Chair of Author, Author, William Telford, Business Editor, Herald

A group of South West authors and playwrights came together in a showcase, at the Plymouth Literature Festival 2017.

Business Editor of the Herald William Telford, chaired an eclectic ensemble of nine talented writers, novelists, poets, and playwrights at the Athenaeum Theatre.

South West literacy talents included Terri Nixon who writes historical sagas and mythic fiction, and Victoria Cornwall whose inspiration are Cornish-based novels.

Samie Sands is another Cornish writer, and author of the AM13 Outbreak series.

Cally Starforth Hill is a poet, songwriter, and written for the theatre.

Plymouth playwright Chris Savery has wowed New York audiences on Broadway and Paris. His play about Marilyn Monroe and the English Civil War featured at the Midtown International Festival in the Big Apple and later staged in Paris, and was directed by renowned American actress and producer Angie Kristic.

Sasha Fenton is the author of many non-fiction titles in the mind, body and spirit genre.

Other writers included; award winning novelist and short story writer Tom Fowler, together with Ryan Danes, and Johnny Mains for staging his Johnny’s House of Horrors movie screenings in the city.

Owen Ryles, chairman of Plymouth Literature Festival 2017

The Plymouth Literature Festival 2017 is running for nine-days with 61 events taking place from the 21-29 October.

Owen Ryles, chairman of Plymouth Literature Festival 2017, said: “PlymLit17 is travelling around the city, with a mission to engage local writers and readers.”

“The Festival is helping writers to develop and showcase their talent. But especially a wonderful catalyst for bringing together authors, readers, and groups in building a legacy for literature in Plymouth,” he said.

Anyone looking for more information can visit the web portal: www.plymouthliteraturefestival.co.uk

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