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4th Annual Bold Strokes Book Festival
Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th
Join eleven Bold Strokes Books authors for a fantastic weekend of LGBTQ books and fun!
LGBTQ authors from the UK, the EU and the US will gather for the 4th Annual Bold Strokes Book Festival, held at the Waterstones in Nottingham’s market square.
Starting Saturday afternoon, we’ll have readings, discussions, question and answer sessions, and signings. Join us on Saturday night at Propaganda in the Lace Market for the popular meet and mingle and have a drink and chat with the authors.
On Sunday, join us for the publishing panel sponsored by Starbucks and hear what the authors have to say about their experiences in publishing. Plus, for the first time, pitch your own novel to a Bold Strokes editor! Sunday afternoon join us for lunch at the New Foresters for a last afternoon of books and giveaways!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear talented LGBTQ authors from one of the worlds most diverse publishing houses. Pitch your own novel, chat with people in the industry, and get your hands on some of the best queer fiction on the market today!
For more information, or to sign up to pitch your novel, please visit:
firstname.lastname@example.org (to request a time to pitch your novel)
Announcing Date for the 3rd Annual Bold Strokes UK Author Fest!
Save the date: August 4th and 5th at Waterstones Nottingham.
The Saturday night after party will be at Propaganda, with brunch on Sunday once again provided by Starbucks. Lunch will be held at The New Foresters for the final Author Meet and Greet.
Attending authors have also been confirmed, and it’s our biggest panel yet:
Rebecca S Buck
D Jackson Leigh (all the way from the USA!)
If you would like copies of the posters, or a few of the postcards to help us spread the word (or something in email format) give me a shout–I’ll gladly send some over!
This year’s 2nd annual Bold Strokes Books Author Bash, July 23-24th 2011, was amazing.
Authors Jane Fletcher, Rebecca Buck, Justine Saracen, Gill McKnight, Cari Hunter, I Beacham, Lesley Davis and editor Stacia Seamen took the stage to read from their books and answer questions from the audience.
The romance and world building panels were done in front of more than fifty people who had come from all over the UK, from Scotland, Wales, Spain and Norway. It was a diverse and wonderful crowd, and I’ve never been so impressed by a crowd’s questions and responses. There’s nothing like running a panel and really getting audience feedback.
On Saturday two thirds of the audience joined us at The Lord Roberts for drinks and a chat, and although the room left something to be desired, the atmosphere was great and everyone had a lot of fun. Dinner and a few drinks at another pub finished out an amazing day.
On Sunday, Starbucks provided coffee and biscuits, and although that ran a bit late, it was so worth the wait. People dug in before we started the talk on publishing. Again, the room was more full than not, and it was a great feeling. The authors were wonderfully candid about their experiences, and it was good to talk to people in the audience who had such great questions.
We then walked to The New Foresters for lunch provided by owner Debbie, and got to have another laugh and chat in the lovely beer garden. I got to talk to lots of people who had questions about publishing, and although we were all quite tired by the end of the day, it ended the weekend perfectly.
Here are some pics of the event. I hope you plan on joining us next year. And if you did attend, I’d love to hear from you!
LGBTQ Author Reading Promotional Flyer
1st Annual Bold Strokes Books Author Bash, 2010
Waterstones BSB UK Reading 2010
The author reading event in Nottingham went exceptionally well. We had a good turnout, even given the date change, and many of the women went to the bar after to have a chat and drink with the authors. Books were signed, stories told, laughs ensued. Most excellent.
Waterstones has said they would like to continue to work with us, and will gladly do another one next year, so keep an eye here for future details!
Please join us for this exciting event–six EU authors from Bold Strokes Books will be doing a reading at Waterstones Book Store in Market Square, Nottingham, July 29 at 6:30pm. Contact me if you have any questions!
LGBTQ Author Reading in Nottingham