Literary Events at Midsummer Muswell – 24th June 2017

Posted by rebekah on 22 May 2017, in News

Byte the Book member Yasmin Standen will curate this year's Midsummer Muswell, an annual event which takes place in Muswell Hill, North London.

Yasmin Standen, agent and publisher at Three Hares Publishing, is thrilled to be curating inaugural literary events to be included in this year’s Midsummer Muswell. “I’ve wanted to organise literary events in the area for some time,” she says. “Most of my neighbours are authors, have publishing links or work in creative industries; I wanted to bring literary events to the local community and to people from further afield.”

Yasmin loves working with authors and nurturing talent. She believes stories are an inherent part of our lives and cultures; sometimes people feel a desire to put pen to paper to share their stories. This starts out as an exciting thought, until they realise just how much work goes into novel writing. It takes time and perseverance to create good stories. Writing skills are honed over time and, eventually, when beautiful writing emerges, it’s a wonderful and all-encompassing feeling. “Writers tend to live in their heads and constantly question their work,” says Yasmin, “so it’s really important to stop the chatter of the mind and believe in yourself!” With this in mind, Yasmin has organised two literary events for Midsummer Muswell.

Details of this year’s events:

Author Confidential – the Secrets to Writing Success

Do you have a novel in you? Would you like to learn how to write a novel? Then come to our panel of expert and experienced authors, who will guide you through the ups and downs of writing a novel.

We have a wonderful panel, featuring two Killer Women writers – Louise Millar and Alison Joseph. Author Fran Smith completes the line-up with Jon Watt of Type & Tell chairing.

Sponsored by Type & Tell

Type & Tell is delighted to be sponsoring the inaugural literary line up at Midsummer Muswell. At Type & Tell we passionately believe that all writers should have the chance to become authors and with the help of this wonderful panel, we hope to share some of the secrets to achieving literary success.” – Jon Watt (Type & Tell)

Nick Cook's Children's Workshop

Nick Cook, author of the Cloud Riders trilogy, will be putting on an exciting, interactive workshop to teach children about the science of twisters and the art of storytelling.  Nick says, “To capture and inspire children's imaginations, my workshops are based around the core subject of my books: twisters, storm chasers and parallel worlds.”


“This is just the beginning,” assures Yasmin. “Muswell Hill is a vibrant literary community and I’m keen to add more events to next year’s Midsummer Muswell, including How to Pitch to an Agent; I’m also already in talks with a major food/lifestyle publisher with a view to having a panel of cookery authors and cooking demonstrations in 2018.”

Midsummer Muswell takes place on Saturday 24th June in Muswell Hill.

Further information and tickets can be found at: 

To find out more about Yasmin, have a look at her Hub entry. You can also find out more about Type & Tell in a recent Byte the Book interview with Jon Appleton about using Type & Tell to publish his second novel. 

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