This timetable is still subject to possible changes.
Opening event and drinks reception. With Julian Sands. (more…)
- 14.45 – 16.45
Researching for Historical Fiction with Toni Mount. Add authenticity and find period inspiration for your writing. (more…)
- 14.45 – 17.00
Discover the magic of putting words to music.
- 15.00 – 16.00
Self-styled feminist, subversive woman author – with jokes! (more…)
Simon will be discussing his new novel, Prague Spring. (more…)
- 15.45 – 16.30
Talk by Michael Arditti, novelist and critic, Winner of Waterstones’ Mardi Gras Award. (more…)
Poetry at the Palace: Poets John McCullough and Jackie Wills read and discuss their work. Hosted by Antony Mair. (more…)
Music with a back-story by Boccherini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, from this world-renowned ensemble. (more…)
John Knowles presents two of his monologues,‘Caliban’s Codex’ and ‘Toby Belch is Unwell’ (more…)
- 10.00 – 16.00
Book Fair – New Books & Meet the authors. Free entry – open to public. (more…)
- 11.15 – 13.30
Sports Journalism with Pete May, journalist and author, associate lecturer in sports journalism at the London College of Communication. For all budding sports writers.
- 10.00 – 12.00
Panel discussion Writing for children and young adults, meet the authors – with Kevin Brooks, Elizabeth Dale, Katie Dale, Kathryn Evans and Kate O’Hearn.
- 10.00 – 17.00
Workshop 4 in Creativity, run by Explore the Arch. Exploring ways to gather and honour words in a multi disciplinary team.
Ticket £10 plus booking fee available from explorethearch.com,
- 10.00 – 17.00
Playwright John Knowles will be leading on a day-long workshop exploring the practicalities of writing for the theatre and taking your script, from page to stage.
- 10.00 – 11.15
Jane Harris in conversation with Financial Times journalist, Emma Boyde. (more…)
- 11.30 – 12.30
David Gaffney on flash fiction. (more…)
- 12.45 – 14.00
A free family activity for ages 4 to 12 and their parents. (more…)
- 14.00 – 16.45
Flash Fiction Workshop 6 with Michael Loveday. (more…)
- 14.00 – 16.30
In this practical workshop participants will discover the basics of marketing and promotion, and leave with insights they can apply immediately. (more…)
- 14.00 – 16.00
Pitch your novel to Louise Buckley of Zeno Agency. (more…)
- 14.00 – 15.00
Sophie Hannah, award winning author and recreator of Agatha Christie novels, talks about her work. (more…)
- 15.15 – 16.00
Man Booker Prize shortlisted and McKitterick prize-winning author Alison Moore talks about her work with journalist, Nicolette Jones. (more…)
Hilarious take on the Oscar Wilde classic. (more…)
Screening of this Stephen Daldry film, screenplay by David Hare based on Michael Cunningham’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title. (more…)
- 10.00 – 11.30
Maggie discusses her latest novel, The Scent of You and her earlier work.
- 11.15 – 13.00
Workshop for young people (10 yrs +) (more…)
- 10.00 – 12.00
Crime Fiction panel discussion: Sheila Bugler, Chris Curran, Marnie Riches and David Videcette. (more…)
- 12.00 – 13.30
Closing ceremony and drinks reception. Announcement of Winners (more…)