Afternoon Tea with Lisa Cutts and William Shaw a Huge Sell Out Success!

Crime Authors William Shaw and Lisa Cutts, © Westgate Literary Festival, 2019

Yesterday’s Afternoon Tea with Lisa Cutts and William Shaw was a huge success. Not only were we sold out, but the event itself was a fantastic afternoon of sumptuous afternoon tea and fascinating and funny conversation with these two outstanding Crime Authors. Read just a few of the messages we’ve received after the event!

Afternoon Tea with Lisa Cutts and William Shaw © Westgate Literary Festival 2019

We are looking forward to the next event, Afternoon Tea with Tessa Boase, 27th April 2019, and the one after, Afternoon Tea with Lesley Cookman, 25th May 2019. Tickets are flying off the digital shelves so book early to avoid disappointment, the Afternoon Tea with Tessa Boase in April is already in short supply so don’t miss out!

 

Afternoon Tea with Lesley Cookman

WestgateLit is proud to announce that an Afternoon Tea with Lesley Cookman will be held at 3pm on Saturday 25th May 2019 at The Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington, KENT, CT7 9EG.

Lesley started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many Woolworth’s exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she’s been grown up, following a varied career as, among other things, a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she’s written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.  The Libby Sarjeant series is published by Accent Press, who also publish her book, How to Write a Pantomime, with a foreword by Roy Hudd.   Lesley is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association.  She has also written pantomimes and a Music Hall Musical, all of which have been performed all over the country.

The 20th in the Libby Sarjeant series, Murder Repeated will be published in September, and the third in her Edwardian series, The AlexandriansDeath Treads The Boards, about a concert party in a seaside town in Kent, in June.

Our Afternoon Tea With… events start at 3pm with the Author’s talk and afternoon tea is served at 4pm. The Bar will be open from the beginning of the event so why not treat yourself to a glass of something nice while you listen to the fascinating talk.

Tickets are priced at £17 per head and includes a full afternoon tea comprising a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes. Prosecco will also be available for purchase at the bar as an extra special touch! Spaces are limited so early booking is strongly advised and please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

To book go to: www.westgatelitfest.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, or call Gina on 07828199547

Afternoon Tea with Lisa Cutts and William Shaw – SOLD OUT!

Afternoon Tea with Lisa Cutts and William Shaw on the 30th March 2019 is now SOLD OUT. For forthcoming “Afternoon Tea With….” Events with Authors of note please check our Events Pages, our Twitter Feed @WestgateLitFest, and FaceBook “Westgate Literary Festival 2019”. If you would like to go on the waiting list please email events@ginamay.co.uk right away!

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Afternoon Tea with Julie Wassmer – SOLD OUT

Afternoon Tea with Julie Wassmer on the 24th February 2019 is now SOLD OUT. For forthcoming “Afternoon Tea With….” Events with Authors of note please check our Events Pages, our Twitter Feed @WestgateLitFest, and FaceBook “Westgate Literary Festival 2019”. You may wish to join the Westgate Literary Festival mailing list found on our Contact Page. The Westgate Literary Festival and Gina May Events will not pass your information on to any other organisation without your express permission. You will only be contacted regarding Westgate Literary Festival related events and coming events, courses and classes from Gina May Events.

Exclusive Reading – Julie Wassmer “Murder Fest”

Author Julie Wassmer
Author Julie Wassmer

We are very pleased to announce that at our special event “Afternoon Tea with Julie Wassmer” on Sunday 24th February, Julie will be performing an exclusive reading of excerpts from her soon to be released brand new Whitstable Pearl mystery – Murder Fest which is due out on the 9th May this year. A fantastic advance treat for attendees at the Tea. To meet Julie and experience this exclusive reading get your tickets from our online ticket office.
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Afternoon Tea with Tessa Boase

WestgateLit is proud to announce that an Afternoon Tea with Tessa Boase will be held at 3pm on Saturday 27th April 2019 in the Function Room, Town Hall Buildings, St Mildred’s Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8RE (above the Carlton Cinema).

Author Tessa Boase

Tessa Boase grew up on the Ashdown Forest, Sussex; studied English at Oxford and Italian in Florence; and has worked for a variety of magazines and national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph.

As a freelance journalist she’s written widely on society, the environment, the food chain, and the link between all three. As a narrative non-fiction author, her interests lie in uncovering stories of invisible women from the 19th and early 20th-centuries. She lives with her family in St Leonards-on-Sea.

