It’s back! EdgeLit, the Midlands’ foremost literary day festival is back at the QUAD in Derby, showcasing some of the SFFH’s finest literary talent, including Frances Hardinge, Paul Tremblay and of course, some fantastic Angry Robot authors!

This year both Rod Duncan and Micah Yongo will be making appearances, as well as Andy Remic, Gav Thorpe and Jen Williams (who we only publish in the US of A but who we love, so we’re including here).

Here’s where they’ll be on the day:

10AM
Imposter Syndrome: At What Point Do You Become ‘A Proper Writer’?
Rod Duncan, Fran Dorricott, Zoe Gilbert, Roz Watkins (Chair), Micah Yongo

11AM
Special Guest of Honour Slot: The Life and Work of David Gemmell
Julie Crisp (Chair), Andy Remic, Anna Smith-Spark, Gav Thorpe

12PM
Promo 101: What Really Works To Market Your Book?
Julie Crisp, Penny Reeve (Chair), Gav Thorpe,
Adrian J Walker, Jen Williams

1PM
New Worlds: Is Fantasy Slowly Becoming A Broader Genre?
Sponsored by Red Kite Publishing
Anna Smith-Spark, Anna Stephens, Gav Thorpe (Chair)

1PM
Brave New Words – Live at Edge Lit
Featuring author guests RJ Barker, GX Todd and Jen Williams

3PM
The Rule Of Three: What Is The Appeal Of The Trilogy, And Will It Ever Fade?
Rod Duncan (chair), Frances Hardinge, Vic James, Mark Latham, Jen Williams

3PM
How To Improve Your Chances of Getting Published (workshop)
Andy Remic

4PM
A Sense of Place: Setting a Scene’s Atmosphere
(workshop)
Gav Thorpe

5PM
Building Imaginary Worlds On The Page And In The Mind
(workshop)
Rod Duncan

And if that’s not enough, our Pen will be in attendance too, moderating Jen and Gav’s panel at 12PM and running a social media workshop at 2PM. Other than that she’ll be holding court in the bar with editorial assistant Nick, so do drop by, say hi and talk all things books.

And don’t forget the Gemmell Awards presentation from 8PM. Check out who wins for best heroic fantasy this year!

Tickets are just £30 and can be bought on the door or from the website. See you there, chums!

 

 

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