Teresa Benison

About me

Currently working on an historical novel set in 5th Century Cornwall. Originally part of an oral storytelling project in Cambridge, this has evolved from its Arthurian beginnings into an alternate history of the British Isles – in fact what began as a single novel has the potential to become an entire series spanning centuries.

I am also working on a novel based around a 1970s folk-rock band, but this period falls outside the 50 year definition of ‘historical fiction’ 🙁

As for me, my bio, I have published two contemporary novels with Random House and taught creative writing for the University of Cambridge. I am Co-Founder of the Penzance Writers’ Cafe and am involved with the running of the Penzance Literary Festival. I am also planning a range of workshops at the Exchange Gallery in Penzance

Find me on Facebook and find Writers’ Cafe here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writers-Cafe/282400951892103

From my website

Writing Workshop: Let the Postcards Speak – by Linda Camidge

On November 9th members were offered a substitute for a much-requested session on poetry delivered by a poet. What did members enjoy instead? A not-requested-at-all creative writing session on postcards, delivered by someone who likes postcards.   The members turned up in plentiful numbers, and so did the cards, including…

Writing the Law with Alex Wade

  We were delighted to welcome local author Alex Wade to Writers’ Cafe on 12th October.   Alex left conventional law practice twenty years ago after, in his own words, ‘going off the rails’ and took up writing full-time. He still practices law but does so remotely, from Cornwall, rather than…

Crime among the Cream Teas – by Linda Camidge

Penzance Writers’ Cafe was delighted to welcome David Coubrough, author of the locally set crime novel Half a Pound of Tuppeny Rice, to Writers’ Café on Wednesday September 14th.   David, who has always felt an affinity with Cornwall, started writing at the age of 57 after attending a course at…

 
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