Friday, November 9, 2012

Newcastle Literary Festival

I've just heard today that large parts of this event - including the Horror Day, in which I was meant to participate - have now been cancelled by the organiser.

It's ridiculous short notice in which to cancel an event of this nature, and I'm afraid it seems that the person involved is completely unreliable. The organisation of the event has been shambolic at best.
If anyone has bought a ticket and wants a refund, please contact the organiser/whoever you bought your ticket from in person to sort this out.

Newcastle Winter Book Festival - Horror Day

On Saturday 24th November, I'll be travelling back to the northeast to take part in the Horror Day in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The full programme is here (scroll down to Horror Saturday).

Discussion panel: Memories are made of this -
 how have your film, TV and fiction influences impacted on your work?

What first influenced today’s horror writers to start writing their own stories, scripts and novels? Who were their writing heroes when they were younger? What films did they watch? How much of an impact did TV shows like The Quatermass Experiment, Doctor Who and Brian Clemens’ Thriller have on their work? Join Stephen Volk, Mark Morris, Stephen Laws, Alison Littlewood and Gary McMahon for a lively discussion of what shaped (or warped) the impressionable young minds of some of today’s leading genre practitioners.

2.30pm – 1 hour, the Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE. Tickets: £8/£6

Or - tickets covering the whole of Horror Day, with panels, readings, signings and screenings, are £20.

Horror Day guests are: Ramsey Campbell, Peter Crowther, Mark Morris, Stephen Jones, Stephen Laws, Alison Littlewood, Paul Magrs, Gary McMahon, Lisa Tuttle, Stephen Volk, Conrad Williams and Gail-Nina Anderson.


Anthony Watson said...

Got my all day pass and will definitely be sitting in on this panel. Very much looking forward to it.

Anthony Watson said...

Not any more, obviously...