Thursday, 22 September 2016

#TLF16 Highlights



Our first Triskele Lit Fest TLF16 took place last Saturday, 17th September at Lift in Islington. A great success! A free-entry festival, it attracted readers, writers, bookclubs and booksellers: all those who love the adventure of reading.


Triskele Books' Gillian Hamer and Jane Dixon-Smith on the till

JJ Marsh and the Triskele books

We offered a whole afternoon of exciting author panels focusing on Crime and Thrillers, Sci Fi and Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, and Literary Fiction, where trade, indie and small press shared the same platform.

Historical Fiction Panel
Crime and Thrillers Panel
Romance Panel
 
Sci Fi and Fantasy Panel
 
Preserving the Unicorn Literary Fiction Panel

Alongside the panels, in the pop-up bookshop, 40 authors showcased a diverse range of books where attendees mingled and chatted with authors, and discovered new books.









Over 40 authors participated in the festival, so we asked them the best thing about TLF16. 
Here are some of their answers…

A.E. Rycart: Meeting other authors. The event was very friendly.

Jon Stenhugg: Chance to speak to other authors.

Lynda Young Spiro: Meet interesting, lovely and helpful people.

Katharine D’Souza: Lovely atmosphere, good to meet people.

Elizabeth Woodcraft: Meeting other authors. Discussing their experiences as indie authors, being able to Tweet, Blog and Facebook about the event.

Helene Halme: Interesting talks; networking.

Anoushka Beazley: The opportunity and idea of it.

Kevin Booth: Networking with other authors; seeing what they are doing; innovation…



 And of course, a Triskele Books' event wouldn’t be the same without an apr├Ęs-fest party…

Gin cupcakes
Fizz
 If you’d like to hear more about the Lit Fest and Triskele Books, listen to Triskele co-founder, member, JJ Marsh live on BBC radio at 22.51 minutes here.

Also at the festival,we asked the authors to recommend one book, and next Friday we’ll be posting some of their answers … watch this space!

Photos courtesy of Julie Lewis.




2 comments:

  1. It was such a great day! My highlight was meeting a fan who has followed my blog since 2007 (!), and had to hug The Englishman when she saw him. (He quite enjoyed it, I think). Thank you for all your hard work – is it too early to ask what next year's date is? ;-)

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  2. It was a fab event all round - thanks to Triskele for your hard work in creating it. And thanks for including me on the "Preserving the Unicorn" LitFic panel with Sunny Singh, Sam Jordison, Dan Holloway, Catriona Troth and Alex Pheby. Nice little BBC interview with JJ Marsh on the above-mentioned link, too.

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