‘Poirot’ Star, best sellers and local writers in Ivinghoe’s dazzling BeaconLit 2017 line up

International crime bestseller Adam Croft, Sunday Times bestseller Rowan Coleman and Hugh Fraser – Captain Hastings in ITV’s ‘Poirot’, and a successful thriller writer, are part of an amazing line up for BeaconLit’s fifth festival of books and writing, being held again in Brookmead School, Ivinghoe on Saturday 8 July.

Early bird full day passes are on sale now at the bargain price of £19.50 for this great day out. But you need to be quick – the price rises to £25 at midnight on 31 May 2017. Morning and afternoon only tickets will be released nearer the festival.

Secure your Early bird full day pass – the best value ticket to enjoy the whole festival – at http://www.beaconlit.co.uk/buytickets.php

Adam Croft talks about his career to fellow crime writer Dave Sivers, Hugh Fraser will be in conversation with BBC presenter Adina Campbell, and Rowan Coleman will moderate a panel of top women novelists – Jean Fullerton, Christina Jones and Hywela Lyn, discussing ‘What’s in a Genre?’

Other treats include thrilling New Voices Steph Broadribb, Harriet Cummings and Clare Swatman, as well as award-winning publisher Karen Sullivan on starting and building the phenomenally successful Orenda Books imprint.

The festival has some strong local connections. Dave Sivers and Hywela Lyn are both from Pitstone, where Harriet Cummings’ parents also live and Clare Swatman is editor of Tring Living magazine. Several other authors are fairly local.

With workshops and spotlight sessions, the festival is a must for all readers and writers!

You can view the full programme at http://www.beaconlit.co.uk/Programmeandauthors.php

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