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Writing Workshop: From the Historical to the Personal

Sturminster Newton Library Bath Rd, Sturminster Newton

This is a small group workshop facilitated by Sue Ashby. Participants need to bring ideas and will enjoy a session aimed at helping them craft historical fiction. The workshop fee includes tea and coffee. The workshop will involve writing activities with the opportunity to share what has been written if comfortable to do so. Please […]


Heidi Perks at Sturminster Newton Literary Festival

Sturminster Newton Library Bath Rd, Sturminster Newton

Heidi Perks is a Bournemouth-based bestselling author of four novels and will be talking about her latest impossible-to-put-down thriller, The Whispers. Heidi’s debut novel, Now You See Her, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick which twice reached the Sunday Times bestseller list and has also been optioned for TV from the production company […]


Afternoon Tea with Sally Page at The Stur of the Moment

The Stur of the Moment Bath Rd, Sturminster Newton

A literary afternoon tea. Bestselling author Sally Page will be in discussion with Matt Billingsley at The Stur of the Moment. Afternoon tea is included. Gillingham author Sally Page's debut novel, The Keeper of Stories, has been described as the most charming and uplifting novel you will read this year. In her debut novel, The […]


Bound for Newfoundland


Jim Case from Newfoundland, Canada will be joining Sturminster Newton Literary Festival for this special talk via Zoom on 8 June 2022. The Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill Society have just received a £14,000 grant to research the town's connections with Swanskin and Newfoundland. Jim Case is from Newfoundland, Canada and discusses his connections with […]