Advertorial • 1 February 2011 • The SnowBlog


Rob reminded me today that my last post was ages ago, and something like 'I'm back' - cue big drumroll, much excitement, tooting horns - followed by what we will politely call a swift tapering-off of posting. And so I mark my second, much-anticipated, no doubt heralded return to this blogging forum... with an advert. But it's a good one. See, you're all tantalised now. Click on to see what I could possibly be endorsing. [update: link fixed now] Alt.Fiction is proud to present its first residential writing weekend an ideal opportunity for writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror to get away from it all, meet and work with like-minded people and enjoy workshops and talks with established authors in the field. Offering workshops, feedback sessions and expert advice, these weekends are sure to both inform and inspire. Winter Writing Weekend, 25th-27th February Guest Speakers: George Mann - author of the Newbury and Hobbes novels & Ghosts of Manhattan [and top Snowbooks author!] Sarah Pinborough - horror, thriller and young adult novelist, author of A Matter of Blood and The Language of Dying Venue: Diamond House, South Leverton (near Retford), DN22 0BX Located close to both Lincoln and Sheffield, Diamond House is a Grade II listed country house in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside. The Winter Writing Weekend costs just 180, including two nights accommodation, all meals and soft drinks, plus a full programme of writing activities throughout Saturday and Sunday featuring two guest authors. To book your place, or for any enquiries, email or call Alex on 07896 228367 A 90 deposit is required to confirm your place, with a further 90 to be paid at least one week before the event. Deposits are non-refundable except in case of event cancellation. No refunds will be given in case of any changes to guest authors, or in the event of participants being unable to attend for any reason.


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