Mavis Cheek launched her novel,
‘Truth to Tell’ (Hutchinson) on 6 May 2010.
Mavis Cheek is one of the three judges of this year's McKitterick Prize for first novels by authors over forty years old. One for the middies, perhaps? Mavis's first novel, Pause Between Acts, was published three weeks before her fortieth birthday so the prize has resonance. The McKitterick winner will be announced on June 13th 2013.
Mavis Cheek © 2013. Offical author's website
Events & Diary 2013
Thursday 31st January -
to mark the conclusion of the Over the hill? campaign, Mavis will chair and speak at a mini conference in Hereford. The attendees will be from Age UK branches, Rural Community Action Networks, Local Authorities and other interested professionals. The focus will be firstly to celebrate the achievements and key learning from the Over the hill? campaign and secondly to take a look at the future for older people in rural areas.
Set in a mountain village of ancient origin, inland from Alicante on Spain's Costa Blanca, the Almera Vella is a modern arts centre house in the original village olive press, offering accommodation, retreat facilities, non-residential workshops and fully inclusive residential and holiday courses in Creative Writing. Mavis will run a five day course for up to twelve participants -
Starting to Write that Novel
Mavis Cheek returns to the Almàssera to tutor another exciting week on writing that novel. The theme is broadly looking at the opening process - but will also include material aimed at those who have made a start. Expect interesting exercises, helpful and perceptive one to one consultation and ideal conditions for progressing your fiction.
Mavis Cheek is one of the finest and most inspirational and empathetic tutors on the circuit. She regularly teaches at the Arvon Foundation. She is the author of many best selling novels - her most recent 'The Lovers of Pound Hill' is her 14th.
Talk in Salisbury Monday 22 April 2013 6.30 – 8.30pm
Chafyn Grove School
Contact details of organiser: Jo Little 01722 710310
5 - 10 August 2013
Residential Fiction Course - Mavis Cheek and Stephen May -
Tŷ Newydd is located in the village of Llanystumdwy, between the towns of Cricieth and Pwllheli on the southern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, north Wales.
Ty Newydd Writers' Centre
Tŷ Newydd is Wales’ National Writers’ Centre and offers a wide variety of residential creative writing courses and experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds. This is an inspiring and nurturing environment for writing, a beautiful, historic house set in stunning surroundings with views to the Welsh mountains and the sea.