Following the huge success of our online festival Bloody Ringwood last year, this spring we decided to do another one: Blooming Ringwood! The first wave saw us discussing the memoir genre, writing during lockdown, and many other interesting topics. We had a great turnout for every event and we’ve had lots of fun so far, and now it’s time to keep the party going!

The second wave of Blooming Ringwood starts on the 28th of April with a launch of A Guide to the Geology of Islay Volume II by David Webster. After that, we’re launching four more books: Carlos Alba’s There’s a Problem with Dad, Charlie Laidlaw’s Everyday Magic, A Subtle Sadness by Sandy Jamieson, and lastly Embers by Stephanie McDonald. Our book launches are always a ton of fun, with readings from the authors, guest appearances, and Q&A’s involving the audience. But there’s more! Wave two will also involve themed talks about Glasgow, neurodiversity and crime, featuring some of our authors, as well as another event celebrating our bathroom book Lockdown Laughs, in which we can all reflect back on this past year and the moments that made us laugh. In total we have nine different events, with the last one on the 23rd of June.

If any of these sound interesting, come along! You can read more about each event here, and tickets are available through our Eventbrite, here. All events are online, and tickets are all free. We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Wave Two of Blooming Ringwood features a number of exciting new book launches, including A Guide to the Geology of Islay, Jura and Colonsay Volume II by David Webster, There’s a Problem with Dad by Carlos Alba, Everyday Magic by Charlie Laidlaw and Embers by Stephanie McDonald.

Hear from Dave about the process of writing Volume II and the background to his love of geology and the Scottish isles.
Carlos Alba publishes his third novel “There’s a Problem with Dad”, first published with Ringwood Publishing.
The virtual launch of Charlie Laidlaw’s novel Everyday Magic
An examination of the Importance of Scottish Identity in these politically turbulent times

We are looking forward to a number of crime events, featuring our fantastic authors, Simon Mclean, John Keeman, Tom Wood and Rob McInroy

And we are excited to be supporting some fantastic just causes with Lockdown Laughs (all proceeds going to charity) and Divergent Voices where we discuss neurodiversity in Publishing.

Have a browse throughout events HERE and make sure you register for your place using the links to the Eventbrite page. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Happy Blooming Ringwood!