The Inklings

Faversham writers' group The Inklings present readings from their work. This is a run-up event to the festival.

Saturday 15 February, Guildhall, 5.30–7pm. Free event with retiring collection. Includes a complementary glass of wine.

Frances Rowley Beaumont writes short stories and a memoir  'Johnny No Hands' about the incredible life of John Oliver. John was born without hands but was multi-talented. He captained his own tug 'Hobbit' on the Medway and Faversham Creek.

Richard Belfield is a multi award-winning television producer/director, bestselling author, playwright and journalist. He is the author of five books, all commissioned by major publishers and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Dutch.

Nelson P Jefferson was born in the Forest of Dean and teaches in a Kent School where the children can just about understand him. He has too many hobbies, one of which is writing 'Vessels'  a dodecology that explores myth, legend and conspiracy theory to reimagine the last 26,000 years.

Griselda Mussett worked at the BBC and Anglia Television as a producer and reporter, getting her first training as a writer for their exacting broadcasting standards. She has written a book of poetry and a book describing the Ghosts of Faversham and is a founder member of the Faversham Inklings Writing Group She is currently working on two scurrilous books, one factual and one fiction.

Denise Turner is writing her second novel 'The Magician of Istanbul', a magical realism tale set in the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Kent.