Programme & Participating Authors

The 2019 programme will be available spring 2019.
Below is the 2018 programme to see what kind of treats you have in store…

2018 Programme – Saturday 14 July 2018

0900-0930 Arrival/Registration

0930  Welcome

0930-1020 New Voices

A chance to hear from three of this year’s hottest new authors.
Mary Lynn Bracht, Lydia Syson, Vicky Newham
Moderator: Dave Sivers

1020-1040 Break/Book Signings

1040-1130 Mark Billingham in Conversation with Martyn Waites
Eavesdrop on two acclaimed crime writers discussing their work and much more.

1130-1150 Break/Book Signings

1150-1240 BeaconLit a la Carte – Choose from two streams:
– ‘Writing Techniques’ – Creative Writing Workshop with Morgen Bailey
– ‘Spotlight’ 
sessions – ‘The Art of Short Fiction, with the ‘Just Write’ Team, followed by ‘Ghost Writing’ with Sue Benwell

1240-1325 Lunch Break

1325-1330 BeaconFlash competition results



1330-1420 Carole Matthews in Conversation
The international bestselling author of romantic comedy, with 31 books to her name so far, shares her story with BBC presenter and reporter Adina Campbell

1420-1440 Break/Book Signings

1440-1530 ‘Trust me – I’m a Crime Writer’
Red herrings, unreliable narrators and other tricks… how crime writers practice to deceive.
Stephanie Marland, Peter Tickler, Sarah Williams
Participating moderator: Dave Sivers

1530-1550 Break/Book Signings

1550-1640 Tony Klinger in Conversation
Tony Klinger talks to author, writing tutor and blogger Morgen Bailey about his career as a film-maker (including the legendary ‘The Avengers’ in the 1960s), author and media executive.

1715 Close of Festival


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