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19-21 January 2018

Have you always dreamed of writing your memoir? Yes? Then join us for the inaugural RedDoor Writers’ Weekend where a team of experts will help you get you started, get you motivated – and get you writing!

Led by Marnie Summerfield Smith from YourMemoir, you will enjoy dinner with some published memoirists, a weekend of workshops and one-to-ones, all in the beautiful surroundings of West Rocks Hotel, Eastbourne. Please book early to avoid disappointment – and remember, this could be a great gift too!

Click here to secure your place. 

Or telephone us on 01444 240152 if you have any queries.

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15 July 2017 – 6.30-8.30

Waterstones, Leeds

Book Signing

Join us at Waterstones, Leeds, 93-97 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5JS to meet Mark Thompson, author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, DUST. Get your copy signed and have a chat with Mark about the book and his journey to becoming a published author.

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18 September 2017 – 7.30-9.00 

Hurstpierpoint Arts Festival

Andrew Marshall will be in conversation withElla Berthoud discussing his moving memoir My Mourning Year. Please visit the Festival website to book your ticket.

‘Wonderfully comforting’ – Guardian

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5 July 2017 – 3.00pm onwards

Crown Manor House Hotel, Lyndhurst

Book Signing

 Dorit Oliver-Wolff will be signing copies of her memoir From Yellow Star to Pop Star on 5 July at the Crown Manor House Hotel in Lyndhurst. All welcome – do pop in and say hello!


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22 June 2017 – 6.30-8.30

Waterstones, Leadenhall

Book Launch

We are delighted to be launching Being Simon Haines at Waterstones Leadenhall on 22 June. Described by Ian Sansom as ‘Beautiful, intelligent, and thoroughly readable’ this is definitely one to watch.

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27 September 2016

Waterstones, York

Publication Celebration

Join us to celebrate the publication of local author Mark Thompson’s ‘remarkable’ debut novel, Dust. Take part in a Q&A with the author, find out more about the publishing process, and enjoy a glass of wine or two!

The fun starts at 7pm. Keep an eye on the Waterstones, York Twitter page for updates. You can also follow Mark at @marktwrites.


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23 April 2017 – 11.30-12.30

Old Divinity School, St Johns Street, Cambridge

Getting Published

Crowdfunding and subscription models of publishing are not new but with new online tools and smart marketing techniques writers can see their work published and promoted by committed professionals. Come and ask Dan Kieran of Unbound and Clare Christian of RedDoor Publishing how they can help writers find the widest audience for their books. Chaired by Rachel Calder.

Click here for more information.

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18 April 2017 – 7.30-9.00

Waterstones, Brighton

Book Launch

Waterstones Brighton and RedDoor Publishing present bestselling author Andrew Marshall in conversation with Sarah Hutchings at the launch of his memoir My Mourning Year.

A moving and insightful exploration of a year of grief – Mail on Sunday



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20 October 2016

Meeching WI, Newhaven


Book Talk with Richard Masefield

Richard Masefield will be on the road again in October, this time visiting Meeching Hall in Newhaven to talk to members of the local Women’s Institute about his four novels set in Sussex: The White Cross, Chalkhill Blue, Brimstone, and Painted Lady.

New members and visitors are welcome to join, and you can find out how to get to the hall here.


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15 October 2016

Waterstones, Harrogate

Book Signing

For another chance to meet Mark Thompson and have a chat with the author of the critically acclaimed Dust, come along to this event. Starting at 1pm, you can get your copy signed and also hear about Mark’s journey to becoming a published author.

Keep an eye on the Waterstones, Harrogate Twitter page for updates.

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18 May 2017 – 7.00-9.00

Waterstones, Nottingham

Publication Celebration

Join us to celebrate the publication of Darren Young’s debut novel – the chilling Child Taken. Darren will be in conversation with RedDoor author Alex Marsh so join us over a glass of wine to find out a little more about Darren and what inspired him to write the book.

A very promising new writer – Peter James

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31 October 2016

Eastbourne Ashridge Circle

Talk with Dorit Oliver-Wolff

Holocaust survivor, RedDoor author and Eastbourne resident Dorit Oliver-Wolff will be sharing her remarkable story with the members of the Eastbourne Ashridge Circle on Halloween. Hear first-hand the events related in her memoir, From Yellow Star to Pop Staras Dorit escapes the persecution of German soldiers as a young Jew and later becomes a singing sensation.

Admission is not open to the general public, but you can find out how to apply for membership on the Circle’s website. For more information on Dorit’s talk, visit the Circle’s meetings page.


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4 October 2016

University of Sussex

School of Global Studies South Asia Literary Evening

Hilary Standing will be joining two more Sussex-based writers for an evening of readings, drama, discussion and Q&A on the theme of South Asian Fictions. Set in Bangladesh, Hilary’s novel The Inheritance Powder explores aid, corruption, arsenic poison and the dilemmas of love. Copies will be available for purchase at a discounted price!

The readings and discussion with Hilary and Minoli Salgado will take place at the Dhaba in the Arts C building, while the performance of Raminder Kaur’s Silent Sisters will be held in the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Admission for both events is free, but tickets for the performance must be booked in advance. Visit the event page on the University of Sussex website for more information.

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