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Daily Programme August 19th

August 19, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!

Welcome  to Week Two of the ebook festival. We hope you’ve all caught up with Week One and are raring to go for the next week. Don’t forget, if you can’t attend ‘live’ you can always catch up at a time and place to suit yourself by going to the ‘categories’ link. But there’s only a week to go, so you don’t want to fall too far behind! The festival may feel infinite as well as virtual now, but when it’s gone, it’s gone.

(It’s Chris Longmuir’s birthday today by the way. She’s been an absolute stalwart throughout the festival and her 12 part exploration into Crime Fiction at 7pm each evening deserves many trumpets to be blown in her direction!) 

We begin as usual today at 11am with a McStory. Today it’s Snippets in Scots by Andrew Velzian

At 12 noon we get the weather from Derek. Or Shuggie. Or Derek. You never can tell with sheep.  They’re like the weather in that respect.

At 12.30 we lunch with an Author. Today it’s Mark Frankland. He has been publishing since the 1990’s and has over 20 books now converted to ebook format. And his blog is one of my do not miss blogs!

At 2pm we begin our Sci-Fi residency. David Wailing, author of the amazing Auto Series is with us all week talking about things sci-fi. Today he looks at romance in science fiction.

At 3pm Cally Phillips continues with her drama (retrospective) residency. Today she looks at Men in White Suits, her theatrical response to the 2001 Foot and Mouth crisis. There is also another scene of We Wove A Web in Childhood to watch. And you can download the entire performance as an enhanced ebook from THE GOODY BAG if you don’t have the patience to watch scene by scene.

At 4pm Kathleen Jones is still running the Life Writing workshops. Today she gives feedback to the fourth session.  Even if you aren’t handing in ‘homework’ you can still enjoy the feedback.

At 5pm Our Advocacy residency for Week Two kicks off with Guerrilla Midgie Press explaining how and why they began as an Advocacy Publisher.

At 6pm we begin a week long exploration of the relationship between the author and narrator.  Is the author dead as Barthes and the postmodernists suggest? Six very ‘live’ authors give their views to Festival Director Cally Phillips. Today, the introduction.

At 7pm we’re still seeing all the ways to make crime pay, with our resident Crime Writer Chris Longmuir. Today she’s looking at The Police Proceedural. She blogs about this today on her Authors Electric Birthday Blog 

At 8pm we are over at the Comedy Fringe where Bill Kirton reveals the Comedy Sketches you’ve all (you have all?) been working on over the weekend.

At 9pm we begin a series of Late Launches where authors tell you about their recent releases. Tonight it’s Mr If’s ‘Pervert.’

At 10pm Roz Morris picks another Undercover Soundtrack. Tonight we are with Ruby Barnes

And easing you into the night at 11pm Jian Qiu Huang engages you with another Conversation with the Universe.  Tonight he offers you some thoughts on ‘I am not me’

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