunches, adding to its established footfall.

Time: 10 am – 4pm. And after a successful day, why not unwind with fish and chips on a Blue Flag beach just 100 metres from the gallery for an exchange of feedback and ideas?

Prices: just £7.00 per table per day, or take advantage of a great SPECIAL OFFER of £12 per table for both days. Tables will hopefully be available both indoors and outside. You can also choose to do a reading of your work.

Book early to avoid disappointment! We are expecting authors from all over the country and are prepared to extend the number of days if there is sufficient demand. Early bookers can be sure of securing accommodation at the best prices before the holiday season starts.

Where to stay in Lowestoft http://goo.gl/fkiv87

Close to Lowestoft train station  http://goo.gl/9EhMjI

To secure your place at this unique event, simply go to our website, and don’t forget to say if you wish to do a reading. www.justwriteitworkshops.com

Places are limited so why not book yours TODAY?

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