Just coming out of the other end of a heavy day of meetings, mostly about the future of literature provision in the East Midlands- unfortunately that's rather too long a story for this blog!!
However, something I am very pleased to post about will be the Alt.Fiction schedule, which is now at a publishable point. Of course this comes with the usual disclaimer that things may change due to unforeseen circumstances, but it should look a little something like this...
Readings and Q+A sessions (unless stated)
Graham Joyce and Peter Crowther
Publishing Panel featuring John Jarrold (John Jarrold Literary Agency), Sarah Hodgson (Voyager), George Mann (Solaris) and John Berlyne (Chair)
Adam Roberts and Eric Brown
Dinner Break including Signing Session, 4:45-5:30
Michael Marshall Smith
Panel discussions and Q+A sessions (unless stated)
Writing and the Internet featuring Lee Harris, Darren Turpin and Simon Spurrier
World-Building featuring Sarah Ash, Chaz Brenchley, Brian Ruckley and Juliet E McKenna
Building a Career featuring Simon Clark, Michael Marshall Smith and John Jarrold
Mass Book Launch featuring readings from Brian Ruckley, Philip Palmer, Simon Spurrier and Stephen Hunt
Horror featuring Simon Clark, Tim Lebbon, Mark Morris, Sarah Pinborough and Conrad Williams
Scriptwriting featuring Stephen Gallagher, Graham Joyce and Philip Palmer
Fantasy- Innovation vs Expectation featuring Juliet E McKenna, Chaz Brenchley, Stephen Hunt and Sarah Ash
Science-Fiction featuring Adam Roberts, Eric Brown, Tony Ballantyne and Justina Robson
Christian Dunn on Editing Your Work
Tony Ballanytne on TBC
Kim Lakin-Smith on Dark Fantasy
Justina Robson on TBC
John Jarrold on An Agent’s Work
You'll notice that the signing session is new, and I'm hoping to have a confirmed list of participants in that some point next week. But all in all I think it's an exciting day of events and hopefully one that everyone can enjoy!
All comments welcome, good or bad, on the look of the programming...
Will be back soon, hopefully with some news on 2009!
Thanks a lot