Saturday, June 25, 2011

Join An Awfully Big Blog Adventure

These guys are one of my all-time favourite sites to visit for writing, process and authorly advice. Made up out of a revolving group of authors and industry peeps, ABBA are hosing a big old online literary festival this weekend to celebrate their third year on the webosphere.

If you're interested in writing - in all its many facets - do pop over to their site and check them out:


Here's the programme:

Saturday 9th July
9.30am Anne Cassidy Post: To Blog or Not To Blog?
10.00am Jo Cotterill 
10.30am Anne Rooney & Mary Hoffman Video: Italian Inspiration
11.00am Celia Rees Post: Scattered Authors, the Beginning
11.30am Elen Caldecott Competition: Win ‘Operation Eiffel Tower’
12 NOON Sally Nicholls
12.30pm Gillian Phillip Competition: Win ‘Bloodstone’ and ‘Firebrand’
1.00pm Liz Kessler Competition: Win ‘A Year Without Autumn’
1.30pm Sam Mills Video: Interview with Tyger Drew-Honey
2.00pm Adele Geras
2.30pm Jane Eagland Post: The Ups and Downs of Research
3.00pm Enid Richemont 
3.30pm Malcolm Rose Post: What teenagers really think
4.00pm Lucy Coats Video and Competition: The Hero Dog Story
4.30pm Susan Price & Katherine Roberts Post: Kindles and Kids Books
5.00pm Wendy Meddour Post: On Not Being a Famous Actress
5.30pm Miriam Halahmy & Savita Kalhan 
6.00pm Catherine Johnson Post: Rastamouse, the Moomins and Me
6.30pm Penny Dolan
7.00pm Linda Newbery Julia Jarman
7.30pm Andrew Strong 

Sunday 10th July

10.30am Emma Barnes
11.00 am Dianne Hofmeyr Miriam Moss
11.30am Kath Langrish Post: Secret Rooms in Children’s Fiction
12 NOON Nicola Morgan Competition: Win ‘Write to be Published’ and a crabbit bag.
12.30pm Julie Sykes Post and Competition: My Favourite Bears
1.00pm Leila Rasheed Competition: Win a critique
1.30pm Joan Lennon Post: The Flamingo and the Writer
2.00pm Hilary McKay Competition: Win ‘Caddy’s World’
2.30pm Fiona Dunbar Keren David Video: In Conversation
3.00pm Josh Lacey Competition: Win ‘Island of Thieves’
3.30pm Marie-Louise Jensen & David Calcutt 
4.00pm Candy Gourlay Video: Creating a Legend
4.30pm Karen Ball Competition: An Inspiring Giveaway
5.00pm Linda Strachan & Cathy MacPhail Video: In Conversation
5.30pm Malachy Doyle Post: The Happy Book
6.00pm Michelle Lovric Competition: Win ‘The Undrowned World’
6.30pm Sue Purkiss Post: What the Dickens?
7.00pm Julie Day 
7.30pm Lynne Garner


Unknown said...

Lol I havethe same thing scheduled for next week - great minds thing alike & foolw the same fab people :D :D

Lucy Coats said...

You are all fab and fantastic to support us like this! Thank you so much (and yes, it will be an amazing weekend!)

Lucy from ABBAlitfest

ImageNations said...

Interesting... first time I am hearing about them. Would check them out