Have you got a book in you? Have you ever dreamed of being a published author? If the answer is yes, then Philip Bell from Beachy Books will be at Cowes Library on Saturday 14th March between 10:30 and 13:00.
He welcomes members of the public to drop in and have an informal chat about how to get published.
They’ll also be a chance to buy Beachy Books and meet Shirley Adams, one of the author’s Philip has helped get published. Shirley will be reading her rhyming picture books and running a mask-making craft activity in the Cowes children’s library from 10:30 to 11:30. It’s free!
Cowes library supporter’s group will be providing cakes and refreshments. There will also be a selection of Beachy Books for sale including children’s books, poetry and Isle of Wight history.
Philip is a published author himself, most notably by Walker Children’s books, having had his story chosen by former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen.
“I know what it’s like to be a struggling author. I feel all the highs and lows along with the authors I work with because I’m a writer too. I’ve developed a thick skin over the years from countless rejection letters. But then one day, after all the hard work, I got published!
“If you have a book in you then come along to see if I can help you get it published”.
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UPDATE – Shirley Adams is unable to attend Saturday’s event and therefore no children’s activities or storytelling sessions will be running. However, Philip will still be on hand to offer publishing advice.