Opportunity to meet first-time novelist Sarah Turner in Exeter


Novelist and blogger Sarah Turner will be in Exeter on Saturday July 2 to celebrate the publication of her debut novel, Stepping Up.

An Evening with Sarah Turner takes place at the Positive Lights project supported by Exeter City Council in Sidwell Street.

Organized by InExeter – the city’s business improvement district – and The Bookery, attendees can expect honest insights, hilarious anecdotes and plenty of emotional moments at this intimate concert.

Positive Lights Project is a non-profit organization that uses the visual arts to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences.

Last year, the City Council gave Positive Light Projects £12,558 from its strategic fund to help move into their new home. The money helped the organization build a creative and cultural work and teaching space in a disused former retail space in Sidwell Street.

Stepping Up is the debut novel by Sarah Turner, known for her blog The Unmumsy Mum and her non-fiction bestsellers The Unmumsy Mum, The Unmumsy Mum Diary and The Unmumsy Mum AZ.

Stepping Up is described as both hilarious and heartwarming. Main character Beth drifts through life without responsibilities until a family tragedy forces her to become the guardian of her teenage niece and toddler nephew. Follow Beth’s journey as her world is turned upside down, she’s determined not to give up this time – instead, it’s time to step up.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., allowing an hour for drinking, snacking, and mingling. At 7:30 p.m., Sarah takes the stage for an unrestrained interview led by her friend and colleague Tom McLaughlin. Around 8:30 p.m., take the opportunity to quiz Sarah about all things Unmumsy. Finally, there’s an opportunity to grab a shiny new copy of Sarah’s novel and have it signed by the woman herself.

Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-the-unmumsy-mum-tickets-365646056197

Tickets include a drink at the bar, plus finger food from Ebdon’s, a European-style bar and cafe on Sidwell Street. The bar will remain open for further drink purchases and everyone will walk away with a free gift.

Parking is available free of charge in the Bampfylde Street car park, located behind Positive Light Projects: 184-187 Sidwell Street (in the former Peacocks store).

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