BeaconLit 2014

The Beacon Villages own festival of books and writing takes place in Brookmead School on Saturday 28 June from 10am-5,30pm and boasts a dazzling array of entertaining writing talent.

The afternoon will include discussion panels consisting of crime writers Stephen Booth, Jane Isaac and Anya Lipska, and young adult authors Hilary Freeman, Caroline Green and Teri Terry.  There will also be an opportunity, in this First World War centary year, to hear author and editor Mandy Kirby in conversation about her book Love Letters of the Great War.

The morning offers an a la carte menu, with hands on creative writing workshops by local tutor Claire Steele, sessions on getting published, a CSI Ivinghoe event by crime writer Alison Bruce, and a talk on ‘Why First Novels Fail’ by women’s fiction author Rowan Coleman.

There will be stalls to browse, a chance to chat to the authors and buy signed books, a local authors table and refreshments.  Tickets are now on sale.  To buy tickets or for more details, visit the website at


Date: 28/06/2014

Venue: Brookmead school