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Novel Nights: Success with Novel Competitions with Caroline Ambrose

6th September at 7:30 pm9:30 pm

At Novel Nights, authors and publishers discuss writing and local writers showcase their novels. Caroline Ambrose, founder of the Bath Novel Award, will talk through the judging process for the prize. What are her readers looking for in the submissions? What is it that assures your entry of a place on the shortlist? Does genre matter? Are first sentences really that important? Is first person a no-no? And what happens when you win? Caroline is the founder and organiser of…

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – Launch Evening

9th September at 9:30 pm

"And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light." 34 years ago, readers worldwide left Offred to an uncertain fate in The Handmaid's Tale. It is now time to go back to the Republic of Gilead and into Margaret Atwood's best-selling, award-winning world with The Testaments. Head to Waterstones in Bath for a very special launch evening to celebrate this most-loved classic - and stand in the spotlight to share your own work! Waterstones' are calling on writers, poets,…

Meet Dan Jones – Author of Crusaders

12th September at 6:30 pm

Broadcaster, award-winning journalist and best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages Dan Jones will be at Waterstones for an evening discussing his newest title, Crusaders. From the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the loss of the last crusader outpost in 1303, this book is an extraordinary account of the sequence of religious wars fought between armies of the European Christian states attempting to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule. Dan Jones is a master of popular narrative history,…

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