Featured Author



Rebel's Way - a book by Gwyneth Francis

Keli Tomlin will tell us about her beautiful book and offer copies for sale. Admission Free!

Keli Tomlin is a queer nature writer, creating fiction and creative non-fiction inspired by the beauty and wonder of the natural world. She is a regular contributor to the Earth Pathways Diary and has also been published in magazines, online blogs, and anthologies of both poetry and nature writing. 

Her first book, ‘Walk the Wheel’, was released on April 2023 and is a collection of eight magical folk tales that celebrate the turning of the seasonal year. These stories are a fresh take on the old magic of folk traditions and fairy tales; they are beautifully illustrated by Manchester-based artist Michelle Shore. Perfect for families, older children and anyone who is inspired by nature and our more-than-human kin. 

Keli published the book herself, working in collaboration with a local illustrator, printer, copywriter, and editor to bring the vision to life. This collective experience was hugely inspiring and influential on her creative practice.

Are You An Author? Do you live in or near Glossopdale?

Would you like an opportunity to present your books to an audience and offer them for sale?

We’re planning to run regular monthly sessions, probably Thursday evenings in Glossop Labour Club, each devoted to ONE author. If you think you’d like to participate, please contact us at hello@glossopbookfest.co.uk.

We’ll ask for a small donation (£5) towards the cost of room hire – we choose the Labour Club because hire costs are fairly low. (The BookFest has no political affiliations!)