I love meeting people and sharing my passion for writing with them, whether it is at author appearances, talks, workshops or courses. If you would like to book me to speak at your event, or if you have a venue suitable for running a creative writing workshop, please get in touch via my contact page.
I will be appearing at Oak Farm Library, Sutton Court Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB10 9PB on Wednesday 11th January 2017. For more information, contact the library on 01895 556242.
Join me for some inspiring and fun classes in creative writing and life writing in 2017:
Thursday 4th May 2017, from 10am to noon - a nine-week Creative Writing course at Wiltshire College, The Avenue, Warminster, BA12 9AA.
Contact: 01225 350035.
June 10 Introduction to creative writing – what are your hopes for your writing? Looking at styles, genres, opportunities and possibilities
July 8 Who will you write about? Developing characters, writing about real people.
August 12 Where is story happening? Looking at settings – using real places in your story and creating imaginary worlds.
Sept 9 When does the action take place – past, present or future? Looking at time – historical, contemporary, speculative (future) and time-travel.
All workshops run from 3-5pm at Hazelwood Beauty Spa, Seagry Road, Sutton Benger, SN15 4RX. Each session costs £20. To book your place, call 01249 720964
Saturday 1 July 2017. 1-4pmSo, you want to be a romance writer
This is a half-day workshop run by published authors, Jenny Kane and Alison Rose. They are both members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) and write a variety of romantic fiction, historical fiction, contemporary women’s fiction and erotica
‘So, you want to be a romance writer’ will take you through the requirements of the genre and the expectations of the reader to the wide range of possibilities there are for romance writers to find their voice and tell their unique romantic stories.
There will be writing exercises, discussions and biscuits! Bring along a pen and notebook, a tablet or laptop – whatever you’re comfortable writing with.
Tickets are £25 from the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN. Tel 01249 705500
TIVERTON LITERARY FESTIVAL – 24 and 25 June 2017
Saturday 24 June at 3.30-5pm – Exploring the world of Young Adult literature.
The market for books written for Young Adults (12-18 year-olds) is growing, thanks to the popularity of authors like JK Rowling, Bella Forrest and Anthony Horowitz. As well as creating fantasy worlds that have caught the imagination of millions of teenagers and adults alike, a wide range of YA fiction also tackles life problems head on, providing emotional support and growth for young people. Author Alison Knight will lead a workshop looking at YA stories, with writing exercises for teens and adults who are interested in writing for this market.
This session is suitable for beginners and experienced writers and anyone who wants to know more about the growing YA book market.
Bring along your favourite YA book to add to the discussion!
Sunday 25 June at 1.30-3pm – Life Writing Workshop
Alison Knight with author Jenny Kane, come and explore how you can use your life experiences to inspire and create great writing.
Sunday 25 June at 3.30-5pm – Author Panel
Join Alison Knight and other authors as we talk about their writing lives and answer questions from the audience.
CHIPPFEST 2017 – Friday 30 June 2017
Author Panel – a group of best-selling authors from the Bath and North Wiltshire Chapter of the Romantic Novelists’ Association will be answering questions about writing romantic fiction at the Yelde Hall, Market Place, Chippenham, SN15 3HL. I will be there in a supporting role – serving wine and cake, and selling books. Tickets are £3 from the Neeld Hall Community and Arts Centre Box Office, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER · Tel: 01249 446699. For more information about the festival see www.chippfest.org
“Fantastic, inspiring, hugely enjoyable! I definitely want to keep on writing – THANK YOU!”
“I have so enjoyed this course. It has been challenging, stimulating and inspiring. The content is both practical and well tested by Alison. Just being with other creative people has also encouraged me to keep on writing!”