… lend me your diaries. Because there are things and they are happening.

To whit, a competition, free creative writing course and literary festival. Oh yes.

30 June

Closing date for the Big 5 Competition! For any author with an unpublished manuscript to win a year’s mentoring by the Triskele Books team, with additional print and marketing prizes. Worth £5000, the winning entry will be chosen by judge Sheila Bugler. Quick now, you’ve got just over three weeks.

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1 July

Creative Spark kicks off! A FREE creative writing course over the summer months. We’ve teamed up with some of the best in the business, featuring such tutors as Emma Darwin, Roz Morris, Jessica Bell, Tracey Warr, Laurence O’Bryan and Lindsey Grant, we’ll When we say free, we mean it. No sign-up, no fee, no commitment. Just drop by the blog and try out the exercises. Supported by Ingram Spark.

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17 September

Sssh. Save the date. On Saturday 17 September, we’re holding our annual literary event. This time, we’re focusing on the reader. With experts from all areas of publishing, genre discussion and debate, a farmers’ market for books, a Human Library, prizes and goodie bags! We’ll be in Islington, London and rumour has it there’ll be a litfest after party.

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In other news, we’re having our regular #twitchat on Tuesday 7 June. Our Twitter theme this week is #bestvillains. Join us at 19.30GMT and find the conversation by searching #triskeletuesday.