Wilkie Martin - Surviving Publication


Author of the unhuman series of addictive comedy cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds. This documents my encounters with publishing and includes things I hope will be useful later. It also covers some local writing competitions and reviews some writing events.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Writers in the Brewery

Writers in the Brewery is a regular event held at Brewery Arts in Cirencester, Glos, UK on the last Thursday of the month. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30 start. The event goes on until 9pm. A guest speaker starts the evening, followed, after a short break, by open reading when anyone can read poetry, short stories, dialogues, lyrics or anything else they have written (register that you want to read at the door). The event normally costs £3 but is free for those attending the Creative Writing classes run at the Brewery Arts Centre.

I have participated in most of the events and found them highly enjoyable. I have read short stories and poems and listened to all sorts of readings. The evenings provide a great opportunity for local writers to read or perform in public and are very enjoyable.

I was invited as the guest speaker on the 24th September 2009. I talked about the creative process of writing Inspector Hobbes and illustrated it by reading 3 short extracts from the first book. Each extract introduced one of the main characters.


Long may Writers in the Brewery flourish!