NEWS :WINTER HORRORS

WINTER HORRORS is a residential writing weekend, and the ideal break for anyone looking to write and get published as a horror author. With a fantastic host of writing activities and guest authors, plus a stunning location in the heart of Derbyshire, this is an event not to be missed for all aspiring horror writers.

DATE OF EVENT:
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November – events begin on Friday night and finish mid-afternoon on Sunday. See full schedule to the left.

LOCATION:
The Dove Valley Centre is a pair of linked holiday cottages, set in the heart of a valley and surrounded by glorious countryside. For more about the venue, visit http://www.dovevalleycentre.co.uk

TRAVEL:
Dove Valley Centre is located near the villages of Sheen and Longnor in Derbyshire. For those driving, the address is:
Under Whittle Farm
Dove Valley Centre
Sheen,
Near Hartington,
Buxton,
Derbyshire,
SK17 0PR

The nearest train station is Buxton, with a taxi from the town to Dove Valley Centre costing around £20-£25.

COST:
Tickets for the WINTER HORRORS WEEKEND cost £150, an incredible value rate including:
2 nights accommodation at Dove Valley Centre (shared rooms)
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout the weekend
A full weekend of writing activities and discussion
Event goodie bag

GUEST AUTHORS:
Our two guest authors for the weekend will be acclaimed horror writers NICHOLAS ROYLE and SIMON BESTWICK.

NICHOLAS ROYLE was born in Manchester in 1963. He is the author of five novels – Counterparts, Saxophone Dreams, The Matter of the Heart, The Director’s Cut and Antwerp – and two novellas, The Appetite and The Enigma of Departure. His short fiction has been collected in Mortality. He has edited twelve anthologies including A Book of Two Halves (Phoenix), The Tiger Garden: A Book of Writers’ Dreams (Serpent’s Tail), The Time Out Book of New York Short Stories (Penguin), and Dreams Never End (Tindal Street Press). He lives in Manchester with his wife and two children, and teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

SIMON BESTWICK lives in Lancashire and is the author of two previous novels, Tide of Souls and The Faceless, two short story collections, A Hazy Shade of Winter and Pictures of The Dark, and a chapbook, Angels of The Silences. He’s also written numerous scripts for radio. His short fiction has appeared most recently in the anthologies Where the Heart is, Never Again and The End of The Line. His novella, The Narrows, was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award and reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, while the Daily Telegraph praised Tide of Souls for ‘the quality of the writing. Simon Bestwick writes with great imaginative flair and an excellent grasp of colour and narrative pace.’

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT ALEX DAVIS (EVENT ORGANISER) AT alexdavisevents@hotmail.co.uk OR CALL ON  07896 228367.

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