YouCaxton Publications is branching out. Later this year, we will be collaborating with Writer’s Lodge on a series of retreats for writers wishing to self-publish. Courses will cover a mixture of creative writing, non-fiction writing, editing and publishing skills.
The courses will be held in Bishop’s Castle in the beautiful south-Shropshire hills where Writer’s Lodge has superb accommodation and studio space. Along with the courses there will be plenty of time to explore the area and to try out the many delights of the region.
Were the Canaanites just an obscure group whose main claim to fame was that they were around when the early Jews invaded Palestine, a defeated people forced into a long retreat in the face of militant Jewish monotheism?
Those who wrote the Old Testament wanted you to think so.
Bob Fowke will attempt to set the record straight in a talk for the Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival, 2.00 pm Saturday 26 February, in the Church Barn, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. He will be looking at pre-Jewish Canaanite culture and the origins of Jewish identity within it, the foundation of Carthage and how the Canaanites gave us the phonetic alphabet, Judaism itself and much more.
We’re hosting a workshop on self-publishing at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival, Friday 4 February, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, all welcome.
The workshop will cover all aspects of publishing:
1. What kind of book? Thinking about the reader.
2. Editing and why it matters.
3. Preparing the manuscript and thinking about the niche.
4. Design, layout and print-ready files.
5. Printing, publication and ISBNs.
6. Distribution through Amazon, online sales, and