This one-day event will run from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 5 November 2015.
10.00 Welcome; Registrations; General Melee
Please make your way to the registration desk in the Large Gallery, where we will be waiting for you.
10.30 Session 1: How much reality do we want in our fiction?
Alex Beecroft will be chairing this panel, ably supported by panellists Charlie Cochrane and Chris Quinton.
All formal sessions will be held in the Boiler Room, where they made the marmalade! Our master of ceremonies is Aleksandr Voinov.
11.15 Tea and coffee
11.45 Session 2: Keynote Speech and book launch
Our beloved keynote speaker KJ Charles will entertain and provoke us, and launch the Manifold Press anthology A Certain Persuasion: Modern LGBTQ+ fiction inspired by Jane Austen’s novels.
12.30 Q&A: A Certain Persuasion
Anthology editor and author Julie Bozza will chair this Q&A with fellow Austenites JL Merrow and Eleanor Musgrove joining her in the hot seats.
13.00 Raffle Draw
If you want to be in with a chance of winning some wonderful prizes, please take the opportunity to buy your raffle tickets at the registration desk during the morning.
13.30 Lunch Served
14.30 Session 3: Georgians aren’t Victorians
Our distinguished guest speaker Farah Mendlesohn will explore this fascinating topic, in a talk subtitled ‘How to dump everything you thought you knew about nineteenth century morality’.
15.30 Tea and coffee
16.00 Session 4: A Sense of Place
Our day concludes with chair Elin Gregory and panellists Anna Butler and Sandra Lindsey exploring the importance of setting and location in our fiction.
16.45 wrap up; fare thee well; to finish by 17.00
Any queries on the day can be directed to the Manifold Press team: Fiona Pickles; Julie Bozza; Morgan Cheshire; Heloise Mezen; or Chris Quinton.