The expertise of our membership covers a wide range of subjects. The members featured here are happy to be contacted to give talks to interested organisations; please contact them directly for more information about their availability and charges.

Gwyneth Box

A member of the SWWJ since 2007, Gwyneth served on Council and as Poetry Coordinator, and has been Digital Advisor since 2014. Bilingual (Spanish-English), and an award-winning poet, she has a background in IT and teaching and is owner of authorbranding.co.uk, a branch of Tantamount, digital publishing and design specialists.

Gwyneth is used to working between languages, between poetry and prose, between print and digital, between tradition and technology; as well as offering creative writing workshops, she specialises in talks on technology for writers, particularly for those with limited digital expertise.

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Patrick Forsyth

Patrick has had more than a hundred books and countless articles published. He writes across a wide field: business, careers, self-help, also: humour, travel and, most recently, he has just had a novel, Long Overdue published.

He is a member of two writing groups and active in the “writing world”; he writes regularly for Writing Magazine and speaks (and runs workshops) on topics including writing technique (especially non-fiction) and also on writing as a business, selling your work and allied skills such as public speaking.

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Pamela Fudge

Pamela Fudge’s short stories have been published on a regular basis since 1984 by the majority of the women’s magazines in the UK.

For eleven years Pamela tutored Writing For Pleasure And Profit classes for Adult Learners, with a number of successes among her students. She was also a Home Study tutor for Writers News magazine for two years.

Pamela is a widely published author of contemporary family fiction including ‘It’s in The Cards,’ ‘Not What It Seems,’ ‘Turn Back Time’ and ‘Never Be Lonely’ to name but a few.

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Julie C. Round

Julie has been writing novels since 2007 and is happy to talk to local groups in the Sussex area about her life, how she became a writer and the books and poems she has written.

The steep learning curve she took when she retired from teaching led to the first talk, The Perils of Self Publishing, but since then she has included more of her life experiences and her recent talk is titled From Manuscript to Microphone, as she has been fortunate enough to join The Voice of Progress as a reader for their talking newspaper.

She is a member of the Sea Scribes a local group of writers in the Worthing area and has two websites juliecround.co.uk and juliecround.com. She also blogs on wordpress where viewers can see her progress with the next novel as well as a few titbits about her social life.

All five Worthing-based books are easy to read family novels, available on Amazon as well as from the author, from the Lane trilogy to Never Run Away, which is also an e book.

Julie is now a speaker for the Womens' Institute in Sussex, as well as giving talks to church groups, pensioners' groups and U3A.

Her most recent work A Lesson for the Teacher is a love story set in the 1960's.


Hilary Townsend

Hilary, from a family of yeoman farmers, grew up in Dorset.
As a personnel manager in industry, and later lecturer in management subjects, she wrote magazine and newspaper features for UK and North American markets. Eventually, writing full time, she wrote Discover Dorset - Blackmore Vale, and Blackmore Vale Childhood (Dovecote Press).

Thirty years spent restoring her Dorset medieval/Tudor home resulted in
Silk Hay – One Woman’s fight for Architectural Heritage. Her current book is about her extensive travels. She also writes magazine features and gives talks and lectures widely.

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