Chichester, Littlehampton & Arundel Festivals

Festival of Chichester

CHINDI authors are once again in residence at Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester for this year’s Festival of Chichester.
Details below:

Self Publishing CHINDI authors Chichester Festival

20 ESSENTIAL WEBSITES FOR SELF-PUBLISHING

Six years of experience in just over an hour. Local CHINDI authors share the 20 websites you must know about to publish successfully. We will discuss: checking the grammar and readability of your manuscript; proofreading and editing; publishing as an e-book, audio book or printed book and marketing through social media. Ticket £8, includes glass of wine. No disabled access.

02/07/2018 18:30 – 19:45
Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NQ

Writing Short Stories CHINDI authors Chichester Festival

HOW TO WRITE A SHORT STORY AND GET PUBLISHED

Local CHINDI authors share the secrets of writing short stories to get published in magazines, win competitions or just for fun. This informative evening will cover: how to develop a story,  proofreading and editing, submitting stories to competitions, getting your stories published in various formats and marketing. Tickets £8, includes glass of wine. No disabled access.

03/07/2018 18:30 – 19:45
Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NQ

Writing for Children CHINDI authors Chichester Festival

WRITING FOR CHILDREN, CHINDI, HENNINGS

Local CHINDI authors share the secrets of writing children’s books and how to publish them as an e-book, printed book or audio book. How do you create a picture book? What are the top tips when writing for older children? How can I market my book? All will be revealed. Tickets £8, includes glass of wine. No disabled access.

04/07/2018 18:30 – 19:30
Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NQ

CHINDI Wine and Words Quiz

WORDS AND WINE QUIZ

Join CHINDI authors and wine experts from Hennings in four rounds of questions about books and wine. Each wine round ends with a wine tasting. With over £100 or prizes to be won, this is a fun event for all bibliophiles and wine lovers. Maximum teams of four. Sold out last year. Tickets £10, includes glass of wine. No disabled access.

05/07/2018 18:30 – 19:45
Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NQ

Michael Parker Self Publishing CHINDI authors Chichester Festival

WRITING AND PUBLISHING THRILLERS

Welcome to the world of independent thriller writing where it isn’t all best sellers and signing sessions. Tune in to the highs and lows of getting your book published, advertised and sold, and learn how Michael Parker managed to cope with the least expected aspect of becoming a published author. Tickets £8, includes glass of wine. No disabled access.

06/07/2018
Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NQ

 

Ghost Tour CHINDI authors Chichester Festival

GHOST STORY TOUR

Chichester Independent Authors and Bognor Regis Write Club investigate the haunted past of Chichester’s historic town centre. Meet at Hennings from 6.30pm for a glass of wine or soft drink, then have your blood curdled during a one-hour ghost tour. Self-guided tour book with extra ghost stories will be available on the night. Tickets £10, includes glass of wine and illustrated book. No disabled access.

07/07/2018
Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester PO19 1NQ

 


Festival of Littlehampton

LOCA – CHINDI events

Littlehampton Arts Festival Logo

All Chindi events will support the Baptist Church Food Bank. £1 of every book sold at CHINDI events (apart from the ghost story books) will go to this charity. Sign Up at with LOCA at 2 Evans gardens, Arcade Rd, Littlehampton or email chirosie272@googlemail.com

Crime Writers Panel at Littlehampton FestivalCrime Writers Panel

Welcome to the world of Crime writing, where the mystique is brushed aside and we open the door to becoming a self-published author. From action thrillers to psychological suspense, we unravel the secrets of getting fiction into print with tips on research, character development, plot structure and cover design. Tickets £5 – Disabled Access.

Monday July 16th 7.00pm. Littlehampton Baptist Church Hall, Fitzalan Rd.

