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Portsmouth BookFest 2017

Portsmouth BookFest 2017

Join some of the biggest local writers and national stars at intimate settings across the city.

Portsmouth BookFest 2017

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  1. Add Not All Cocktails and Country Houses: The Return of the Golden Age with Carol Westron to your Itinerary

    Not All Cocktails and Country Houses: The Return of the Golden Age with Carol Westron

    Portsmouth

    The Golden Age of Detective Fiction is back in fashion some decades after its peak - learn more about this renaissance with writer Carol Westron.

  2. Add “My Dear Laddie” with Laura Weston to your Itinerary

    “My Dear Laddie” with Laura Weston

    Portsmouth

    Learn about the relationship between Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his two sons, Dennis and Adrian.

  3. Add Little Characters Workshop with Andy Steele to your Itinerary

    Little Characters Workshop with Andy Steele

    Portsmouth

    Andy Steele will help children aged 5-8 to develop characters and inspiring narrative.

  4. Add Metamorphosis by Polly Morland to your Itinerary

    Metamorphosis by Polly Morland

    Portsmouth

    Author Polly Morland explores how true stories have the power to open up new ways of thinking about how and why we change, and how imagination is key to the transformation process.

  5. Add Metamorphosis by Polly Morland to your Itinerary

    Metamorphosis by Polly Morland

    Portsmouth

    Author Polly Morland explores how true stories have the power to open up new ways of thinking about how and why we change, and how imagination is key to the transformation process.

  6. Add Conan Doyle, Lombrose and the Science of the Spirits to your Itinerary

    Conan Doyle, Lombrose and the Science of the Spirits

    Portsmouth

    'Conan Doyle, Lombrose and the Science of the Spirits' is the story of Arthur Conan Doyle and famous criminologist Lombroso’s scientific belief in ghosts

  7. Add Stories of Your Life with Dr Alison Habens to your Itinerary

    Stories of Your Life with Dr Alison Habens

    Portsmouth

    Anyone with a story to tell can get started on their autobiography with this workshop from Dr Alison Habens.

  8. Add Afternoon tea with Rosie Goodwin to your Itinerary

    Afternoon tea with Rosie Goodwin

    Portsmouth

    Join bestselling author Rosie Goodwin for a delightful afternoon tea.

  9. Add Pompey versus Mansfield Park to your Itinerary

    Pompey versus Mansfield Park

    Portsmouth

    Explore the link between Jane Austen and Portsmouth, through her famous work Mansfield Park.

  10. Add Local Writers’ Fair  to your Itinerary

    Local Writers’ Fair

    Portsmouth

    Some of the most celebrated local authors will be in attendance at Southsea Library to chat and sell copies of their books.

  11. Add Book Cover Design and Creating Your Author Brand to your Itinerary

    Book Cover Design and Creating Your Author Brand

    Portsmouth

    Christine Hammacott from The Art of Communication gives self-publishing writers all the tips needed to design and brand both themselves and their works.

  12. Add Premature Articulation with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub to your Itinerary

    Premature Articulation with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub

    Portsmouth

    Join Portsmouth Writers' Hub as they share stories ahead of the Valentine's Day Massacre event.

  13. Add The Valentine’s Day Massacre with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub to your Itinerary

    The Valentine’s Day Massacre with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub

    Portsmouth

    Choose beer. Choose cheese. Choose rage.

  14. Add Dennis Potter in The Present Tense – by Project Adorno to your Itinerary

    Dennis Potter in The Present Tense – by Project Adorno

    Portsmouth

    Tongues & Grooves brings this unique exploration of Dennis Potter to their old haunt at The Square Tower.

  15. Add Nemesis with Knitting Needles to your Itinerary

    Nemesis with Knitting Needles

    Portsmouth

    Crime and mystery writers The Deadly Dames talk about female detectives past and present.

  16. Add Eleanor Stewart: Voyages Around My Mother to your Itinerary

    Eleanor Stewart: Voyages Around My Mother

    Portsmouth

    After last year’s successful talk on her memoir 'New Habits', Eleanor Stewart returns with her latest book.

  17. Add Yoga for Writers with Helen Salsbury to your Itinerary

    Yoga for Writers with Helen Salsbury

    Portsmouth

    Writer and yoga teacher Helen Salsbury will help fellow writers work against the aches and issues caused by writing.

  18. Add Lottie Moggach - Kiss Me First to your Itinerary

    Lottie Moggach - Kiss Me First

    Portsmouth

    Acclaimed novelist Lottie Moggach hosts a discussion on the theme of internet behaviour and adapting novels for the screen.

  19. Add Writing a Picture Book with Charlotte Comley and Andy Steele to your Itinerary

    Writing a Picture Book with Charlotte Comley and Andy Steele

    Portsmouth

    This fun workshop looks at character and illustration within the 24-page picture book structure.

  20. Add Portsmouth Coppers with Pauline Rowson and Graham Hurley to your Itinerary

    Portsmouth Coppers with Pauline Rowson and Graham Hurley

    Portsmouth

    Local authors Graham Hurley and Pauline Rowson are cross-examined by Diana Bretherick on their use of Portsmouth in crime fiction.

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