Having attended the Hebdent Bridge Arts Festival, it reminded me that there are a number of Writing Festivals coming up, so I thought I would share this information with my followers:
Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Festival Thursday 19 July - Sunday 22 July features workshops such as Crime in another dimension, Drawing the line, Ebook, Writing for your life, American writers, 1920/30s crime fiction, New Blood, Women crime writers, Literary crime fiction & Translating crime. In conversations with John Connolly, Kate Mosse, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Peter James, Ann Cleaves, Harlan Coben and Jo Nesbo. To view full programme and prices: www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com
York Festival of Writing Friday 7 - Sunday 9 September features mini-courses (How to write a novel: Harry Bingham, Self-editing your novel: Debi Alger, Children's authors do it differently: the fabulous 'crabbit old bat' herself: Nicola Morgan, Historical fiction masterclass: Emma Darwin, Be a professional self-publisher & succeed: David Gaughran and Talli Rowland), Keynote addresses by JoJo Moyes, Agents and Publishers and Stuart MacBride and various workshops, genre panel Q&As and book signings: www.writersworkshop.co.uk
The Festival of Romance celebrates romantic fiction in all its forms and gives readers a chance to meet favourite and new authors as well as taking part in lots of fun activities.
The 2012 Festival takes place from 16th to 18th November 2012 in the historic county town of Bedford. With over 35 romantic fiction authors taking part over the weekend it promises to be unmissible for fans of all types of romantic fiction. Check out the programme and find out which of your favourite authors will be there: www.romanticfiction.org