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The SilverWood Social 2017 *UPDATE*

Published: 27 Jun 2017   updated: 20 Oct 2017

This year the always-popular SilverWood Social will take place on Saturday 28 October 2017, in the Mezzanine area of the Bristol Mercure Brigstow Hotel.

The Social has become an annual event, and offers a friendly and comfortable opportunity for SilverWood authors to get together, share experiences, and chat about 'the writing life’. New authors are also very welcome, along with those who are considering working with SilverWood and who wish to know more about the publishing process.

The Mezzanine at the Mercure is spacious and stylish, with casual seating and plenty of room for everyone to move around or sit and chat. We are currently taking bookings for tickets on a first-come first-served basis as below.

Overnight accommodation in the 4* Mercure Brigstow is available at additional cost. Please let us know when you book your ticket, and we'll send you the special rate reference code.

Special Guest Announcement

This year, we're delighted to be hosting an interview and Q&A session with acclaimed thriller writer Sanjida Kay (Dr Sanjida O'Connell) (www.sanjida.co.uk).

A science writer, BBC broadcaster, and a novelist, Sanjida has had ten books published to date, both novels and works of non-fiction. Her current novel, The Stolen Child, is written under the pen name of Sanjida Kay, and follows hot on the success of her 2016 psychological thriller Bone By Bone. Published by Corvus, Bone By Bone was long listed for the CWA Steel Dagger Award and nominated as one of the best crime and thriller books of 2016.

Sanjida will talk about:

  • how she got into writing,
  • how she got published,
  • non-fiction versus fiction,
  • why she switched genres and name,
  • book marketing,
  • and her personal writing process.

Golden Ticket £34 per person for a 6pm start to include
  • Prosecco Drinks Reception (please arrive at 5.45pm for a prompt 6pm start)
  • Special Guest Speaker at 6.15pm
  • Hot and Cold Buffet at 7.30pm with wine or sparkling water
  • Followed by tea or coffee
  • Relaxed socialising until late
  • Our fun Fabulous Flash Fiction session!
Silver Ticket £26 per person for a 7.30pm start to include
  • Hot and Cold Buffet with wine or sparkling water
  • Followed by tea or coffee
  • Relaxed socialising until late
  • Our fun Fabulous Flash Fiction session!


The ticket price covers costs and involves no profit for SilverWood.

To reserve your place

Please drop Editorial Assistant Claire Maguire a line by email: office@silverwoodbooks.co.uk

Want to know more...?

Check out the Mercure Brigstow here and see location and access here.

The VisitBristol photo gallery is here.

Keep up to date with new posts about the event on Facebook here, or like the SilverWood Facebook page here.