Events

We’re delighted to present our seven festival events below, held over the five days at the end of August. Click on a tab to find out more about that day. All events start at 7.30pm, at either Farley All Saints Church or the Hall next door to the church.

Phoebe Morgan

Author of THE DOLL HOUSE and Commissioning editor at Harper Collins

Farley All Saints Church, 7.30pm

Phoebe will talk about the world of publishing and her own best selling novel, THE DOLL HOUSE, a #1 iBooks bestseller in 2017, also spending over 8 weeks in the Kindle top 100.

Ideal for budding writers, lovers of thrillers and all with an interest in the world of publishing.

Suitable for all ages.


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Kindly Sponsored by: Fletcher and Partners, Bassets Sales and Lettings, Spruce Pools, Mouldings, Blue Frontier 

We host two events tonight, Canon Jeremy Davies in Farley Church and a Young Adult Fiction night in the Village Hall.

Canon Jeremy Davies

Farley All Saints Church, 7.30pm

Jeremy Davies

Canon Jeremy Davies was the Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral for 26 years. He is a popular local figure and international speaker. His knowledge of all things literary is legendary and he has broadcast on Radio 3 on George Herbert, TS Eliot and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He is currently writing a Phd thesis about Iris Murdoch, of which he will be speaking.

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YOUNG ADULT NIGHT

Farley Village Hall, 7.30pm

Julia North

Acclaimed Young Adult Author of LIEUTENANT HOTSHOT and PENCIL TEST

Julia Jean North

Julia North is a versatile author who writes for both adults and younger audiences. She is the author of three novels; ‘Lieutenant Hotshot’, Lodestone Books, ‘Hear Me’, Hookline Books and ‘The Pencil Test’, also Hookline Books, due for publication in June 2018.

Edmund Lester

Young Adult Author

Edmund Lester is a lifelong fan of horror and science fiction. A later comer to writing fiction, he wrote and sold his first short story in his early 40s and has since sold dozens of short stories and articles to various magazines and anthologies including Shroud Magazine, Literary Hatchet, the Internet Review of Science Fiction, Nossa Morte, New Myths and Darker Matter.

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Thriller Night!

Farley All Saints Church, 7.30pm

Ed Davey

Thriller novelist of FORETOLD BY THUNDER, THE NAPOLEAN COMPLEX and the forthcoming THE KILLING GENE.

Ed Davey

E. M. Davey is a 34-year-old investigative journalist specialising in undercover investigative journalism. When not working he enjoys travel to far-flung and occasionally dangerous spots to research his fiction, and also just for the heck of it.

 

 

 

S.R Masters

Debut author of the Little, Brown thriller THE KILLER YOU KNOW.

S R Masters grew up around Birmingham, and spent his teen years reading, playing in bands and wandering through fields with friends. After studying Philosophy at Cambridge, he worked in public health for the NHS, specialising in health behaviour. He currently lives in Oxford with his wife and son.

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We host two events tonight, Leif Bersweden in Farley Church and our Self-Publishing workshop night in the Village Hall.

Leif Bersweden

Author of WINTER TREES and THE ORCHID HUNTER, shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

Farley All Saints Church, 7.30pm

Leif Bersweden returns to Farley to talk about his ‘coming of age and orchids’ novel, ‘The Orchid Hunter.’ 

Suitable for all ages

Kindly Sponsored by Fletcher and Partners, Bassets Sales and Lettings, Spruce Pools, Mouldings, Blue Frontier.

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Self-Publishing Workshop

Including authors Nick Warren, Greg Stacey, Simon Fairfax and Sarah Douglas-Pennant

Farley Hall, 7.30pm

Our panel of self-published writers will talk about the benefits and pitfalls of self-publishing, offering inspiration and advice- bring along your own writing to discuss! 

 

Suitable for all ages

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Laura Marshall

Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author of FRIEND REQUEST

Laura Marshall

Laura Marshall grew up in Wiltshire and studied English at the University of Sussex.

Her first novel, Friend Request, was shortlisted for both the Bath Novel Award 2016 and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2016 and was published by Little, Brown in the UK in July 2017, selling over 200,000 copies in the UK to date and becoming a Sunday Times top ten bestseller in paperback, and kindle number one bestseller. Friend Request has sold in a further fifteen territories around the world including the USA, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

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