Three Rock Writers’ Resort Residency is a programme that offers time and space for writers to work on a creative project of their choice and above all an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy life on Crete.
Where are you with regard to submitting your work? How do you handle rejection? In this workshop I will speak about the 100-rejection Challenge and talk about submission strategy and objectives with regard to literary reviews and competitions, dealing with short stories and flash fiction. I’ll also talk about the reality of finding an agent who believes in your work, and the road to publication. What is real in the business of writing, and where will you find meaningful satisfaction?
Catherine’s short story collection The Cartography of Others was awarded Grand Prize (Published Books) in the Eyelands International Books Awards. Catherine wins a five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic sculpture designed especially for the competition. The award ceremony will take place in May in Athens.
Catherine read excerpts of ‘Adieu, Mon Doux Rivage’ and ‘Magaly Park’ to a lively audience in Vienna’s memorable Shakespeare and Co Bookshop. Organised by Sylvia Petter.
The Libreria Acqua Alta is one of the top 10 bookshops to visit in the world. Here Catherine read from The Cartography of Others while sitting in gondola full of remarkable books, the green canal waters floating past behind her. The Italian soprano Georgia Annie Conzato sang an aria by Bellini.
A lovely evening was had at the Betsey Trotwood Pub in Clerkenwell for the launch of Catherine’s short story collection The Cartography of Others. The Italian soprano Georgia Annie Conzato sang the aria ‘Adieu, Mon Doux Rivage’, title of of the opening story.
The Cartography of Others is accepted by Unbound Publishing UK and a three-month crowdfunding programme begins. Special rewards including a Day in Venice, a Night at the Opera (Verona), a writing retreat in Palladian Veneto, short story workshops, a Hike in the Dolomites. The campaign is successfully completed in 90 days.