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Chance to meet hit first-time novelist Sarah Turner in Exeter

Published: 23 June 2022

Novelist Sarah Turner will be at Positive Lights in Exeter on 2 July

Novelist and blogger Sarah Turner will be in Exeter on Saturday 2 July to celebrate the publication of her first novel, Stepping Up.

An evening with Sarah Turner takes place at the Exeter City Council-supported Positive Lights Project in Sidwell Street.

Organised by InExeter – the city’s business improvement district - and The Bookery, those attending can expect honest insights, hilarious anecdotes, and plenty of emotional moments at this intimate gig.

Positive Lights Project is a not-for-profit organisation that uses visual arts to engage and inspire a diverse range of audiences.

Last year the City Council awarded Positive Light Projects £12,558 from its Strategic Fund to help move into their new home. The money helped the organisation build a creative and cultural working and teaching space in an old disused retail space in Sidwell Street.

Stepping Up is the debut novel by Sarah Turner, known for her blog The Unmumsy Mum and her best-selling non-fiction books, The Unmumsy Mum, The Unmumsy Mum Diary and The Unmumsy Mum A-Z.

Stepping Up is described as both hilarious and heart-warming. The main character Beth is drifting through life with no responsibilities until a family tragedy forces her to become guardian to her teenage niece and toddler nephew. Follow Beth’s journey as her world is turned upside down, she is determined that this time she's not giving up – instead, it's time to step up.

Doors open at 6:30pm, allowing an hour for drinks, nibbles, and mingling. At 7:30pm Sarah takes to the stage for a no holds barred interview led by friend and colleague Tom McLaughlin. At around 8.30pm take advantage of the opportunity to quiz Sarah on all things Unmumsy. Finally, there an opportunity to grab a shiny new copy of Sarah's novel and have it signed by the woman herself.

Tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite:

Tickets include a drink from the bar, plus nibbles from Ebdon's, a European style bar and cafe located on Sidwell Street. The bar will remain open for further drinks purchases plus everyone will leave with a free gift.

Parking is available for free in the Bampfylde Street car park, situated behind Positive Light Projects: 184-187, Sidwell Street (in the old Peacocks store).

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