Join your hosts Fiona Duncan-Steer and Matt Davies, as we hear stories from our two creative speakers this month- BBC Journalist, television presenter, content writer and dad Al Booth, as well as accomplished screenwriter and children's author and illustrator Vince Cleghorne, who has sold a whopping 92,000+ copies of his books within six months.
6pm-7.30pm- Speakers + Q&A
7.30pm-8pm- Networking in break-out areas (optional)
LET'S GET INSPIRED!
MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Author, Illustrator and Screenwriter.
“A children’s author should only be as silly as their middle and last names.” – Vince Adolphus Cleghorne (children’s author)
Vince spends his waking hours writing about animals that won’t be quiet, kids with huge hair, and very smelly witches. He’s been a film director, cartoonist, BBC playwright, screenwriter, and a ghost-writer. He has an unshakable ‘Go for it’ attitude and once landed in LA with very little cash, a huge suitcase, an animated screenplay and all of his fingers crossed. His claims to fame include buying Gandalf a whisky and attending the same school as a Beatle. He has written award-winning screenplays, novels, and children’s books, earning him praise from DreamWorks SKG, Richard Branson, and HRH the Prince of Wales. Vince is inspired by his son Kyle and his granddaughters Amber and Hollie and at present lives in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, with two very spoilt cats and a wealth of possibilities.
Vince has sold more than 92,000 copies of his children's books in six months with no agent representation, though recently has been offered representation, he turned it down- join us to find out why.
Broadcaster and Content Writer
Al first came to Nottingham when he hosted the drive time show on Trent FM (now Capital), Since then he's presented on Gem, and currently freelances at BBC Radio Nottingham.
Al also pops up as host of Notts TV's "Ey Up Notts" and once upon a time managed to persuade 4 bars in Nottingham to add mead to their drinks menu....all of these bars have since closed....
Specialising in writing positive, conversational style copy, Al is Hosting and producing a new parenting podcast, 'How To Be A Dad' - a 12-episode podcast from Dadsnet, focusing on the early stages of becoming a father, with his time now spent sourcing and interviewing Dads from across the UK, researching and booking experts, script-writing, and audio editing from his home studio.
Al will share his story with us and we may even manage to persuade him to share his secrets on how to make the perfect Yorkshire pudding!
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