Want to get writing in September? Join The International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, Devon 11 - 20 September and find support and inspiration from their 'Sturdy Table' writers programme.
Agatha Christie said: “I never had a definite place which was my room, or where I retired specially to write… All I needed was a sturdy table and a typewriter. A marble-topped bedroom washstand table made a good place to write; the dining- room table between meals was also suitable.”
The Agatha Christie Festival creative writing strand includes a retreat offer in the Imperial Hotel where Agatha Christie wrote, a wide range of expert led workshops and free to access to a network of 'Sturdy Tables' in inspiring places on which to put your notebook or laptop.
The free ‘Sturdy Table’ writing spots can be found in a beach hut, a solicitors' office, an art deco library, a traditional seaside café, an art gallery, a museum, a hotel lounge, a medieval garden, a boat house on the River Dart…. Writers using these spots are invited to post ‘selfies’ and short scribblings on the festival's Facebook and Twitter sites
Join Rebecca Chance, Alison Joseph, Louise Voss and me for Following in Her Footsteps with the Killer Women at 11.00 am at Torre Abbey.
Then at 4.30pm , Louise and I will be talking about the BritCrime Festival and sharing plans for our Christmas Party. Join us!
Wondering whether contemporary British crime writers need more than a sturdy table to write? See the BritCrimeDen photo albumon Facebook for pictures of writing spaces of BritCrime authors and our friends, including Sophie Hannah.