All those in or around north east England, anyway!
As I've mentioned here before, I make jewellery and accessories which I sell online and at craft fairs. As a result of this, last year I met Fiona and Dean Teasdale, who run the Maker's Market craft fairs in the north east of England. Fiona and Dean have come up with a novel and brilliant idea; namely, the Maker's Market Writers' Meet.
There's a market at the Seaburn Centre in Sunderland every month this year, starting on Sunday 23rd January, and each one will feature a Maker's Market Writers' Meet. The Meet is going to be an opportunity for writers of all ages, levels and genres to get together informally and chew the fat about all things wordy. If you're interested and can make it, we'd love to see you there. If you want to, bring your work and take the opportunity to discuss it with other writers. Share ideas on getting your stuff out there with different kinds of people who have different approaches. This is your chance to inspire and be inspired!
The cafe will be open, so you can enjoy a cuppa while you chat, and as a bonus, stall space will be provided to sell self-published work, so you can boost your profile and your readership, too. It's also a great opportunity for book-lovers to find out about writers and writing in the region.
The Market is open between 10am and 4pm. I'll be there with some sparkly things for Valentine's Day as well as looking forward to having a natter with other writers and readers. Where else can you buy handmade cards and gifts, have a coffee, chat about writing and publishing, and sell (or buy) self-published work? Come and join us - you know it makes sense!