Arundel Festival 2017

Chindi Authors raise funds at Arundel Festival 2017.

Chindi Authors are delighted to announce that their fundraising book stand at Arundel Festival 2017 outside the Cancer Research UK Charity shop was a huge success.

We were delighted to be invited back to the Arundel Festival where we broke last year’s record and thanks to the support of the public, raised a mighty £482.70 for charity.

Chindi authors fundraising book stand at Arundel Festival


Sue Clark the shop manager of Cancer Research UK with Carol Thomas and Dan Jones from CHINDI
Sue Clark the shop manager of Cancer Research UK with Carol Thomas and Dan Jones from CHINDI

With some great new titles on the stall this year we were able to offer an even more diverse range of books across many genres for adults and children. Every book sold included a donation for the charity.

This year we had a prize draw for all those who signed up for our quarterly newsletter, for a chance to win an Amazon voucher worth £25.00. The winner will be announced soon.

Chichester Festival 2017

As part of Chichester Festival CHINDI hosted some exciting events as below:


20th June: Crime Writers’ Panel

From action thrillers to psychological suspense, three local authors Michael Parker, Helen Christmas and Christine Hammacott enjoyed a lively panel discussion to talk about research, character development, creating exciting plot lines and what keeps a reader on the edge of their seat. An evening full of intrigue. | View Article |

21st June: Ghost Story Tour

Chichester Independent Authors and Bognor Regis Write Club investigated the haunted past of Chichester’s historic town centre with their blood curdling 45 minute ghost tour. Ghostly tales were narrated outside various historic buildings with a spooky past. The self-guided tour book featured some of the ghost stories was included in the ticket price. | View Article |

22nd June: Self-publishing Made Easy

Independent Authors shared their secrets on how to get a book published in print, as an e-book or audio book. Authors explained what it cost to design your cover, edit your book, what not to do and how to succeed.  This interactive workshop covered 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.


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

Founder of Chichester Independent Authors, Christopher Joyce led this interactive workshop for beginners or writers wishing to refresh their skills. We covered plot development, creating great characters with exciting dialogue and more. A glass of wine or soft drink and cheese or charcuterie platter was included with this workshop.

24th June: Words and Wine Quiz

Local authors and wine experts from Hennings enjoyed four rounds of questions about books and wine. Each wine round ended with a wine tasting, with over £100 of prizes to be won.

So now we have come to the end of our schedule in this years’ Chichester Festival but hope to publish more news about our events in the coming weeks.


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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