Get creative and share your story: Competition devised with the novice in mind

laptop notebook phone and coffee

The competition aptly named ‘Jot’ aims to encourage anyone from the Isle of Wight, with a story in their head, to express it and enter.

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 4:19pm

By Wendy Varley

Artists, crafters and book types sought for Book-ish Art and Craft Fair

bookish art fair

Half the tables have already been reserved so make the call to secure yours if you want to take part

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 6:03pm

By Sally Perry

Calling all young stargazers: Head to IW Story Festival this half term to explore outer space

Peta Rainford

The IW Story Festival - taking place during half term - is a wonderful opportunity to meet the likes of Uber-illustrator Nick Sharratt and local author, Pete Rainford. Details within

Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 6:36am

By Peta Rainford

Isle of Wight author signs first major deal with publisher focused on mental health

bethan christopher

Bethan Christopher has landed a deal with Trigger, mental health and wellbeing publisher, and believes it's going to "brilliant, bold, beautiful adventure"

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 12:41pm

By Sally Perry

Jonathan Dodd: The Real Sound of Christmas

robin redbreast on a branch in the snow

Jonathan Dodd shares a message of consolation with his latest Christmas story

Sunday, 15th December, 2019 9:49am

By Jonathan Dodd

Fascinating history of women’s lives on the Isle of Wight revealed in new book

daisy plant book being held by a christmas tree

Learn about how life for women on the Isle of Wight used to be very different and also very much the same

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 5:22pm

By Charlie Simpson

Paul Armfield leads Q&A with Isle of Wight graphic novelist, Serena Katt

page from serena katt's book

Serena's wonderfully brave graphic novel explores the story of her Polish grandfather’s time in the Hitler Youth

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 6:03pm

By Sally Perry

Brevity, the Isle of Wight’s Literary Handbill, out now

antique typewriter on dark wood table on unsplash by Patrick Fore

Having spotted a gap in the creative market on the Isle of Wight, writer Anmarie Bowler founded Brevity, a new Isle of Wight Handbill. Details within

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight comedy writer slips yet another BAFTA nominated show under her belt

hannah george looking into camera

Fingers are crossed once again as Class Dismissed - which Hannah wrote a series of sketches for - is nominated for a comedy award in the Children's BAFTAs

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 3:52pm

By Sally Perry

‘Personae Vectenses: Isle of Wight Notables’ from Queen Osburga to Alan Titchmarsh (updated)

Front Cover - Personae Vectenses - Isle of Wight Notables

Published by Beachy Books, ‘Personae Vectenses: Isle of Wight Notables’ is written by Island-born, Phillip Armitage, and is a labour of love that took him twelve years of research

Friday, 11th October, 2019 12:24pm

By Philip Bell with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind ‘Short Story writing competition’

Writing notes:

Budding writers have until 9th November to create and enter their short story for the Isle of Wight Society of the Blind winter writing competition.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10:06am

By Chris Cane with one comment

Mother of Damien Nettles tells full perplexing story of her son’s disappearance: Buy now

Valerie nettles with portrait of damien

Out this Thursday, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance. Available in paperback and Kindle versions.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 9:47am

By Sally Perry