Friday 10.00 am
Workshop: Putting magic in your fiction
Sunday 12 pm
Book Launch “The Time of the Ghosts” by Gillian Polack, published by Satalyte
Sunday 12.30 pm
Sunday 1.30 pm
Panel: Using Grammar wot’s bad konstruktivlee
A discussion about when breaking the golden rules of grammar works and why.
Sunday 2.30 pm
Panel: What were we watching then?
Reminiscing about Classic TV shows of the 60’s
Sunday 4.30 pm
Guest Talk Gillian Polack “Building the world of your novel: how narratives help writers”
How writers shape the worlds they write in.
Monday 10 am
Panel: Food in fiction
Food can be an important world building tool in fiction. Writers share their thoughts on writing about food in fiction, their favourite fictional food appearances and maybe a recipe or two.
Monday 2.30 pm
Panel: Finding Authenticity
Finding the authenticity sweet spot between not enough research and far too much. Panellists discuss how they go about researching a story. Where do they start? How do they know which information makes it onto the top 10% of the iceberg above the water? When do they sacrifice accuracy for the sake of the story? How do they find those populist touchstones that create a convincing world in their readers’ minds? And how do they use them without their work descending into stereotype?
Monday 3.30 pm
Panel: Real Vampires
Are real vampires horrifying? Do real vampires sparkle? Are real vampires sexy? Or are they merely blood sucking fiends best decorated with a stake in their chests? Drawing on the rich and varied literature, films and other media our panellists discuss what makes a ‘great’ vampire!