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THE PURPLE BOOK TOUR

In this series of Autumn events, Leslie and Sue will launch two new novels: Lavender Blues: Three Shades of Love – Book 1, Purple by Leslie Tate, and Flashback and Purple by Sue Hampton.
At each event the two authors will explore the creative process and how a book begins, grows and develops. The sessions will be full of ideas and insights into modern fiction, using pictures, music, handouts and interactive exercises.
Below are the dates. All events are free, but seats are limited. To book a session please use the CONTACT tab. After each session Leslie and Sue will sign their books.

WED, OCT 21ST BERKHAMSTED LIVE hosts Purple, a mixed-media show featuring songs by Sarah Pollard, art by Catherina Van Hoey,oey two discussions – Poetry and Flowers with Trevor Davies and The Art of Comedy with Ryan Thievam – plus a double book launch with words, music and pictures by Leslie Tate and Sue Hampton.
8.00 – 10.00, Kings Arms, 147 High St Berkhamsted, HP4 3HL. There will be a collection for Pepper Nurses.

FRI, OCT 23rd SHOOT ME STUDIOS and CYNTHIA NOLAN host Leslie and Sue presenting an author’s view on language-led and character-driven novels.
7.30 – 9.30, Claridge Court, Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 2AF.

SAT OCT 24th DAR PAPILLON CAFÉ AND EMPORIUM invite you to a performance upstairs where Sue and Leslie will tell the story of what shaped and inspired their new books.
2.00 – 4.00 Dar Papillon 360 – 364 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1HU.

MON, OCT 26th WATFORD WRITERS welcome Sue and Leslie who will pass on all they know about writing fiction.
7.30 – 10.00, Oddfellows Hall, 22 The Avenue, Watford. WD17 4NS

WED, OCT 28th THE STUDIO and its resident photographer, MIKAELA MORGAN, host Sue and Leslie talking about character-led fiction.
7.00 – 9.00, The Studio, 31 New Road, Wilston HP23 4NZ

SAT, NOV 7th HAZEL AND ANDREW invite you to a wide-ranging presentation on what goes into a modern novel.
3.00 – 5.00, 127 High Street, Berkhamsted (opposite St Peter’s Church).

SUN, NOV 8th EMMA SHERRINGTON hosts a session where you can meet the authors and discuss their books in an intimate setting.
3.00 – 5.00, 41 Chaucer Close, Berkhamsted HP4 3PP.

FRI, NOV 13th SUTTON WRITERS host Leslie and Sue exploring the writing process in depth.
8.00 – 10.00 The Scill Centre, 3 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton SM1 25W.

FRI, NOV 20th CAPEL DEWI BOOK GROUP welcome Leslie and Sue to discuss their novels.
Afternoon. Contact: Melin Broneinon, Capel Dewi, nr Llandysul, Dyfed SA44 4PP

SUN, NOV 22nd BANBURY LITERATURE LIVE features Leslie and Sue presenting workshops.
3.00 North Oxfordshire Academy, Drayton Road, Banbury, OX16 0UD

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