Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Spookfest

10.00 - 10.45: Gothic Horror with Donna Marie McCarthy

Meet this writer of gothic horror and twisted fairy tales. Discover what inspires Donna’s writing and get to know her favourite characters over coffee.

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11.15 - 12.15: The Frighteners by Peter Laws

Meet the Baptist Minister who explains why we love being scared by all things that go bump in the night.

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12.30 - 1.15: Grey Dog Tales from John Linwood Grant

The bearded creature born by the North Sea who loves lurchers will discuss his strange stories.

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1.30 - 2.30 : Goblins & Vampires with Simon Clark

Meet the man who brought Vampires into Leppington and hear about some of his spooky experiences.

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2.45 - 3.30: Vile Verse with Phil Breach

Enjoy your afternoon tea with poetry as Phil Breach versifies The Wyrd with black-hearted beast tales and blasphemies of the flesh.

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3.30 - 4.30: Ghostly Goosebumps with Karen Perkins

Karen Perkins explores her ghostly experiences through her Yorkshire Ghost Stories.

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Writing Revealed

A panel of horror writers, publishers and editors will be awaiting your questions about the journey to becoming a published writer.

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The Power and the Glory of Metrical Poetry

Sign-up for a 2-hour workshop to write and develop your own piece of metrical poetry with the support of poet Phil Breach.

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