In case anyone out there doesn't know about these wonderful events I thought I'd post the details. The Regency Day will be the same week as our own celebration of all things Heyer and is a day not to be missed. This is the first event the RNA have staged aimed more at readers than writers.
RNA REGENCY READERS’ DAY
Saturday 8 October 2011 ~ 9.00 Am - 6.00 PM
Royal Overseas League, Park Place, off St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
A REGENCY CELEBRATION
The RNA will be holding a Regency Celebration on Saturday 8 October 2011 between 9.00am-6.00pm at the Royal Overseas League, Park Place, off St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR (near Green Park tube station).
This event will be a celebration of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and the books they have influenced. It coincides with the launch of a new biography of Georgette Heyer, written by Dr Jennifer Kloester, and 2011 also happens to be the bi-centenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s “Sense & Sensibility” – both perfect excuses for a Regency themed day!
THE FESTIVAL OF ROMANCE is the first of its kind in the UK although events for readers are well established in the USA. There are panels, chocolate tasting a fashion parade by authors ( in which I shall not be participating) and many other things. Do come along and support this event. The timetable for both days is on the Festival website.
Festival of Romance takes place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 2011 at Hunton Park, near Watford, Herts, UK.
The programme is based around romantic fiction giving readers the chance to meet favourite and new authors. There will also be fun activities including a chocolate tasting and the Festival of Romance Ball and Awards on Saturday 22nd October. The aim is to celebrate romantic fiction in all its forms.
Carole Matthews celebrity author interview
Book fair, panels, debates and reading group
Meet authors and fans from around the world
Competitions and quizzes
Writing workshop with Sue Moorcroft
Learn from the experts how to write romance
Chocolate tasting with Choc Lit
Meet the Mills and Boon editors
Win a publishing contract with Xcite Books
Fashion show, Book Awards and Ball
New Talent Award for unpublished writers
Judges: Donna Condon, senior editor at Piatkus
and Jane Judd, literary agent
I hope to see some of you at one or both of these events. Do come up and introduce yourselves.