This is the Programme for the day (subject to changes)

Oakwood Literature Festival

Programme for the Day

Saturday 12th May 2018 10am – 4pm

Oakwood Community Centre

118 Springwood Drive

Oakwood

Derby DE21 2RQ

Admission FREE

Main Hall Open 10-4pm

 

10am First Oakwood Literature Festival Opening Address

Debbie Young author of Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries as well as being Author Advice Centre Manager and UK Ambassador for the Alliance of Independent Authors.

10.20am New Book Launches

Dawn Brookes, organiser of the festival will be introducing the authors attending the day and announcing new book launches

 

Main Hall

Author Readings 10 minute Intervals

 

Old Changing Room Back of Building

Author Panel Talks

11am Author Readings Fiction

Kate Frost (chair) Darren Young, AA Abbott, Josephine Lay, Debbie Young

 

 

 

11am Bringing History to Life through Books

Authors who specialise in writing historical fiction will discuss the historical eras they write about and how their writing brings that age to life:

John Lynch (chair), David Ebsworth & Celia Boyd.

12MD Authors Children’s Storytime

Susie Dundon-Innis (chair), Ladey Adey, David Robertson,

Sally Wilkes

 

 

12MD Captivating Memoirs

Authors will discuss how to develop a memoir that draws the reader into the story

Dawn Brookes (chair), Mina Drever & Celia Boyd

1 pm Author readings Fiction

Celia Boyd, (chair), John Lynch, Kate Frost

1.40pm Author readings

Peter Lay

Poetry Josephine Lay

 

 

1pm Engaging Children & teenagers with reading

Authors will discuss why they feel it is important for children/teenagers to read and how authors can write to engage them to do so

Debbie Young (chair), David Robertson & Kate Frost

 

2pm Children’s Storytime

David Robertson, Susie Dundon-Innis

2.30pm Author Readings Memoirs

Martin Shipley, Dawn Brookes, Mina Drever

 

2pm Riveting Fiction

Four authors who write for different audiences will share their ideas for creating riveting fiction

Debbie Young (chair), AA Abbott, Kate Frost, Darren Young

3pm Your Turn to Read

Members of the public aged 13 upwards will be given 3 minutes each to read from your own work. No ‘adult only’ content will be allowed. 10 readings on a first come, first served basis – register interest with bookshop volunteer.

3pm Children’s turn to Read

Children under 12, who wish to read their work will be given 3 minutes each. 10 readings on a first come, first served basis – register interest with bookshop volunteer.

3.30pm Raffle Prize Winners & Literary Photo Competition Winners announced

Only raffle winners present will receive prizes, if a winner is not in the hall, another ticket will be drawn.

4pm Closing Address & Presentations, Dawn Brookes

10am First Oakwood Literature Festival Opening Address

10.20am Dawn Brookes, organiser of the festival will be introducing the authors attending the day and announcing new book launches

Other Activities going on in the main hall all day

Narnia themed book café selling soups, hot dogs, cakes, teas, coffee & soft drinks 10.30 – 3.30pm

Bookshop selling festival authors’ books (preorder available on the website)

Tombola tickets on sale

Raffle tickets on sale

Children’s search & find activity (free activity with lollipops on completion)

Official Photographer for the day is Angela Fitch. If you do not wish your photo to be used in publicity following the event, please let Angela know.

All authors & volunteers will be wearing event ID badges on the day

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