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Author talk with Matt Haig on Tuesday 24 March, 7pm

A 10-week course for writers of fiction with Sue Walker.
Starting Wednesday March 25,

For course payment you can pay direct by PayPal

Creating Comedy - Workshop for writers, Performers and people who would like to be funny.
Saturday 25th April / 10-1pm

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The Wordfest team are now starting to plan for activities in 2015,
to include a creative writing course with Sue Walker (please see bottom of page), a new venture by Janet Behan of Market Theatre, play readings on Farmer's Market days, and the Poetry Trail during Adur Festival. We will send more details as each activity is finalised.

Wordfest 2015 will be at the end of September, beginning of October, with the theme of "Moments of Change". We have a host of ideas and suggestions, but do let us know if there is anything you particularly want to see.

Finally, we know that many of you are actively involved in creative writing and artistic activities. If you live in Adur or Worthing, and have a project in mind, you might be interested in applying for a small grant from the Adur and Worthing Trust. More details on

We will be sending monthly newsletters so contact us if you have any news you want to send to other Wordfest supporters:

We hope you all have happy memories of the events you came to during Wordfest 2014.
We commissioned a film of all the activities on one day, Saturday October 4th, which is now on YouTube. or the shorter version
We hope you like it and will forward it on to others.

Shoreham Wordfest, in association with City Books Hove,
is delighted to announce a special author talk with

Matt Haig on Tuesday 24 March, 7pm
at the Ropetackle Arts Centre £8

Ropetackle - Click for tickets
or available at CITY BOOKS, 23 Western Road, Hove - Tel 01273 725306

'Reasons to Stay Alive' is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, It is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. "I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals.The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."

Matt Haig is the author of five novels, including the bestselling 'The Last Family in England', which has been optioned by Brad Pitt's production company, 'The Radleys', and 'The Humans', His works have been translated into over twenty languages, and he has also written award-winning books for children.


A 10-week course for writers of fiction with Sue Walker.
Starting Wednesday 25 March, 7-9pm.

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG
Course fee £145 for 10 sessions. Reduction of up to 20% available on application for students and those on low income or benefits.
Please click here to view details or here to load booking Form.

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