Bristol Festival of Literature News

The website for this year’s Bristol Festival of Literature has started to roll out publicity. You can see the whole thing here, but I wanted to highlight a few things that may be of particular interest to you folks.

On the afternoon of Saturday October 22nd there will be an event at Bristol Museum called Ancient Egyptian Story-Telling. It will feature four writers, three of whom should be known to you. Justin Newland, Amanda Huskisson and Piotr Swietlik have all read at BristolCon Fringe, and Piotr has a story in Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion. The museum folks have been very efficient with the publicity. You can find out more here.

On Monday October 24th there will be an event at Bristol University called Ageing in the LGBT community. It will feature Alan Clark (author of Rory’s Boys, a comedy set in a retirement home for gay men), Dr. Jane Traies (author of The Lives of Older Lesbians), Dr. Paul Willis of Bristol University and Berkeley Wilde of The Diversity Trust. It will be chaired by me. Attendance is free, and it is 7:00pm at the Lecture Theatre, Helen Wodehouse Building, 35 Berkeley Square. I’ll have an official post up on the OutStories Bristol website in a day or two.

On Thursday October 27th there will be an event called Strong Women. Ominously it is going to be at Arnos Vale Cemetery, and it has a 10:00am start time so though I am on the panel I may be mainlining coffee throughout. I’ll let you know as and when I know more, but I’m sure you are familiar with the panel idea. I will take my copy of Fight Like A Girl to wave at people.

Finally on Saturday October 29th there is BristolCon, with Ken MacLeod, Sarah Pinborough, Fangorn and many other fine SFnal people.

I’ll be on Women’s Outlook on October 19th and I’ll be devoting the whole two hours to the Festival. Guests will include Joanne Hall, Dr. Paul Willis and Gav Watkins from the Festival.