Another month has passed and it’s time for our monthly newsletter. We hope you are all well rested and are as ready as we are for the Autumn and a new season of bookish events and activities. In this newsletter, we are happy to share details of upcoming events across the country that will hopefully whet your bookish appetites.

First of these events is the Byres Road Festival in Glasgow. We will be running two events:

Ringwood Books Advice and Q&A Session 
Our very own Chief Editor, Isobel Freeman, will be available to answer all questions about publishing. From the submissions process to editing, from marketing to self-promotion, Isobel will give insight, advice, and anecdotes to help you better understand the world of publishing and book writing. This event will take place 24th September at the Hillhead Library @ 3:30pm.

Reserve your place here: Ringwood Books Advice and Q&A Session Tickets, Sun 24 Sep 2023 at 15:30 | Eventbrite

True Crime Writing Event

This event features three of Ringwood’s best-selling crime non-fiction authors: George Barnsley (The Lanarkshire Police Chronicles), Allan Nicol (Liberation and Sheila Garvie: Mastermind or Victim) and Tom Wood (Ruxton: The First Modern Murder).

Join our fantastic authors, who all share backgrounds in the criminal justice system, for presentations on their books, followed by a fascinating panel discussion and audience Q&A session about all things true crime and writing. This event will take place 24th September at the Ubiquitous Chip @ 4pm.

Reserve your place below: Ringwood Books True Crime Writing Event Tickets, Sun 24 Sep 2023 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

How to Write and Publish a Book Event – Edinburgh

After the success of our event in June, we are running another ‘How to..’ event on Tuesday 26th September at Leith Library in Edinburgh. Come along to hear about the writing and publishing process. This event is free and is for anyone interested in the writing and publishing process, whether you are writing your first draft to polishing off and are ready to submit to agents and publishers. Bring your questions!  You can register for tickets here.

Short Story Writing Seminar – Glasgow

We are holding a writing seminar offering advice and guidance to all budding authors on writing short story and how best to construct entries for the 2023 Short Story Competition. This will be taking place at 2pm on Sunday 22nd October at Hillhead Library. Admission is free and all are welcome. Stay tuned for more information and how to register for tickets.

Writing Historical Fiction: Forgotten Voices – Edinburgh

We are also hosting an event at Typewronger during Scottish Book Week. The event will take place on the Monday 13th November at 7pm, and invites a panel of our writers to discuss the role of Scotland’s history in their work. We will hear how writers explore Scotland’s past in their writing – allowing readers to rediscover the lives and stories that don’t make it into the history books. Stay tuned to our newsletter and social media for more details.

Aside from events, the newsletter contains an interview with The Bone on the Beach author Fiona Gillan Kerr, a piece discussing sponsorship in arts and literature following accusations of greenwashing of Baillie Gifford, sponsors of the Edinburgh Book Festival, and of course, Get to Know Our Interns.

You can read the full August newsletter here.