Competition Launched With Abundant Gift of Books

Competition Launched With Abundant Gift of Books
July 8, 2019

The Val Wood Prize has become a staple on the International writing competition circuit since it began in 2014, awarding cash prizes to budding writers along with website publication of their stories.

Entrants have been challenged to address different themes over the years, such as women’s rights, history and the city of Hull but this year, the competition is challenging writers to get romantic and create a story in the form of a love letter. 

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Author From Beverley Celebrates 25 Years With Book Launch

Award Winning Beverley Author Celebrates 25 Years With Book Launch
November 8, 2018

Beverley based author Val Wood celebrates 25 years as a published author with a special launch party at Waterstones in Hull on 29 November and a special book signing in her hometown on 1 December.

This is a momentous year for the author as it marks 25 years since the release of her first award-winning title, The Hungry Tide. 

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Local Authors To Feature In The Festival Of Words

Local Authors To Feature In The Festival Of Words
September 22, 2018

Local authors will be featured heavily in the East Riding Festival of Words – the new look literature festival coming to the area in October.

The festival will be officially launched by Val Wood at Beverley Art Gallery on Thursday, 18 October, at 7.30pm. Val will be giving an exclusive reading of her latest novel, ‘A Place to Call Home’, which will be published in November.

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Val Wood Signing New Paperback A Mother’s Choice In Beverley

Val Wood Signing New Paperback A Mother’s Choice In Beverley
February 7, 2018

At a time when abuse scandals and in-equality hit the headlines, acclaimed author Val Wood is releasing her paperback, A Mother’s Choice.

The book tackles hard-hitting issues including poverty and rape in 19th Century Hull and Val will be signing copies at WH Smith Books in Beverley on Saturday, Feb 10 at 11AM.

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Val Wood To Launch New Book In Her Hometown of Beverley

Val Wood To Launch New Book In Her Hometown of Beverley
November 14, 2017

Twenty five years ago Val Wood anxiously awaited the results of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Romantic Fiction, with her entry, The Hungry Tide. After winning the competition, it went on to become her first bestseller.

This year Val releases her twenty-third novel, A Mother’s Choice which, like the rest of her back catalogue, unfolds in the author’s beloved city of Hull and she is celebrating its release with a launch event and a book signing in her hometown of Beverley this Saturday. 

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Val Wood Prize 2017 Winner Announced

Val Wood Prize 2017 Winner Announced
October 17, 2017

Creative writers filled Hull Central Library this Saturday for the announcement of the Val Wood Prize 2017.

As Hull’s award-winning author, Val Wood has sold an estimated two million novels worldwide and continues to engage her fan base with the annual release of romantic and historical novels, set in the Nineteenth Century and based on fictional characters who live in Hull and the surrounding region.

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Author’s Writing Competition Launches With Community Sponsor

Author's Writing Competition Launches With Community Sponsor
June 12, 2017

Acclaimed author, Val Wood has launched her annual creative writing competition for 2017 and entries are now being accepted.

This is her fourth annual competition in association with Hull Central Library and to celebrate Hull’s City of Culture year, the prize is bigger and better than ever thanks to Beverley Building Society who are sponsoring the £200 winner’s prize.

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Val Wood Book Signing This Saturday In Beverley

Val Wood Book Signing This Saturday In Beverley
January 10, 2017

Acclaimed author Val Wood releases a brand new paperback novel, No Place for a Woman this week and is celebrating with a special book signing in her hometown of Beverley, this Saturday at WH Smith Books.

Val will be appearing at WH Smith Books in Beverley on Saturday 14th January at 11am.

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