When social historian Tessa Boase told the RSPB she wanted to write their early story, they refused to let her revisit their archives. To a former investigative journalist, this was a challenge she could not resist . . .

For half a century, from the 1870s to the 1920s, women were gripped by a fashion craze that decreed all hats should be laden with feathers. Not just feathers, but wings, bird and whole bodies of birds – often several birds at a time. Species the world over were slowly brought to the brink of extinction, and all for the sake of millinery. Campaigning on behalf of the birds was a small band of angry woman with a splendidly simple goal. They were going to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats.

Leading the battle in Britain was a fearsome Hythe woman who has not been remembered by history. Her name was Etta Lemon, and for 50 years she was the driving force behind the RSPB, Britain’s biggest conservation charity.

 Join her to hear the intriguing untold story of women, birds, hats – and votes.

Tickets are priced at £17 per head and include a full afternoon tea. Prosecco will also be available for purchase as an extra special touch! Spaces are limited so early booking is strongly advised and please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please note that the function room is reached by stairs so may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility.

For more information contact events@ginamay.co.uk or telephone 07828199547

To book tickets for this event please go to our Ticket Office.

Afternoon Tea with Lisa Cutts and William Shaw

WestgateLit is proud to announce that an Afternoon Tea with authors Lisa Cutts and William Shaw will be held at 3pm on Saturday 30th March 2019 in the Function Room, Town Hall Buildings, St Mildred’s Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8RE (above the Carlton Cinema).

This unique event offers the opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with Lisa and William as they talk about their careers as authors. Afterwards there will be time for questions and to buy autographed copies of their books.

Author Lisa Cutts

Lisa Cutts is a full-time detective constable investigating murders for a living. She writes with her insider knowledge from the heart of the incident room. She is the author of the DC Nina Foster series, Never Forget which was the winner of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award 2014 and Remember, Remember. Mercy Killing was published in 2016 and is the first in a new series of East Rise Incident Room crime novels and features some new characters together with a few more familiar ones. The second in the series, Buried Secrets was released in 2017 and the third, Lost Lives was released in November 2018.

Author William Shaw

William Shaw is the author of Salt Lane which launched a new series featuring DI Alex Cupidi whose first appearance was in The Birdwatcher, set in Kent and Northern Ireland. Amongst his other work is the Breen and Tozer series which launched with A Song from Dead Lips, followed by A House of Knives and A Book of Scars. Of the fourth in the series, Sympathy for The Devil, the Daily Mail said, ‘Shaw goes from strength to strength, while making it all seem effortless.’ Before writing crime, William was a music journalist and the author of several non-fiction books including Westsiders: Stories of the Boys in the Hood and A Superhero For Hire.

Tickets are priced at £17 per head and include a full afternoon tea. Prosecco will also be available for purchase as an extra special touch! Spaces are limited so early booking is strongly advised and please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please note that the function room is reached by stairs so may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility.

For more information contact events@ginamay.co.uk or telephone 07828199547
To book tickets for this event please go to our Ticket Office.

Afternoon Tea with Julie Wassmer

Author Julie Wassmer
Author Julie Wassmer

WestgateLit is proud to announce an Afternoon Tea with Julie Wassmer will be held at 3pm on Sunday 24th February 2019 in the Function Room, Town Hall Buildings, St Mildred’s Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8RE (above the Carlton Cinema).

This unique event offers the opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with Julie as she talks about her career as an author.  Afterwards there will be time for questions and to buy autographed copies of her books. Julie has written on ITV’s London’s Burning, C5’s Family Affairs and EastEnders.  Her 2010 memoir, More Than Just Coincidence, entered the Sunday Times Best Selling Non-Fiction Top Twenty and went on to become Mumsnet Book of the Year. Her debut crime novel, The Whitstable Pearl Mystery, was published in 2015 and has been followed by four more titles in the crime series of which the Daily Mail writes: “While Oxford had Morse, Whitstable, famous for its oysters, has Pearl . . . True to the tradition of classic crime, Julie Wassmer weaves a strong story into a setting that has more to offer than murder and mayhem….A tried-and-tested crime recipe with Whitstable flavours that makes for a Michelin-starred read.”

Tickets are priced at £17 per head and include a full afternoon tea. Prosecco will also be available for purchase as an extra special touch! Spaces are limited so early booking is strongly advised and please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please note that the function room is reached by stairs so may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility.

For more information contact events@ginamay.co.uk or telephone 07828199547

This event is SOLD OUT