UK MEET 2015
Friday: Registration desk open 2pm to 6pm in the main lobby of the Marriott. Badges, lanyards, souvenir programmes and hugs available.
Optional evening activities and entertainment (details tbc).
Saturday and Sunday: see DRAFT schedule below. Things may still change!
*NOTE: Sessions marked CHAT SPACE are opportunities for attendees to catch up and network in a comfortable area, at their own pace. There’ll also be competitions, a chance to share your news on a Celebration board – and of course, plenty of coffee :).
|8.oo am onwards||Material for tote bags to be left no later than 8.55am.|
|9.00 am||Tea and coffee available in Royal foyer||Tote bags stuffing|
|9.20 am||Registration desk opens|
|10.00 am||Welcome to Day One|
|followed by:||‘Novel’ Novel Openings – readers share snippets from their favourite books.|
|11.00 am||Tea and coffee available in Royal foyer||ChatSpace*|
|11.20 am||Tropes – avoid them or use them creatively? Readers, do you want them?
Brandilyn, Imogen, Rebecca C, Sam E
|Mystery, myth and magic – legends and the like as an inspiration
Sue Mac, Stevie, Lloyd Meeker, Phil
|12.20 noon||Buffet Lunch in the royal foyer|
|1.20-3.00 pm :I can’t believe it’s not the buffet of banter!||Readerzone
Tote bags available for collection by delegates
|Utterly Authorly (with names of table leaders)
||1.20pm to 2.00 pm Playing it safe – BDSM workshop Daniel Kaine, TJ Masters
2.10 pm set up book fair
|3.00 pm||Tea and coffee available in Royal foyer||Chat Space*|
|3.20 pm||Keynote speaker: ELIZABETH NORTH Executive Director of Dreamspinner Press.
International publishers of quality gay romantic fiction since 2007 | http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com
|4.00-5.15 pm||Spotlight book fair: opportunity to sell, buy and sign books|
|9.00 am||Tea and coffee available in Royal foyer||One to one with publishers as booked||9.40am
Short, interdenominational act of reflection
|10.00 am||Registration desk opens for Sunday only attendees|
|10.20 am||Character building workshop
Belinda, Blaine, Lyn, Morticia
|Humour in fiction
Charlie, Elin, Jamie, Mara
|No thank you, Delia – reading and writing love & romance without “stuffing the turkey” Clare, Liam|
|11.20 pm||Tea and coffee available in Royal foyer||Chat Space*|
|11.40 pm||Sex scenes, what makes them sizzle? And what turns them into a damp squib? Astrid, Jo, KJ, Taylin||Unlocking your dark side – convincing killers, gripping plots and the like
Aleks, Hans, Lori, Sarah
|12.40 pm||Buffet Lunch in the royal foyer|
|1.30 pm||Keynote speaker KJ CHARLES A Rainbow Award winning romance writer and a freelance editor.
Represented by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency http://kjcharleswriter.com
Followed by Albert Kennedy Trust raffle draw
|2.15 pm||Help the team to plan 2016 followed by competition winner announcement|
|3.00 pm||Tea and coffee available in Royal foyer|
|5.00 pm||Attendees depart|