10:00-12:00 Saturday 4th November
Authors local and national at this year’s Festival will be available to chat about their books and sign copies.
Stroud Bookshop staff will also be giving book recommendations from a wide range of genres.
11.00 - 12.00 Saturday 4th November
Join Tracey Corderoy for stories and hands-on craft activities as she introduces her latest book Fairy Tale Pets.
Suitable for ages 3 – 6
11:00-12:00 Saturday 4th November
Find out how pupils and staff from Minchinhampton Primary School along with local children’s author John Dougherty got together to produce ‘A Portal Through Time’ – an exciting and funny time-travelling adventure story.
12:45-14:15 Saturday 4th November
Can you write a book in 80 minutes? Come and join in with local Children’s author John Dougherty and Minchinhampton Primary School teacher Clare McCarron as they attempt to write a fantastic novel in just an hour and a half!
15:15-16:15 Saturday 4th November
Just how do authors come upon their stories and find their characters? What is it that brings these fictional worlds convincingly to life? Katie Fforde and Jane Bailey will give a fascinating insight into their craft.
16:00-17:00 Saturday 4th November
An American Decade tells a story of immigration and identity, guilt and redemption, through the voice of one man grappling with a moral dilemma.
17:00-18:00 Saturday 4th November
Rachel Joyce, fiction writer and author of The Music Shop, a novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of bracingly honest self-help book A Manual for Heartache, join us to discuss how they go about writing books that arrive at the nub of who we are.
19:30-21:30 Saturday 4th November
Meet the residents of Hopeless Maine, a fictional island and setting of a graphic novel. Be prepared for an evening of gothic fantasy with a twist of steampunk and unruly magic.
An exhibition of original artwork for the project runs from 30 October to 5 November in the Gallery at Lansdown Hall.
11:00-14:00 Sunday 5th November
Join this fiction writing workshop with two popular Gloucestershire based authors who will be talking about plot, characterisation and dialogue.
11:00-12:00 Sunday 5th November
Hosted by Anna Gerrard, who runs Stroud Writers Circle, this is an opportunity for local writers to explore the many issues associated with seeking peer support and peer feedback.