Oakwood Literature Festival 2019

Full Programme for the Day Saturday 18th May 10am – 5pm

Venue 1
Oakwood Community Centre
Springwood Drive Oakwood
Derby DE21 2RQ

Admission FREE Pick & Mix (please help us with our planning by choosing the events you would like to attend and book tickets through our Website or Facebook page). You can also turn up on the day to pick and mix.

FOR ALL: 10am Oakwood Literature Festival Opening Address Formal opening by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Frank Harwood

• 10.15am Dawn Brookes, organiser of the festival will be introducing the events for the day.

10.30am – 11.30am Keynote Speaker 
Taryn Johnston from Chronos publishing will

be presenting: How to write a memoir/biography for publishing

Author Readings

  • 11.40am Poetry feast’ Josephine Lay (Chair), Charlotte Emily Lunn, SophieSparham, Becky Deans, Peter Lay
  • 12.30pm Children’s Storytime’ Wendy H. Jones (Chair), Dawn Brookes, LeeBenson, David Robertson
  • 1.30 pm A Fine Romance’ Kate Frost (Chair), Toni Bolton, SarahJane Ford
  • 2.15pm History Time’ Celia Boyd (Chair), Mike Atherton, Richard Vaughan-Davies, John Lynch
  • 3pm Thriller!’ AA Abbott (Chair), Jane Shemilt, Jo Jakeman
  • 3.30pm You can do magic!’ Rae Stoltenkamp, Sophie SparhamFOR ALL: Keynote 2

• 4:10pm Oakwood: From the Outside In’ Adam Dundon-Innis

Raffle Draw & Close

  • 4.40pm Raffle prize draw
  • 4.50pm Closing speech, Dawn BrookesOther Activities all day in the main hall
  • Book café selling bacon butties, snacks, cakes, teas, coffee & soft drinks
  • Tombola
  • Raffle tickets on sale (draw at 4.30pm, presence is required)

Workshops (Main Office)
Places are limited so these are ticketed workshops, please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are FREE

  • 11.30am – 12.30pm Ghostwriting with John Lynch
  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm Flash Fiction with David Robertson
  • 3pm – 4pm Poetry workshop with Josephine LayVenue 2 Springwood Leisure Centre Springwood Drive Oakwood
    DE21 2RQPanel Discussions 11am – 4pm
  • 11.00am – 11.50am A Plotted History (English Civil Wars, WWI, WWII) Celia Boyd (Chair), Mike Atherton & Richard Vaughan-Davies
  • 12MD – 12.50pm Creating New Worlds (SciFi, Timeslip, Magical Realism, Fantasy) Kate Frost (Chair), Rae Stoltenkamp, Sophie Sparham
  • 1pm – 1.50pm Gritty Fiction (Psychological thrillers, crime thrillers) AA Abbott (Chair), Jane Shemilt, Jo Jakeman
  • 2pm – 2.50pm What makes a cosy mystery and why is it considered a comfort read? Debbie Young (Chair), Wendy H. Jones, Dawn Brookes
  • 3pm – 3.50pm Romance: it’s not all Barbara Cartland and Mills & Boon! Author John Lynch who is involved in publishing romance at Mandrill Press will be interviewing 3 romance authors abut their books. Kate Frost, SarahJane Ford, Toni BoltonVenue 2aMeet the Author SessionsSpringwood Library Springwood Leisure Centre10.30am – 11.15am Readings from Children’s Authors Readings for children up to 4-8 years
  • David Roberston reading from The Dog Walk
  • Wendy H. Jones reading from Bertie the Buffalo
  • Lee Benson reading from The Adventures of Dan BearReading for 10 years plus

• Kate Frost reading extracts from her Time Shifters books

11.30am – 12.15pm Author Readings for Adults

  • Debbie Young reading from Best Murder in Show, first in series
  • AA Abbott reading from her latest crime thriller, The Revenge Trail
  • Jane Shemilt reading from her latest psychological thriller How Far We Fall