• The “Love Writing Manchester” series launch event

  • Sat, 15-02-2020 at 10:00
  • International Anthony Burgess Foundation
    Chorlton Mill 3 Cambridge St
    M1 5BY Manchester
The “Love Writing Manchester” series launch event - International Anthony Burgess Foundation - Manchester

The “Love Writing Manchester” series launch event in celebration of the Romantic Novelists Association’s 60th Anniversary, with special guest author Debbie Johnson. Date: Saturday 15th February 2020 Time: 10AM-5PM Location: The Anthony Burgess FoundationA celebration for Manchester Metropolitan University staff, students, RNA members, publishing professionals, authors and the general public.If you love reading or writing romantic fiction, come along to meet authors, MMU academics and industry professionals in a day of talks and reading celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Romantic Novelists Association.Follow #LoveWritingMCR on TwitterFeaturing a Q&A session with Special Guest Author Debbie Johnson, author of the internationally bestselling Comfort Food Café series.Ticket includes morning refreshments, cupcake and bubbly/OJ. Lunch available locally at a charge.Schedule:10.00am Doors open.10.00 -10.30am: Arrivals. Morning coffee/refreshments. Browse the Blackwell’s Manchester romantic fiction bookstall. Collect your goodie bags.10.30 -10.45am: Welcome by Catherine Wilcox and Kirsty Bunting.10.45- 11.15am: Alison May, Author and Romantic Novelists’ Association Chair: 'Romantic Novelists’ United - then, now and into the future'.11.15-11.45am: Jeevani Charika/Rhoda Baxter, Author: 'How to write romantic comedy'11.45-12.00 noon: Comfort break, 15 minutes.12.00-12.30pm: Liam Livings, Author and RNA Diversity and Inclusion Officer: Title TBC12.30pm: Lunch break. Event resumes at 1.30pm.1.30-2.20pm: Kirsty Bunting in conversation with special guest Debbie Johnson with audience Q&A.2.20-2.50pm: Catherine Wilcox: Troubleshooting the challenges facing fiction writers.2.50-3.00pm: Comfort break, ten minutes.3.00-3.50pm: Hera Books panel (Lindsay Mooney, Keshini Naidoo, Jeevani Charika, Kiley Dunbar, chaired by Alison May)3.50pm: The Manchester Writing School’s One Thousand Word Meet Cute Competition prize winner announced.4.00pm Closing remarks from Kirsty Bunting, Alison May and Catherine Wilcox.Drinks and cupcakes 4.00-5.00pmVenue closes: 5.00pm