Sunday 8th June – Programme of Events

Sunday 8th June is day for readers and romance lovers. There are several streams of activity happening on Saturday, with different activities happening on different forums.

Schedules for all streams can be found below.

Please note that all times are British Summer Time.

Stream one: Join us on Twitter

  • 2pm: Jill Mansell & Mhairi McFarlane in conversation
    Follow @JillMansell and @MhairiMcFarlane to join the conversation using #Romance14
  • 3pm: Sheila O’Flanagan interviewed by Anna James from We Love This Book
    Follow @sheilaoflanagan and @acaseforbooks to join the conversation using #Romance14
  • 4:00pm: Romance in YA
    Authors Lydia Syson and Cathy Hopkins will have a Twitt chat about YA Romance and run a #YAKiss competition. Get involved by using #Romance14
  • 4:30pm: Romance in YA
    Authors Liz De Jager and Laure Eve will have a Twitter chat about the best of YA romance. Other YA authors most welcome to join in the conversation using #Romance14

Stream two: Hangout on Google

  • 5pm: Afternoon tea with Katy Regan, Alexandra Brown and Mhairi McFarlane
    To watch the hangout and take part in an interactive Q&A tune in here at 5pm
  • 6pm: Sarah Morgan in conversation with Miranda Dickinson and Samantha Young 
    To get involved with this hang out, join in here at 6pm
  • 7pm: Wine O’Clock with Lindsey Kelk and friends
    To watch the hangout, tune in to Lindsey’s Google+ page here at 7pm.

Stream three: Live discussion on Facebook

  • 2pm: Most romantic places people have visited
    Hosted by Kerry Fisher
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 2pm to take part in the live chat
  • 2:30pm: Lucy Lord and Belinda Jones discuss summer flings
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 2:30pm to take part in the live chat
  • 3pm: Historical romance – hosted by Hazel Gaynor
    Erin Knightley, Michelle Willingham, Joanna Hickson, Charlotte Betts, Carole Mortimer, Michelle Willingham and other historical authors discuss the genre
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 3pm to take part in the live chat
  • 4pm: Q&A with Marie Force 
    Take part in an interactive Q&A with New York Times bestseller Marie Force
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 4pm to take part in the live chat
  • 4pm: Steampunk session with Emma Jane Holloway
    Join Emma for an informal chat about all things steampunk from corsets to Cumberbatch! Visit the event page here.
  • 4:30pm: All things new adult
    Live chat all things new adult, plus exclusive cover reveals from J Lynn and Jay Crownover
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 4:30pm to take part in the live chat
  • 5pm: The men of romance
    Q&A with I Heart Chick Lit’s Kevin Loh plus chat to male romance authors NicTatano and Tim O’Rourke
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 5pm to take part in the live chat
  • 5:30pm: Erotica hour
    Emma Sayle, founder of Killing Kittens chats to erotica authors Nicola Jane and Primula Bond
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 5:30pm to take part in the live chat
  • 6:30pm: TBC
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 6:30pm to take part in the live chat
  • 7pm: Witching hour – hosted by Gena Showalter
    Paranormal romance talk with several paranormal romance authors
    Visit the Romance Festival Facebook page at 7:00pm to take part in the live chat
  • 7:00pm: Q&A with NYT-bestselling author Susan Mallery
    This will be happening on Susan’s Facebook page at 7pm. Link to follow.

Stream four: Reader blogs on WordPress

  • Throughout the day – tune from 2-8pm to talk about taboos in romance, get dating tips for London and New York, wedding tips (for when those dates go well!), read author posts and lots more
    Visit the Romance Festival blog throughout the day to read them all

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