A Beach Hut, a Cup of Coffee, and … Well, Anyone, Really

Kirkcudbright Arts and Craft Trail writers in residenceOn Friday, I shall be fulfilling TWO long-held ambitions: to become a writer in residence and to have a beach hut. Sadly, both only last for an afternoon, which is not so much a residency as an afternoon visit, and the beach hut won’t actually be on the beach but in Kirkcudbright town centre, but hey, let’s not get picky here.

I know have to think about what to do with my short residency. Hopefully people will come and say hello because otherwise I’ll have to spend two hours maintaining my unthreatening and friendly but not in any way desperate writer’s expression as last practised during my one and only bookshop signing event. I will almost definitely have brought the means of making (or at least keeping hot) some coffee because it might just lure people in (cakes, while tempting, might smack of desperation). Does coffee with a writer sound appealing? I will almost certainly have books (my own and other fellow writers-in-residence’s) to sell. And there will be paper and pens and writing prompts for anyone who wants to do some writing of their own.

And I may even get some writing done myself, but let’s not go mad here. All will depend on how much of that coffee I end up drinking on my own…

5 Responses to A Beach Hut, a Cup of Coffee, and … Well, Anyone, Really

  1. sallyhinchcliffe says:

    Reblogged this on Sally Hinchcliffe and commented:
    Reblogged from my rather more unofficial main blog…

  2. Bob says:

    Best of luck. Hopefully it’s been well advertised and more than just a few locals show up. For free coffee.

  3. velovoiceblogspot says:

    Hope it goes well and you enjoy yourself. (PS I loved your book!)

  4. disgruntled says:

    thanks guys (especially velovoice!)

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