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Saturday 8 July 2017


For our fifth festival, the BeaconLit Festival Committee has created another exciting and entertaining programme of events, including author panels, live interviews, workshops and much more. There will also be a bookstall, light refreshments and giveaways.

Read all about the authors, writers and broadcasters taking part by clicking 'Participants' above.

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0900-0930 Arrival/Registration

0930-1020 New Voices
A chance to hear from three of this year’s hottest new authors.
Steph Broadribb, Harriet Cummings, Clare Swatman.
Moderator: Dave Sivers
Sponsored by Orenda Books

1020-1040 Break/Book Signings

1040-1130 Hugh Fraser in Conversation
‘Captain Hastings’ from TV’s ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’, now a successful thriller writer, Hugh Fraser talks to Adina Campbell.
Sponsored by Tesco, Tring

1130-1150 Break/Book Signings

1150-1240 BeaconLit a la Carte - Choose from two streams:
‘Kickstart Your Story’ Creative Writing Workshop with Morgen Bailey
- ‘Spotlight’
sessionsPoetry with Deborah M Hodgetts, followed by ‘Writing for Magazines’ with Sandra Smith

1240-1330 Lunch

1330-1420 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
Sponsored by The Haldi, Pitstone

1420-1440 Break/Book Signings

1440-1530 ‘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?
Jean Fullerton, Christina Jones, Hywela Lyn.
Participating moderator: Rowan Coleman
Sponsored by Buckinghamshire County Council

1530-1550 Break/Book Signings

1550-1640 Small is Beautiful
Karen Sullivan
talks to Sandra Smith about starting a successful one-woman publishing house and how vibrant, small publishers are shaking up the industry.
Sponsored by Buckinghamshire County Council

1715 Close of Festival


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