Reviews from guest authors and audience

Jane Shemilt, author of Daughter, a Richard and Judy pick,  was interviewed by Joanna Papageorgiou, book editor of Bristol 24/7 in October 2014. The full interview is here, extract below:

“Novel Nights does something very different. Writing is isolating. Being alone can last, if you’re lucky, for hours and hours, days even. But everyone needs a tribe and the Lansdown pub on Novel Nights is where you can turn up and find it. No matter where they are on the writing journey, all writers get it. They share the passion which even your nearest and dearest can struggle to understand.

“Much thought goes into the planning and organisation of the evening, and there is always something of immense value to take away: from the reading and experience of the writer who is headlining, the open mic which follows or talking and listening to colleagues. The memory of that communality sustains until the next time,” says Shemilt.

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“It’s always so informative and interesting.”  Sanjida O’Connell, author and TV presenter. Commenting after Novel Nights with CL Taylor Feb 20th 2015


“Thank you for the opportunity to read from my novel. Another excellent night. I’m going to be a regular!”  Rosemary Dun, novelist, short story writer and poet (Feb 20th 2015)


Intriguing fascinating & generous writing reads & Q&A . Thanks Grace & and readers. Inspired to write.  Helen Sheppard (Feb Novel Nights)


I had a wonderful evening at in this evening & really enjoyed listening to the readings & my Q&A. A lovely group. CL Taylor, @callytaylor guest speaker Feb 19th 2015.


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