This year’s panel discussions will take place at Springwood Leisure Centre, from 11am – 4pm, just a short walk/drive away from the main venue of Oakwood Community Centre.
The packed programme of panel talks kicks off with:
A Plotted History 11am – 11.50am
Celia Boyd (Chair), Mike Atherton and Richard Vaughan-Davies will discuss the where’s and why’s in relation to their books. There will also be a Q&A at the end of the session.
Creating New Worlds 12MD – 12.50pm
Kate Frost (Chair), Rae Stoltenkamp and Sophie Sparham take on the awesome topic of Creating New Worlds – something they do in their works!
Gritty Fiction 1pm – 1.50pm
AA Abbott (Chair), Jane Shemilt and Jo Jakeman will be discussing the worlds how they write thrillers and create sinister worlds.
What Makes a Cosy Mystery and why is it classed a comfort read? 2pm – 2.50pm
Debbie Young (Chair), Dawn Brookes and Wendy H. Jones look into the world of all things cosy!
Romance: it’s not all Barbara Cartland and Mills & Boon 3pm – 3.50pm
John Lynch interviews three romantic fiction authors Kate Frost, SarahJane Ford about their own works.
Don’t Go Home Yet!
After the final panel discussion is over, head over to the community centre for a talk on Oakwood from Outside In, followed by raffle results and closing address.