Programme & Participating Authors

2017The BeaconLit Festival comprises an exciting programme of author panels, ‘In Conversation’ events, talks and workshops. The next event will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at Brookmead School, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Save the date and click here for details of ticketing packages. You are also welcome to email with ‘Subscribe’ in the subject box for our e-newsletter to be sure of all the festival news as it breaks.

Author discussion panels    Live interviews   Book signings
Meet the authors   Light refreshments   Giveaways
Bookshop    Free parking

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Hugh Fraser, perhaps best known as ‘Captain Hastings’ from ITV’s ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’ series, is also an accomplished thriller writer and is amongst those taking part in BeaconLit 2017, taking place on Saturday 8 July 2017 in Brookmead School, Ivinghoe, Bucks, UK.

Others taking part include: hot new authors to watch Steph Broadribb, Harriet Cummings and Clare Swatman (pictured left to right below); publisher Karen Sullivan, powerhouse ower of award-winning Orenda Books; BBC Oxford presenter and interviewer extraordinaire Adina Campbell; author and uber-blogger Morgen Bailey; and crime writer and BeaconLit founder Dave Sivers.



The 2017 programme will be…

09.00-09.30 Arrival/Registration

09.30-10.20 New Voices
A chance to hear from three of this year’s hottest new authors.
Steph Broadribb, Harriet Cummings, Clare Swatman.
Moderator: Dave Sivers

10.20-10.40 Break / Book Signings

10.40-11.30 Hugh Fraser in Conversation
‘Captain Hastings’ from TV’s ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’, now a successful thriller writer, Hugh Fraser talks to Adina Campbell.

11.30-11.50 Break / Book Signings

11.50-12.40 BeaconLit a la Carte – Choose from two streams:
– ‘Kickstart Your Story’ – Creative Writing Workshop with Morgen Bailey
– ‘Spotlight’ 
sessions – Poetry with Deborah M Hodgetts, followed by ‘Writing for Magazines’ with Sandra Smith

12.40-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.20 Adam Croft in Conversation
One of the most successful independent authors in the world, with over a million sales to his name, Adam Croft shares his amazing story and talks about his bestselling psychological thrillers to fellow crime writer Dave Sivers

14.20-14.40 Break / Book Signings

14.40-15.30 ‘What’s in a Genre?’
80% of all readers are female. Four very different women authors discuss what it ‘women’s fiction’, and why do we care? with Jean Fullerton, Christina Jones, Hywela Lyn.
Participating moderator: Rowan Coleman

15.30-15.50 Break / Book Signings

15.50-16.40 Small is Beautiful
Karen Sullivan talks to Sandra Smith about staring a successful one-woman publishing house and how vibrant, small publishers are shaking up the industry.

17.15 Close of Festival

We look forward to meeting you!


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