I’m hosting Pure Fiction on Thursday and it’s got me thinking back to last year. That’s when I started knocking around the nascent idea of Pure Fiction with my friends, fellow writers and The Next Page colleagues, Jennifer C Wilson and Sandy Chadwin.

Pure Fiction celebrates writers of fiction and their work. Last year we held two Pure Fiction events in Whitley Bay Library. The first one in July featured Kitty Fitzgerald plus Jennifer and Sandy. Carol Clewlow headlined November’s Pure Fiction with support from children’s author, L.A. Craig.

The event this Thursday evening  is our first Pure Fiction of 2017. It’s a relaunch of sorts as we’re trying a new venue, The Old George Inn, Newcastle’s oldest pub located just off the Bigg Market.

The evening features writers Rod Glenn & Victoria Watson reading from and talking about their work. Rod is the author of the best-selling Sinema series. Victoria is a writer, copy-editor and Creative Writing tutor.

Tickets cost £3 and with limited seating, I’d recommend you prebook via Ticketsource. There is no booking fee. You only pay three quid. Doors open 6.45pm and we kick off at 7pm. You joining us or what?