Littlehampton Ghost Tour book

The Haunted Past of Littlehampton’s Harbour

CHINDI network of independent authors investigate the haunted past of Littlehampton’s Harbour and historic town centre. Meet at 7.00 p.m. at the Oyster Pond and have your blood curdled for a forty-five-minute tour finishing at The Dolphin, Littlehampton’s most haunted pub. Grab a drink and hear landlady, Ellie Boiling’s tales of the mysterious happening inside this ancient hostelry. Self-guided tour book with extra ghost stories included in the price. Tickets £5. Disabled Access at the Dolphin if required. Limited tickets so sign up early is advised.

Tuesday July 17th 7.00 p.m.

Self-Publishing Workshop

CHINDI Self-Publishing Workshop at Littlehampton Festival

CHINDI network of independent authors share their secrets on how to get your book published in print, as an e-book or an audio book. We will tell you what it costs to design your cover, edit your book, what not to do and how to succeed. Tickets £5. Disabled Access.

Wednesday July 18th 7.00 p.m. Littlehampton Baptist Church Hall, Fitzalan Rd.

CHINDI Quiz at the Dolphin Hotel, Littlehampton

Quiz at the Dolphin Hotel.

The Dolphin Hotel and CHINDI independent authors are collaborating on a fun quiz evening. Get a team together and join the fun. Monetary prize for the winners, raffle and books by local authors on sale. Tickets £2 per person. Disabled Access if required.

Monday July 23rd – 7.45 p.m.

To sign up for any of these events, email chirosie272@googlemail.com. For the Ghost Tour and Quiz, you can also sign up at the Dolphin Hotel. For all events you can sign up with LOCA at 2 Evans Garden, Arcade Rd, Littlehampton.

All images used for Littlehampton festival are creative commons attribution.

 


Chindi Authors return to Arundel Festival in aid of Cancer Research UK

For the third year running, we are delighted to be supporting Cancer Research UK during the Arundel Festival. Our stall, selling new books in a range of genres for all ages, will be outside the Cancer Research charity shop on the high street, daily from Saturday 18th August to Monday 27th August, 9-5pm.

Carol Thomas, who is a regular volunteer at the shop, said, “Last year the total raised exceeded all of our expectations. For 2018, we have been joined by some new authors and have great new titles to offer.”

Sue Clark, manager of the shop added, “The authors give their time, manning the stall outside the shop, no matter what the weather, and donate profits from their books to the charity. We hope people will once again, come along to support the stall, meet the authors and buy their books.”

For more information, take a look at the fun we had last year https://youtu.be/N05qCgtd-CM and visit http://www.arundelfestival.co.uk

Arundel Festival Logo

 


Archives:

Arundel Festival 2017

Arundel Festival an even Bigger Success! £482.70 raised for Cancer Research UK, smashing last year’s total.
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Chichester Festival 2017

As part of Chichester Festival CHINDI hosted some exciting events including a Crime Writers’ Panel and our very own Ghost Story Tour
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CHINDI Relaunch and Book Giveaway

CHINDI, the Chichester based group of independent authors expanded its reach to all independent authors with a massive book giveaway in May.
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Love to Read Authors’ Party

Good Books, Chocolates and Fine Wines: our Love to Read Fundraising Party raised over £700 for Dyslexia Action.
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Fundraising book stall at Arundel Festival

A group of CHINDI authors took a stall at Arundel Festival, this summer and raised an amazing £308.63 for Cancer Research.
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Self-Publishing Workshop at Worthing Library

6 CHINDI authors engaged in a lively discussion panel to offer advice on self-publishing to budding authors
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Write Across Sussex Short Story Competition

CHINDI invited all budding writers in the Sussex area to take part in a competition in association with Sussex Newspapers
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One Big Launch, an Event to Remember!

9 Authors, a Choir, a Magician and a Comedienne entertain the public
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Charity Litfest raises over £900 for Words for the Wounded

You can read all about our fun-filled fundraising weekend here
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What an exciting month June turned out to be

From a series of self-publishing workshops to a bookshop in Chichester
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Local authors share secrets of self-publishing

Library Talk November 4th 2014 Chichester Library
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Woodies Wine and Words

Woodies Wine and Words – A Resounding Success
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