“Ever dreamed of writing a book? Think you’ve got a book inside you, but not sure where to start? Author Debbie Young‘s workshop will help you define your book idea and turn your idea into reality, whatever your chosen genre – novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, local history, and more. The session will include helpful case studies, constructive exercises, top tips for writing well and consistently, an overview of publishing opportunities in the UK today, and the best route to publication for your project.

Debbie is the author of 13 novels, now published by Boldwood Books, for whom she has just signed an additional four-book contract. She has also written guidebooks for writers, is a course tutor, Founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, a frequent speaker and reader at other lit fests, and co-judge for the Stroud Short Stories event.

Tickets: £18, including hot and cold drinks and cake.