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Fairs, Author Talks and Creative Writing Workshops

Speaking engagements booked so far are as follows:

Wednesday 13th JuneSouth Warwickshire NHS Retirement Fellowship at All Saints Emscote, Warwick at 10.30am.

Friday 15th JuneWarwickshire NHS Retirement group at the John Turner Centre, Warwick Hospital, at 10.30am.

Wednesday 7th NovemberChurch Guild at the Northgate Methodist Church, Warwick, at 7.30pm.


If you live in the area of Orpington, Kent, do come and see me at the Creative Arts Day at Christ Church, Orpington on Saturday 6th October, where I’ll be giving three creative writing workshops during the day.


I’ll also be selling and signing my books at the Spring Artisan Fair at Hoar Park Shopping Village, Nuneaton Road, Ansley, Nuneaton on Sunday 20th May; at the UK Games Expo in the Birmingham NEC for the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June; and at the Christmas Market, The Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6HB on Saturday 8th December from 12 noon to 3pm.

More dates and events will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed.

My first talk of the year was to the Warwick Rotary Club at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick on Wednesday 31st January.

News cutting SC Skillman Stratford Herald 20 Feb 2018
News cutting SC Skillman Stratford Herald 20 Feb 2018

I was the after lunch speaker and I spoke for twenty minutes on “The Power of Story”. I also talked about my own writing journey, and answered several questions afterwards.Then on Tuesday 6th March I spoke to the Coventry Writers Group at the Big Comfy Bookshop, Fargo Village, Coventry. What a lovely group of writers they are.Members of the Coventry Writing Group, Big Comfy Bookshop, Fargo Village, Coventry 6 March 2018 I thoroughly enjoyed giving my talk to them. There was much lively interaction and I learned a lot of new things too, plus I got a date in my diary for a book launch party at Kenilworth Books.Margaret Mather and SC Skillman - Author Talk at meeting of the Coventry Writers Group, Big Comfy Bookshop, Fargo Village, Coventry 7 Mar 2018 We looked at classic story structure and the hero’s journey and we also discussed the highs and lows of the writing life. A fun, stimulating and illuminating evening!



On 4th November 2017 I gave my author talk at a meeting of the Coventry Writers Hub, in Coventry Central Library. My talk on the Highs and Lows of the Writing Life excited much discussion and interaction. Plenty of ideas and  personal stories were flying around!