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Exciting Announcement!

I have been eagerly counting down the days to this announcement. A sense of unexplained positivity may have been apparent in some of my recent posts.

It started with an idea last September that slowly took shape over the course of the following few months. Then came the day I looked at the A2 page littered with notes and realised it was time. I’ve spent the last 6 months planning up a storm – finding a venue, booking an author, advertising.

The event poster

This is to say that on Thursday 20th October I will be hosting a literary event, between 7-9pm, in Southampton. Dan Richards is the author and we’ll be discussing his awesome Climbing Days, a book full of history, humour, adventure, independent women, and great writing. Books will be on sale, both Climbing Days and Dan’s previous work, The Beechwood Airship Interviews, which will also get a mention in the conversation.

For the venue, The Notes Café, a wonderful independent eatery/coffee shop in the city centre. Primarily musical, as of late they have started open mic poetry nights and are keen on the idea of pursuing the literary route further. It’s a business I’m very excited to work with. Their decaf is super, their jacket potatoes quite honestly some of the best.

If you could spread the word in any way: tweets, posts, telling friends and family who live nearby, I would be extremely grateful. The event Facebook page is here. Hashtag: #notesinconvo If you’re able to join us on the night, fantastic! Do let me know.

I know I haven’t been a very good blog commenter recently – you now know the reason. It’s been a crazy few months but also a very fulfilling few months.



September 26, 2016, 12:46 pm

wish i was closer to you to join you but its a bit far to travel from wales. hope all goes well – sure it will do with all the planning you have done


September 26, 2016, 2:50 pm

How exciting, Charlie! Southampton is too far away for me, unfortunately, but I hope everything goes well.

April Munday

September 26, 2016, 3:23 pm

Sounds like fun. It’s in the diary.

Audra (Unabridged Chick)

September 26, 2016, 4:47 pm

Aaaaah, so very cool! Congrats — hope the event is a success! Can’t wait to read about how it goes.


September 26, 2016, 5:52 pm

Wow! super awesome and exciting! I’m sure the event will be a great success!


September 27, 2016, 5:36 pm

Sadly, I don’t live near Southampton but I wish you all the best with this event :-)


September 27, 2016, 7:58 pm

Sounds great! Hope it is a success!

Jenny @ Reading the End

September 28, 2016, 3:08 am

How cool! What an awesome thing!! I hope it comes out fantastic, and I am totally sure that it will!


October 2, 2016, 6:19 pm

This is so exciting! All the best with it, I’m sure it will be awesome. I hope this is the start of many more events :D


October 4, 2016, 11:10 am

To all: Thank you! I’ve had a couple of blessing in disguise moments; reading your comments bolstered my optimism.

Bookertalk: Here’s hoping!

Helen: Thank you!

April: I look forward to catching up :)

Audra: Thank you!

Stefanie: Thank you! I hope so!

Jessica: Thanks, Jessica!

Kailana: Thank you!

Jenny: Thank you, here’s hoping!

Alice: Thank you, Alice! I’m hoping it will continue :)



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