South Hams Authors Network

I have set up this group to allow the exchange of ideas, knowledge, experiences, contacts etc for the following:

1) Authors keen to get published

2) Published authors keen to get noticed
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I fall into the second category and am keen to get to know people in the same position, plus help others get started.
We usually meet once a month at a local venue and often have guest speakers.  Membership is free and all events are free to attend.
The network meetings discuss issues such as:
Types of publishing, literary agents. contracts, events, websites, social media, marketing, editing, proof reading, scams to avoid, sales, kindle, adverts, book trailers, audio books and much more; in fact anything relevant that anybody wants to bring to the group.

Dartmoor Edge Literary Fest

Our first ever literary festival took place on the 15th and 16th October 2022 and proved to be an exciting event.  There were readings and talks from local authors, workshops, poetry recitals, children's activities, stalls, raffles, competitions and more.  This took place at the Clay Factory near Ivybridge and admission was free.

Dates for the Diary


22nd September                  Scarlet Velvet Evening  Tales of the Unexpected

Featuring Tony Rea, Alison Huntingford, Merlin Smallbones

30th September  Alison Huntingford will be running a creative writing session at Ivybridge Library for their annual Fun Palace



5th October

Imperial Inn, Ivybridge, 7.30pm,  SHAN members meeting  including news on the literary festival   FREE ADMISSION

7th October  Totnes Library, 2pm Three South Hams authors reading from their own work: Adam Glennon, Ian McConaghy, Mary Georgina de Grey    FREE ADMISSION

15th & 16th October Dartmoor Edge Literary Fest, Clay Factory nr Ivybridge.  FREE ADMISSION.  Book via Eventbrite

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We also have a private Facebook group and a Twitter account.  Just search South Hams Authors Network

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