Westcountry Weird at Waterstones Exeter, August 11th

This Thursday, authors Nina Allan, Catriona Ward and Aliya Whiteley will be appearing at a special event at Waterstones in Exeter along with George Sandison, editor in chief at Unsung Stories, to discuss the inspiration of the region on their writing.  On her blog post, Nina  Allan also writes: ” We will also be discussing war, climate change, the increasing importance of women in speculative fiction, and the rise of weird fiction generally in these unsettled times.”

The event begins at 18.30 pm at Waterstones Exeter (High Street branch). Tickets are £3. They can be purchased direct from Waterstones, reserved online or bought on the door on the night. Please visit the Waterstones site for more details.

Nina Allan is author of BSFA-Award nominated novel The Race, of which there is a new edition now out from Titan Books.

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Catriona Ward’s debut novel Rawblood is currently shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award.

Aliya Whiteley’s latest novel, The Arrival of Missives, has made the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize 2016 list.

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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