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.


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.  Watch this space for more details as plans progress.

Dates for the Diary


Friday 8th July          Ivybridge Library 12.00 – 1.30pm  Book readings from Liz Scott, Biku Ghosh and Gill McEvoy  FREE ADMISSION


Saturday 16th July               Dartmoor Edge Fest at the Clay Factory, nr Ivybridge

Book readings & talks from:    11am Liz Scott            2pm Gill McEvoy

FREE ADMISSION, tickets from Eventbrite


Sunday 17th July      Lighthouse Café, Totnes 10.30am until lunchtime

Outreach meeting of South Hams Authors Network, all welcome, free admission


Monday 18th July    announcement of Flash Fiction competition (members only)



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 Hilda Kalap, Mary McClarey & Kay Avalon

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

All at 2pm – 3.30pm          FREE ADMISSION


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

Book readings & talks from:  11am Elizabeth Ducie    2pm Biku Ghosh

FREE ADMISSION, tickets from 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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