Isle of Wight Literary Festival announce lineup for free online festival

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Even online, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival provides a far reaching eclectic programme designed to attract a wide audience and increase the cultural richness of the Island

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2:49pm

By Janet Allan

‘Powerful and harrowing life story’ by sexual abuse victim seeks to be inspiration to those similarly affected

statue of a woman showing despair

Luisa DeJean's book, Hidden Torture A Face Behind A Masquerade Mask, is a complex testimony of living in a dysfunctional family, with physical and sexual abuse at the hands of a volatile, but clever stepfather. Details within

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Winners of Independent Arts Creative Writing Competition revealed

Jot Prizes - books and reusable coffee cup

The judges said it was difficult to choose just one winner within each category, so don’t feel discouraged if it wasn't you.

Friday, 11th September, 2020 9:00am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Meet author Lizzie Flynn at seafront book signing

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Lizzie Flynn will be signing her new book, Life in Numbers, at Toni's tearoom on Ventnor seafront later this month. Details within

Monday, 17th August, 2020 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Short Story: Gulls eye-view of lockdown

Seagull

Sue Curd from the Ventnor Telling Tales writers' group shares this short story from the view point of the gulls on Ryde seafront during lockdown

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:57am

By Sue Curd with 10 readers' comments

Four Isle of Wight schools benefit from generous Waterstones book donation

Box of books being donated

The books were all left from the World Book Day event that took place just before lockdown and were shared with four schools

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: A novella by John Goodwin: Part six: A blackbird sings

A blackbird sitting on a branch

Isle of Wight author, John Goodwin, shares this six-part serialisation of his latest piece of fictional work, a novella inspired by events on the Island

Sunday, 5th July, 2020 10:16am

By John Goodwin with 3 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: A novella by John Goodwin: Part five: Homeless

Streetlamp lighting rain in night sky

Isle of Wight author, John Goodwin, shares this six-part serialisation of his latest piece of fictional work, a novella inspired by events on the Island

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 11:44am

By John Goodwin with one comment

Undercliff Drive: A novella by John Goodwin: Part four: Landslip

Woods in the undercliff

Isle of Wight author, John Goodwin, shares this six-part serialisation of his latest piece of fictional work, a novella inspired by events on the Island

Sunday, 28th June, 2020 4:54pm

By John Goodwin

Undercliff Drive: A novella by John Goodwin: Part three: A squeal of brakes

man holding bmw steering wheel

Isle of Wight author, John Goodwin, shares this six-part serialisation of his latest piece of fictional work, a novella inspired by events on the Island

Saturday, 27th June, 2020 9:17am

By John Goodwin with 2 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: A novella by John Goodwin: Part two: Suit man

man in a suit tightening his tie

Isle of Wight author, John Goodwin, shares this six-part serialisation of his latest piece of fictional work, a novella inspired by events on the Island

Sunday, 21st June, 2020 11:07am

By John Goodwin with 5 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: A novella by John Goodwin: Part one: The angry sea

angry sea

Isle of Wight author, John Goodwin, shares this six-part serialisation of his latest piece of fictional work, a novella inspired by events on the Island

Saturday, 20th June, 2020 5:17pm

By John Goodwin with 3 readers' comments