Anstey Harris

Keynote: ‘From Writer’s Block to Confidence’

The Print Room
In person & Online event
Sat 20 Nov
14:00 UK
Free, ticketed

This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

Join author and creative writing tutor Anstey Harris, as she talks about her books and her journey to publication. Sharing insights into how the industry works, Anstey will also look at what that means for writers who are still on their own publication journeys. Anstey Harris is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton and the recently-published Where We Belong and, lucky for Wigtown, is newly arrived in Dumfries & Galloway.

About the author

Anstey Harris is an author and lecturer who lives in south-west Scotland. Her first novel, The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton, was a Richard and Judy Summer pick in 2019 and went on to win the RNA’s Sapere Books Popular Romantic Fiction Award for 2020. In 2015, Harris won the H G Wells Short Story Competition with her story, Ruby. Her second novel, Where We Belong, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2021.

Anstey originally trained as a teacher and runs a popular online class for professional authors looking for continuing professional development. She also runs a writing retreat in southern Scotland. She is the mother of singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan.

Anstey’s books The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton and Where We Belong are available from the Wigtown Festival Bookshop HERE

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. Book Week Scotland 2021 will take place 15–21 November and is supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC. For more information please go to the Scottish Book Trust web site at https://www.scottishbooktrust....