Upcoming Events

We are very keen to support local authors and publishers, and our events will highlight this.

WDW Playwrights’ Workshops

July 14th - 2:00 pm

Given by Playwright Caroline Summerfield

Saturday Afternoons : 14th, 21st and 28th July 2018
Start time 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Saturday 14th – The Playwright in Rehearsal – how to prepare?
Saturday 21st – The Playwright and Adaptation – includes transposing poems into plays.
Saturday 28th – The Playwright in Research – techniques and approaches.

Price £15 per session. You pay on the day for the first one and if you have enjoyed it, you then sign up for the remaining two workshops at a further cost of £30, so the total cost for all three workshops will be £45.

The workshops will be a mixture of theory and industry based workshop exercises. They will be of two hours duration. The first hour for theory, the second hour for practical exercises. These workshops are designed for writers of all levels of experience from beginners through to experienced writers . If you have a play which you are currently working on then please bring this along as you may wish to refer to this in the practical exercises. Each workshop concludes with Caroline’s industry top tips.

Eugenie Summerfield Children’s Book Prize 2018 – Award Ceremony and Tea Party

July 15th - 3:00 pm

The Eugenie Summerfield Children’s Book Prize has been established in memory of the children’s author Eugenie Summerfield. The prize is for children’s authors who currently live in the counties of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire or Somerset.

‘Stunt Double’ by Tamsin Cooke (Oxford University Press)
‘Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Great Big Story Nickers’ by John Dougherty (Oxford University Press)
‘How Not to Be Weird’ by Dawn McNiff (Piccadillly Press)
‘The Wolf Who Cried Boy!’ by James O’Neill (Penguin Random House)
‘Bird Girl’ by Maudie Smith (Orion Children’s Books)
‘A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice’ by Chitra Soundar (Walker Books)

All six shortlisted authors will be attending the Award Ceremony and Tea Party; if you have an interest in children’s literature and would like to join us, please contact the shop to reserve a place. Children welcome!

The Galilean Kitchen

July 21st - 11:00 am



We are looking forward to welcoming Ruth Nieman to the shop on Saturday 21st July. She will give a short talk about her beautiful cookbook, The Galilean Kitchen, and sign copies. There will be tasting samples! Timings to be confirmed.