Ryedale Book Festival
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3.30 - 4.30: Ghostly Goosebumps with Karen Perkins
Karen Perkins explores her ghostly experiences through her Yorkshire Ghost Stories.
A panel of horror writers, publishers and editors will be awaiting your questions about the journey to becoming a published writer.
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.