In case you’re not already aware, it’s Largs Viking Book Festival this weekend, with a really interesting lineup of authors and a publisher, mostly talking about their Viking-related books.
You’ll find more info about most of the talks here*, all events are FREE, and at the Woodhouse (unless otherwise stated). Here’s the basics:
Vincent Atherton, Sat 27th 10:30am
Prof Stephen Harding, Sat 27th 7pm
Etta Dunn*, Sun 28th 10:30am
Margaret Elphinstone, Sun 28th, 2pm
Robert Harris and David McPhail, Festival Site Arena Stage, Sun 28th 3.30pm
Tim Hodkinson, Sun 28th, 4pm
and Paul Bristow, Sun 28th, 7pm
There are also writing workshops on Mon 29th and Tue 30th with Lee Montgomery at Cafe Bon Bon, 2.30-4.30pm…
AND an open mic event at The George on Wed 31st 7.30pm (don’t make me go by myself). Share your own work – poems and short stories only.
*Etta Dunn is a late addition to the lineup and replaces Siobhan Clark in the programme. We just got more information on what she’ll be talking about this morning, and it’s here, for your delight:
Etta’s background in writing, acting and editing, and being an award winning publisher, makes her an ideal person to present ‘Publish and be damned’, She will discuss the pros and cons of several, often confusing, different methods of publishing now available to authors seeking to have their work published for the first time. So come along, all you aspiring authors, and published writers too – find out how to succeed in the ever changing world of publishing.
Personally, I’m going to everything… See you there?