This is the year of online literary festivals – all the chit chat and all the literati you could want, and all from the comfort of your sofa. Bristol Literature Festival has a great programme, and you can catch me at a couple of free, online events too…
INSPIRATIONAL FEMALE AUTHORS
Stories of Strong Women
10:30am, Friday 23 October
Women inspiring women! Bristol authors Jane Duffus, Elle Spellman and Heather Child discuss women whose writing has blazed a trail. Join us for this free, online event.
7pm, Saturday 24 October
From landmine-sniffing rats to the mysterious ‘red gene’… Bristol novelists Ali Bacon, Jean Burnett, Kerry Postle and Heather Child share the three most amazing things they found out while researching their books. Delve into the secrets of famous Italian artists, the birth of photography, the Spanish Civil War and some astonishing quantum physics. You are sure to learn something new!
And my lovely writing group, Just Write Bristol, are putting on a virtual version of their popular Story Sunday events, normally held at the Southbank Centre…
THE GREAT ESCAPE
7pm, Sunday 25 October
Just Write Bristol present a flurry of escape and escapism.
Showcasing specially commissioned short and snappy stories read by our best-loved writers and performers who will also talk about their writing lives, writing styles and writing inspiration. Join us on our imaginary journeys, find out how writers tick, be ready with your feedback, comments and questions!
Look forward to seeing you there!