Thursday, 18 October 2007

Writing cafe in Cornwall



Good news for writers in Cornwall, particularly in the Falmouth area. The well known writer, Patricia Finney, has set up a café in Penryn called Words.

Patricia is well known for her historical crime novels set mainly in the Elizabethan era and her children’s books about a very stupid Labrador called Jack and his adventures in the human world.

On Saturdays Patricia is to hold creative writing clinics between 11-3 every Saturday, where writers can turn up, pay £5 and receive a consultation with a writer who’s been a published novelist for 30 years and worked as a freelance journalist and sub-editor.

“I’ve always loved hanging around in coffee shops, drinking good coffee and eating cakes,” Patricia said, “and have written several of my books in them. So I decided to become a coffee shop entrepreneur myself and open the kind of place where I would like to sit and write.”

In fact, she’s offering a unique service. “Bring me your problems and I bet I can solve them.”

Sounds too good to be true.

You know we always take our elderly friend James out for coffee on Saturdays? I know exactly where we’ll go this time.

20 comments:

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

What a brilliant idea (and why didn't I think of that)! Let us know how you get on.

laurie said...

wow. that sounds like the kind of place i'd go, too. especially the cakes part.

Miss Understood said...

That's a great idea! I wish we had something like that here.

Rebecca Taunton said...

Ah, that's the new coffee shop I walk past on my lunch breaks! I think business has been a bit quiet for her at the moment. It's an excellent idea, I think I might have to pop in there myself.

RT

Suzie Sews said...

What a great idea, I wish I lived near...
Suzie sews

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I think it sounds very interesting. Let us know how it goes.

Maybe she'll franchise??

Flowerpot said...

wakeup - it sounds good doesn't it? I certainly will!

Laurie - that's what I thought. And dear James will love the coffee and cakes!

MissU - I think it's a great idea. But how is she going to run a coffee shop and write her books?

Flowerpot said...

RT - oh do and let me know. Or we should have our next writing meeting there perhaps....

Suzie - good to meet you and please call back soon!

Correspondent - I will reoprt back, never fear! A franchise sounds great.

Sally Lomax said...

What a great idea!

Flowerpot said...

Sally - I know it's been done in the States but not so much here. Seems crazy. Waterstones should set up a franchise. No actually not them but someone!

Lane said...

That sounds just so lovely.
Where you live sounds just about perfect:-)
Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
x

Akelamalu said...

What a great idea, I bet your can't wait for Saturday!

ChrisH said...

Oh lucky you - sounds great.

HelenMH said...

Oh I wish I lived somewhere literary! What a great idea!

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Oh for a literary, dog-friendly, comfortable cafe, serving high-fat cakes and loose-leaf tea.... I'd never leave.... Perhaps I'll open one, should a wealthy benefactor leave me a lot of money.....

Sweet Irene said...

It must be wonderful to sit in such a literary café and be surrounded by like minded people and be helped by such a kind writer. I don't think we have anything like that around here. Let us know how much you enjoy that.

Flowerpot said...

lane - yes, I can't wait!

Ak - roll on Saturday...

ChrisH - I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

helenm - good to meet you ad please call back again!

Flowerpot said...

Graham - I don't know if they allow dogs - rather suspect not with health and safety and stuff but I will ask and report back!

Sweet Irene - it seems quiet a novel idea (pardon the pun!) will let you know how it goes..

rilly super said...

£5 a session? how much for her to come up north and ghost write my blog for me, sigh

eyanharve said...

wow! great idea. nice information sharing. like your blog.
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