Wednesday 22 June 2011

Wish I was going to...The Bromley Literature Festival

The Bromley Literature Festival Ladies Who Love Day -
Sat 25th June

Bromley Literary Festival will be celebrating romantic fiction with a day to fall in love with at Bromley Central Library. Whether you’re a reader, a writer or a romantic, join the celebrations.

Romantic Heroes Workshop with expert romantic novelists Pia Fenton & Sue Moorcroft, Saturday 25th June 12pm-1pm, Bromley library, £7.50
Have you fallen in love with your hero, yet? And what about your heroine – is he the man she can’t get out of her mind? Are your readers going to want to spend lovely long hours enjoying his company? Join this lively workshop to create the hero none of us can get out of our minds.

Acorn's Self-Publishing masterclass with digital publishing successes Simon Gould & Conrad Jones, Saturday 25th June 12:50pm-1:50pm, Bromley Library Workshop, free
This self-publishing masterclass will walk you through the basics of just what self-publishing is and how to do it well. Simon & Conrad have self-published and sold thousands of e-books this year - find out how.

Ladies Who Love Panel Event hosted by Jenni Nock from Novelicious Saturday 25th June, 2:00-3:15pm, Bromley Library Hall, £4
Put the lovely ladies in the hot-seat, ask them anything from how to get their reader's pulse racing to how they warm their hearts. Featuring: Dorothy Koomson, bestselling author of Richard & Judy bookclub pick, My Best-friend’s Girl; Victoria Fox author of Hollywood Sinners, Julia Williams, author of The Summer Season; and Juliet Archer, author of The Importance of Being Emma.

Impromance - Saturday 25th June, 3:45pm-4:45pm, Bromley Library Hall, £5‘Impromance’ is the new way to create the romantic novel of your dreams (or nightmare depending on the audience suggestions). Bring us a prop, anything you like, and join our writer du jour for a literary adventure in romance. Who knows how it will end (or start), but let us help you live happily ever after… Let there be music...let there be love... Brought to you by Exquisite Folly Theatre with the Musical Director of award-wining Tony Blair: The Musical

Tickets available from 0208 249 7474. For more info/high res pics contact Eleanor Richies at

Also, don't forget to visit Novelicious. This week on Women's Fiction Thursday there's a review of Menna Van Praag's book, Happier Than She's Ever Been... , Cesca Martin has reviewed Milly Johnson's book, Here Come The Girls, and we have an interview with Nicola Cornick, author of Whisper of Scandal. Please visit whenever you like and please feel free to leave a comment or two.


Melissa Amateis said...

It looks wonderful!

Bluestocking Mum said...

Splendid way to spend a weekend! I'm in London with hubby for his birthday weekend (all being well ;)

Faye said...

Oh, I wish you could go too,Debs. Especially if you reported on the sessions for your blog readers as you've done for past conferences. There's a writer's workshop that I've always longed to attend--a week at a small college in the mountains with some of Kentucky's best writers. Only problem is I just have blog posts and journals to offer up for criticism. This seems like a busy time of the year to offer a conference such as this.

Talli Roland said...

I considered going, but I have so much work to do on my edits I just couldn't spare the time! It looks fantastic, though.

Chris Stovell said...

I can't go either, too far away for me, but what a fabulous programme.

Flowerpot said...

Great programme - but too far from Cornwall too!

Pauline Barclay said...

It sounds a fab weekend, sigh, I can't go too far away, but those who go should have a great time!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Melissa - it does, doesn't it?

bluestocking mum - hope you both have a wonderful time.

faye - that writers' workshop in Kentucky sounds wonderful, I wouldnt' mind going to that too.

talli - I know I'd love to, but too much on with family etc. Good luck with your edits.

chris - it does look good.

flowerpot - I can imagine it would take longer for you to get there than me, as I can fly to somewhere nearby.

pauline - just a little too far from Lanzarote :)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

That sounds wonderful, but I have to join the list of wishful thinkers!

laurie said...

i love ALL literary festivals!

HelenMWalters said...

Sounds like a fantastic event. I envy those who are going.

Anonymous said...

This looks like great fun.
I once visited Bromley, but only for a few hours.

Have a good week, Boonie

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

rosemary - me too.

laurie - so do I.

helen - I know what you mean.

boonie - I've never even been there.

You too.