Chichester Festival 2017

We have some exciting events planned in June, as part of Chichester Festival. All of our events are being held at Hennings, 53 North Street, Chichester, PO19 1NQ.
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20th June: Crime Writers’ Panel 6.30 – 7.30pm

Welcome to the world of crime thrillers. From action thrillers to psychological suspense, join three local authors Michael Parker, Helen Christmas and Christine Hammacott as they discuss research, character development, creating exciting plot lines and what keeps a reader on the edge of their seat. An evening full of intrigue. Tickets £8 include glass of wine or soft drink.

21st June: Ghost Story Tour 6.30 – 7.30pm

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 our 45 minute ghost tour, where ghostly tales will be narrated outside various historic buildings with a spooky past. Self-guided tour book featuring some of the ghost stories and more will be available on the night. Tickets £8.

22nd June: Self-publishing Made Easy 6.30 – 8.00pm

Independent Authors share their secrets on how to get your book published in print, as an e-book or audio book. We will tell you what it costs to design your cover, edit your book, what not to do and how to succeed.  With only 20 participants, this interactive workshop will cover which platforms to use to get your manuscript published, what to consider when designing your cover, the importance of proofreading and editing, and how to use social media as part of your marketing campaign. £10 admission Includes glass of wine or soft drink.

23rd June: Winning That Publishing Deal 6.30 – 8.00pm

Last year CHINDI romance author Jane Cable signed her first book deal. Following on from last night’s self-publishing forum, Jane will talk about how publishing independently first was a vital step in her writing career and how the two approaches differ. Tickets £8 include glass of wine or soft drink.

24th June: Creative Writing Workshop 11am – 4.00pm

Founder of Chichester Independent Authors, Christopher Joyce will lead this interactive workshop for beginners or writers wishing to refresh their skills. We will cover plot development, creating great characters with exciting dialogue and more. Includes glass of wine or soft drink and cheese or charcuterie platter. Bring your laptops or writing materials and get writing. 30-mins lunch break. Tickets £40.

24th June: Words and Wine Quiz 6.30 – 8.00pm

Join local authors and wine experts from Hennings in four rounds of questions about books and wine. Each wine round will end with a wine tasting. Over £100 of prizes to be won. Includes glass of wine or soft drink. Maximum four people per team. Tickets £10.


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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