Sorry for the lack of post yesterday. After a busy weekend and then starting the new programme super early in the morning at the gym I decided to give it a miss, but here I am this morning!
So I was thrilled to be one of the speakers/workshoppers at the Montage Anglesey Writing Festival this past weekend. I still feel a very strong connection to North Wales, having lived there for some years. In fact, I started my writing ‘journey’ proper there, i.e. the one that led to publication 🙂 I ran Bangor Cellar Writers for some years, studied for my MA in Creative Writing at Bangor and indeed found a Welsh publisher, Parthian, for While No One Was Watching! It is a place very dear to my heart and even though I have sold my house there now; it’s a place I will always feel a deep spiritual connection with.
It’s a very creative place and so unsurprising that there were so many talented writers I connected with. I love speaking with fellow writers and hopefully, people got a lot out of the sessions — one with more writing and less of me talking, and one more of an interactive discussion.
For the first time of running it, I thought the organisers did a great job. Everything seemed to run smoothly and from what I gleaned from snatched conversations and from those I asked, all seem to find it a positive experience. It is a writing festival rather than a literary one; so aimed at writers and the tools we need to arm ourselves with rather than aimed at readers meeting their heroes.
They hope to run it every two years and so fingers crossed they do and they have me back!
I will post some pics and things from their website later in the week but just wanted to say what a great weekend it was and how much I loved meeting new people and old friends as well.
Nurture that talent folks… and above all, NEVER GIVE UP!
Talking to myself again? Before class…