Tricia Walker – Writer in Residence
The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa is proud to announce the appointment of Tricia Walker as their first Writer in Residence. The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel is keen to support the arts in Bournemouth and what better way than partnering with local author Tricia Walker. Tricia Walker’s first published book, Benedict’s Brother, was selected as “Book of the Year” by Publishing News and was Borders Bookstores biggest selling debut launch of an unknown author. Tricia is currently in negotiations for a film adaptation and has completed her second novel. The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa will be hosting Creative Writing Workshops by Tricia Walker in June and October this year, an Afternoon Tea in June where Tricia will talk about her experiences as an author, read some excerpts from Benedict’s Brother, chat and mingle with attendees. As Writer in Residence Tricia will also be running writer’s surgeries on a regular basis. Come and meet Tricia who we predict will be the “First Lady” of Bournemouth’s literary scene. Why you ask? Check out Tricia’s website www.triciawalker.co.uk and you will discover that Tricia is “chatting to scriptwriters”, “in talks re film proposal”. Accommodation is available at The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel and Spa at a special rate. If you would like more information about the planned events or would like to be on our mailing list regarding Writer in Residence events please telephone 01202 554415 and ask for Julie Dugan.