FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2022

 

10.00  WORKSHOP:  WRITING YOUR MEMOIR (WITH DENISE BARNES)

 

11.00  WORKSHOP:  PLOTTER OR PANTSER (WITH SUZANNE GOLDRING)
 

13.00  WORKSHOP:  FINDING YOUR POEM (WITH NEIL FAWCETT)

16.00  MEET THE AUTHOR:  MOLLY GREEN (AKA DENISE BARNES)
Bletchley Park - Britain's best-kept secret in the Second World War, and the location for Molly Green's latest series: The Bletchley Park Girls. How a setting can become one of your main characters in the novel you're writing.

17.00  SUZANNE GOLDRING: BEGINNER TO BESTSELLER (WITH CAROL MCGRATH)
Suzanne Goldring will be talking to Carol McGrath about her rapid journey to publication, resulting in five best sellers since her debut novel ‘My Name is Eva’ in September 2019. Her sixth novel, ‘The Woman Outside the Walls’, will publish on October 18.

18.00 PEDALO PERIL: WE’RE SINKING! HOSTED BY PAT WOLFE
Our popular balloon debate variation is back, featuring another motley crew of fictional characters enjoying a pedalo trip out in the Messinian Bay. On the way back they run into a strong current, and no amount of furious pedalling stops them from hitting a huge rock. The only way to stop the pedalo sinking is to reduce the weight in the boat – who gets to stay on board, the decision is yours!

 

19.00 QUIZ SHOW ‘UNIVERSALLY CHALLENGED’:  LIT FEST AGAINST AUTHORS

HOSTED By MIKE HEATH
The organisers of the Lit Fest emerge from backstage to take on a team of challengers from this year’s participants.  Can the authors beat the Lit Fest team this time?

20.00 CLAIRE PAPAMICHAEL:  THE PROMISE
We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled.

20.30 SKITSOFRENIS
Skitsofrenis on the loss of originality in Greek art, and how to get it back.

21.30 HUGH MCMILLAN
We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled.

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SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER 2022

 

10.00  WORKSHOP:  WRITING CLINIC (WITH CAROL MCGRATH)

ENTRY TO THIS WORKSHOP CLOSED ON 20/9/22.


10.00  WORKSHOP:  TWO GREEK POEMS: MEANINGS AND FEELINGS (WITH CLAIRE PAPAMICHAEL)

We are sorry to announce that this workshop has been cancelled

 

11.00 CAROL MCGRATH:  SHAPING YOUR STORY

Hilary Mantel famously wrote that a story is a series of scenes with an overarching plot and interesting characters. Carol McGrath will give a short talk followed by Q and A on how she plots, develops characters and scenes for stories. She will answer questions posed about characters and plotting in general. 

 

​13.00  WORKSHOP:  A SHORT INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING (WITH KATERINA GYFTAKI AND HARA NIKOLA)​

 

16.30 MAR MOR:  THE DRUNKEN DRAGON

Maria Mavroyenneas (Mar Mor) will be reading the English translation of her story, "The Drunken Dragon". A story inspired by the river Drakos (Dragon) that runs through Stoupa.

 

17.15 GUY HANLEY:  TAILS FROM A GREEK MOUNTAINSIDE

Guy Hanley lives in Neochori with his wife, Anne, 12 former stray cats, 20 hens and a border collie.  This honest book details their first decade in the Mani, the ups and downs of moving to a new country and learning the language, plus animals ... lots and lots of animals.  It is interspersed with guides to growing fruit and vegetables, keeping chickens and recreating classic Greek dishes served at the tavernas.

 

18.00 KATERINA GYFTAKI (with D.JOHN FORROW)

Travellers in the rain, a novel of mystery and romance by Katerina Gyftaki, translated by D. John Forrow.

 

18.30 MEET THE AUTHOR:  HARA NIKOLA

Hara Nikola will talk about her novel  '41 and a Half Kisses from Mr Leroy’, a romantic detective story with metaphysical quests.

 

19.00 OPEN MIC:  HOSTED BY PAT WOOLFE

Now it's your turn!  You've done the workshops, been inspired and entertained by our speakers and now we look forward to hearing your work.  Step up to the mic!

 

20.00 MEET THE AUTHOR: AUGUSTE CORTEAU

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled.

 

21.00 NEIL FAWCETT:  FROM DYSTOPIA TO PARADISE AND BACK

Join Neil for an hour of love loss politics and place with a fair few flurries of snowflakery.