QUAD hosts fantasy writing festival

QUAD in Derby will host the annual celebration of science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing Edge-Lit on July 15 from 10am.

Edge-Lit 6 brings together some of the UK’s leading authors for a day of workshops, panels, readings and book launches for writers, readers and fans of genre fiction.

Edge-Lit Guests include Samantha Shannon, bestselling author of The Bone Season; Multi-award winning science-fiction author Stephen Baxter; Acclaimed fantasy and literary author Joanne Harris; Andrew Michael Hurley, Costa Book Award winning author of The Loney; Ken Macleod, leading SF author of The Corporation Wars; Peter Newman, author of The Malice and The Vagrant and Jeff Noon, science-fiction author of the Vurt series

Tickets are £30 and include all events. For more information email Alex Davis, event co-ordinator, at alexd@derbyquad.co.uk

Two further writing events take place in in QUAD in July, Writing from Life Workshop with Eve Makis is a chance to have a go at ‘life’ writing through a series of structured exercises. Using life experiences as the basis for fiction or memoir writing, the session includes advice and constructive feedback suitable for beginners and experienced writers. Taught by a novelist who always comes equipped with cake! Writing from Life Workshop with Eve Makis takes place on July 13 from 7pm to 9pm, tickets are: £8.

LGBT-QWERTY in association with Derbyshire LGBT+ presents Looking Back, Looking Forward, a spoken word event commemorating 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.

Featuring performances of new works by Sophie Sparham, Ash Watson, Dan Webber, Rachel Green and Ciaran Hodgers.  The event looks at LGBT+ life in 2017. Looking Back, Looking Forward takes place in QUAD on  July 28 from 7pm to 8pm.

Entry is free with donations welcome, all monies raised will be donated to Derbyshire LGBT+  For more information, please contact Dan@furthestfromthesea.co.uk

For more information on any writing workshops or literature events at QUAD, e-mail QUAD’s Literature Officer, Alex Davis: alexd@derbyquad.co.uk

For more information or to book tickets, please call QUAD Box office on 01332 290606 or go to: Poetry From Start To Finish http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/course/poetry-from-start-to-finish.aspx

Day of Writing http://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/day-of-writing/,