the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other Dorset writers


May 2019

The String Games launch

6:30–8pm, Thursday 30 May 2019

Waterstones, 45–47 South Street, Dorchester DT1 1DQ

flyer to insert into a

June 2019

Waterloo Writing Competition Celebration Event for Winners and Open Mic

Saturday 8 June 2019

Waterloo Festival, St John’s Church, Waterloo.


Author Trail, Sturminster Newtwon Literary Festival

10–noon Saturday 15 June 2019

Joshua’s Coffee Shop, 3 Market Cross, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 !AN


Writing workshop on place in fiction, Sturminster Newton Literary Festival

2–4pm Saturday 15 June 2019

Sturminster Newton Library, Brinsley Cl, Sturminster Newton DT10 1EE


The String Games, London launch

6:30–8:00pm, Saturday 22 June 2019

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX,


10-minute performance at Scratch and Spit

7:30pm, Monday 24 June 2019

The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX


Workshop to celebrate National Writing Day

Wednesday 26 June 2019

For pupils at Thomas Hardye School only


The Write Place with Wordsmith_HQ at Loughborough University Celebration Event with poetry reading

Friday 28 June 2019, 6:30–9:00pm, Celebration event and poetry reading                 Saturday 29 June 2019, whole day event with a talk and Q&A at 10am on Gail’s writing and publication journey


July 2019

Noon Saturday 6 July 2019

Big Heads & Others, a comedy sketch show written as part of 3-She

Shaftesbury Fringe, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8AR


Saturday 20 July 2019

11–12:30pm Meet the Author Talk: inspirations for fiction and poetry

Dorchester Library, South Walks House, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EE



Sunday 3 November 2019

4pm, The Spirit of Place panel discussion with Maria Donovan and Rosanna Ley

Bridport Literary Festival, The Library, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY


March 2020

Thursday 12 March 2020

Flash Fiction Workshop

Writers’ Study, West Moors


Earlier in 2019


Flash Fiction judge at Bridport Story Slam

7:30pm, Wednesday 20 March 2019

Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR


adversaries/comrades poetry pamphlet launch

7–9pm, Wednesday 27 March 2019

Books Beyond Words, 25 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EZ



Reading from The String Games at Novel Nights, Bath to accompany Maggie Gee‘s talk on character and comedy

7:30–9:30pm, Friday 12 April 2019

Burdall’s Yard, 7a Anglo Terrace, Bath.

Novel Nights poster


Author interview as part of World Book Night

5:30–7pm, Tuesday 23 April 2019

Wareham Library, South St, Wareham BH20 4LR


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