Isle of Wight author and historian, MJ Trow, releases latest Ripperology book

interpreting the ripper letters - book cover

If you're a fan of crime novels, you might find it hard to put down MJ Trow's latest book which gives a fascinating insight into the world surrounding Ripper correspondence.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Story of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles out next month

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 5:20pm

By Sally Perry

Book Fair promises readings, workshops, film screening and more

freshwater library

Freshwater Parish Council is hosting a book fair in the autumn, to include live readings, a book sale, publishing workshop for established and aspiring authors, and a themed film night.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:43pm

By Daniel James

How Robert Maxwell rescued me from electro-convulsive therapy: Eleanor Berry shares her story

In what promises to be an illuminating evening, Eleanor Berry shares the story of her unique relationship with Robert Maxwell, Mirror Newspaper Group boss.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 9:27am

By Jo Macaulay

Ventnor screening for Isle of Wight writer’s film, The Vanishing, plus Q&A

poster for the vanishing

Meet the man behind the script for the film The Vanishing and watch the screening in the luxurious surroundings of Ventnor Arts Club.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 11:00am

By Sally Perry

New book explores the Isle of Wight’s hidden international history

James Rayner

Inspired by historians like David Olusoga who have unearthed Britain’s multi-ethnic history, Islander James Rayner says he knew the Isle of Wight must have its own hidden history too.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 4:54pm

By Philippa Iliffe with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight writer, Joe Bone’s first feature film goes national – to some great reviews

poster for the vanishing

Isle of Wight writer and actor, Joe Bone, is the proud co-writer of The Vanishing, a feature length film inspired by the true story of the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers in 1900.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager publishes her story this autumn

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 1:06pm

By Sally Perry

The Isle of Wight a powerhouse of award-winning writers

Vicki Lutas and Anna McClerry with writers guild award 1 640

As well as Hannah George winning Best Online Comedy Award, Isle of Wight screen writer Vicki Lutas also picked up an Award at the Writers' Guilds Awards last night for her teen series Free Rein, and another Islander was also shortlisted for the same award.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Three cheers for champion Isle of Wight storytellers

The winners 2018

Well done to all the young people who took party in the ‘Great Telling Off’ at the 2018 Isle of Wight Literary Festival, especially the champions as voted for by the audiences.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 4:44pm

By Sue Bailey

‘Papa Owl Goes to Rocket Island’ out now: See at Literary Festival Youth Zone

Rocket Island Project

You can buy your copy of the latest Papa Owl book written by Michael Lilley and illustrated by Helen Stiles, whilst taking part in a rocket-making activity at the Youth Zone of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Saturday, 20th October, 2018 9:18am

By Michael Lilley

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

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.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 9:54am

By Sally Perry