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 will take place on the 15th and 16th October this year and promises to be an exciting event.  There will be readings and talks from local authors, workshops, poetry recitals, children's activities, stalls, raffles, competitions and more.  This all takes place at the Clay Factory near Ivybridge and admission is free.  Full line up and details to be published on here at the end of August.  Watch this space!

Dates for the Diary


Totnes Festival of arts and Culture:

Wednesday 17th August    Book readings at Totnes Library with Jenny Moore, Tony Rea & Richard Handy

Friday 19th August              Book readings at Totnes Library from Lawrence McPartlin, Mary McClarey & Kay Avalon

Monday 22nd August         Book readings at Totnes Library from Biku Ghosh, Elizabeth Ducie & Figgy Mack

All at 2pm – 3.30pm          FREE ADMISSION

Saturday 20th August                     Dartmoor Edge Fest at the Clay Factory, nr Ivybridge

Book readings & talks from:  11.30am Elizabeth Ducie    2pm Biku Ghosh

FREE ADMISSION, tickets from Eventbrite


5th September          deadline for Flash fiction competition entries

 7th September         Imperial Inn, Ivybridge, 7.30pm,  SHAN members meeting

News on the Literary Festival plus guest speaker Adam Glennon on How to create a 30 day social media strategy

 17th September                              Dartmoor Edge Fest at the Clay Factory, nr Ivybridge

Book readings & talks from:

11.30 am                  Mary McClarey                    2pm   Lisa Thomas

FREE ADMISSION, tickets from Eventbrite

22nd September                  Scarlet Velvet Evening  Tales of the Unexpected

Featuring Tony Rea, Alison Huntingford, Merlin Smallbones

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Find us on our Facebook page:

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

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