Tag: creative writing

Harrogate Crime Writing Festival 2017

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate is in its 15th year, and this July you can join me and top editor Sam Eades for a Thriller Writing Masterclass – a free event to be held in the Orion Crime Incident Room. …

Strange Alliances: Isabel Ashdown on Writing the Close Up and Personal

This month I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to Elaine Aldred over on Strange Alliances, on the intricacies of writing about people and place.  Here’s a short extract from the interview – please click the link to read on: “Isabel Ashdown is a writer…

Author Isabel Ashdown talks to Writing Magazine about writing, birdwatching and Charlie the Border Terrier

Writing Magazine, June 2011

Literary festivals and author events: what should writers be paid?

Early in 2011 I was invited to be a speaker at an event in Brighton, which brought together individuals from the creative industries, to discuss networking and support in our community.  Attendees included writers, musicians, artists, acrobats – and a whole host of associated…

Author Isabel Ashdown on Libraries: a vital hub for readers & writers

Last week I was pleased to visit Hove library to talk about my debut novel Glasshopper in an interview with literary agent Adrian Weston.  Louise Halvardsson, Events Coordinator at Hove Library arranged the evening which which saw a good turnout of interesting readers and…