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

Love, Death and Dire Consequenses – a personal look at the oral tradition

Music, Myth and Song….     There’s always a lot of love, death and dire consequences buzzing round Penzance Folk Club (held once a fortnight at the Admiral Benbow on Chapel Street). I should know, since I’m one of the guilty parties. I have a bit of a reputation for…

Pearly Dogs & Gin Jam – Cream Tea Diaries

Summer is drawing to a close here in the far west of Cornwall and, with it, the cream tea season…     Two weeks ago it was a blazing day in Falmouth when David and I visited Dolly’s Tearoom. What’s really exciting about this place is that it’s a tea…

All Good Things….

  I’m sure you know the saying: ‘all good things must come to an end…’   Before moving to Cornwall in 2011, I taught creative writing for the University of Cambridge ICE. I loved it, I love teaching, but it was all about other people’s writing and my own writing…

 
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